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

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 December 2003 (India)
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sunil Dutt ...
Shri Hari Prasad Sharma
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Gracy Singh ...
Dr. Suman Asthana (Chinki)
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Dr. J. C. Asthana
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Parvati Sharma
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Dr. Rustam Pavri
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Zaheer
Yatin Karyekar ...
Anand Banerjee
Suresh Chatwal ...
Manilal
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 ...
Student
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Storyline

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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19 December 2003 (India)  »

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£31,760 (UK) (19 December 2003)

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£86,386 (UK) (26 December 2003)
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There are several pigeons in the film. This is a reference to the classic gangster film Parinda (1989), which was directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Circuit accompanies Munnabhai to his college room]
Circuit: [looking around] What the...? It ends almost right where it begins!
Murli Prasad Sharma: Circuit, do you know why God sent me to this college?
Circuit: God certainly never told me!
Murli Prasad Sharma: Because he wants me to settle a score with the man who made my father cry!
Circuit: Okay, if it's settled with God, all right!
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Referenced in Dostana (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Dekh Le
Written by Rahat Indori
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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A Laugh Riot!
8 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

The funniest film of 2003 and perhaps the DECADE. Munna Bhai MBBS is a non-stop laugh riot! Sanjay Dutt gives another mind-blowing performance.

Rajkumar Hirani is the new kid on the Block, but it doesn't show, one of would think he's a veteran filmmaker by the way he has directed his debut venture. Vidhu Vinod Chopra is not know for producing comedies, but his risk has paid off BIG TIME!!!

The film also stars Sunil Dutt, after a very long gap, but he does full justice to his role, he's in full form and doesn't miss a single beat. Rohini Hattangadi is excellent. Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani simply steal the show. Gracy Singh is Sweet, Sensitive and spellbinding. Jimmy Shergill is excellent in a role that seems tailor made for him.

Abbas Tyrewalla's Dialogues are superb and are the soul of the film. A definite must see!!!


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