Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.


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Credited cast:
Sunil Dutt ...
Shri Hari Prasad Sharma
Gracy Singh ...
Dr. Suman Asthana (Chinki)
Dr. J. C. Asthana
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Parvati Sharma
Dr. Rustam Pavri
Yatin Karyekar ...
Anand Banerjee
Suresh Chatwal ...
Neha Dubey ...
Girl in Club
Mumait Khan ...
Nandini / Hospital dancer - Song: Dekh le
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priya Bapat ...
Medical student
Anuradha Chandan ...
Young lover's mother
Chirkut ...


In India gangsters are called Bhai (brothers). One such Bhai is Munna, who is feared by everyone in Mumbai, a big city in India. He cons his village-based parents into believing that he is a doctor. He gets a shock when he finds out that they are coming to verify for themselves. So he transforms a rooming shanty house into a makeshift hospital, populated by patients, people he beats up. His parents arrive, are pleased, and happy that their son is well settled. They would like him to get married to a doctor's daughter. The marriage is arranged, but before the engagement, the bride's father finds out the truth about Munna, and cancels the marriage. Munna's humiliated parents see the truth for themselves, and hurt, they return home, leaving Munna with a strong desire to hurt the doctor - and force him to let his daughter get married to him - even if it means getting admitted in the medical college - with forged documents!!! Written by Sumitra (corrected by Carrie)

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Release Date:

19 December 2003 (India)  »

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£31,760 (UK) (19 December 2003)


£86,386 (UK) (26 December 2003)

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Loosely based on the 1998 movie Patch Adams, starring Robin Williams. See more »


When Dr. Asthana barges angrily in the ward after the song "Seekh Lay", Zaheer, the patient hugs him to cool him down. During these shots Zaheer's head is alternatively towards the left or facing Dr. Asthana. See more »


[Circuit and Munna have just kidnapped someone]
Murli Prasad Sharma: Circuit, I said "Point the gun," not "Shoot out all of Mumbai!"
Circuit: Chill out, bro - these are blanks, they only sting!
[He grabs their captive, who was trying to escape]
Circuit: Hey, Flo Jo, even THEY can do the job at close range! Do you want me to try it out?
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Referenced in Rang De Basanti (2006) See more »


Dekh Le
Written by Rahat Indori
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Real nice comedy
30 December 2003 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

I saw Munnabhai MBBS primarily because of Sunjay Dutt. He has always been good in comedy, and his movies make you laugh without having to take help of double meaning dialogues or crossing the line into bitchiness. Ofcourse, Sunjay Dutt has to have a gangster connection, only then the movie can sell. He is the eternal gangster and those roles fit him well, no body can deny that. But where you really have to give director the full points is that he saw the comedic talents of the junior Dutt and put them into a simplistic, well made movie.

All the characters, be it "Circuit" (Arshad Warsi) or the "Dean", or Sunil Dutt, have been portrayed well enough in the movie.

Some of the scenes, like the one where Sanjay Dutt "rags" the seniors make you laugh out from the heart, because this is something which every fresher in the college dreams of.

I think, the movie deserves full points for direction, story, acting, nice title.... This movie was a real treat to watch when most of the other Hindi movies (especially the over-hyped stuff) turn out to be below average.

10 out of 10.

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