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Well, watched it past-night once again(nth time, I guess!). Just came
to IMDb to see the response of our desis! Disappointed!!! Just 381
people have voted for it and the rating is going below 9! This movie
deserves to be in top-250 of IMDb! This type of movies are made once
every 2-3 decades. Munnabhai M.B.B.S. is a class.
I remember very well, when I first saw the promos of this movie on TV, I was considering it as yet another timepass-govinda-sanju-type-comedy- movie. The night next to its release, there was a party in Mumbai having guests like Nasiruddin Shah and Om Puri! Mr. Shah stated "This movie will go ahead of Vaastav." I was surprised like hell! Vaastav!!! Went to theatre the same week and watched it. GREAT MOVIE! I can't mention a point against it. Everything was simply superb. If we talk about acting! Even the sweeper or peon acted far better than the lead-actors of other Indian movies.
Don't go on anything, watch it and decide yourselves. You will love the movie, I swear!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
An excellent tapori-comedy movie after a long time. The plot line revolves
around Munna Bhai(Sanjay Dutt) and his sidekick - Circuit (Arshad Warsi).
Murli Prasad Sharma (Sanjay Dutt) becomes a bhai after coming to Mumbai. His father(Sunil Dutt) wanted him to become a doctor. Every time his father visits him in the city, his dhobi ghaat place has to be transformed into a hospital to show that he is a doctor. That scene is hilarious.
But once Sunil Dutt finds out the reality, he is heart-broken and leaves. So now Sanjay Dutt has a point to prove and gets an admission to become a doctor. He doesn't get along well with the dean of the college. He is also in love with his daughter (Gracy Singh). The story now focuses on how people in the hospital need to be loved and appreciated. Arshad Warsi provides humour after every few scenes. Songs weren't that great except I really liked the "Subah Ho Gayi Mamu".
Sanjay Dutt does justification to his role as the Bhai. Arshad Warsi in the supporting role has acted very well. His role in this reminded me a movie he had done earlier - Tere Mere Sapne.
Storyline: Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt) and his gang are the typical
'Bhai's in Mumbai who claims to be a social worker helping out people
in recovery (through kidnapping, haath-pair todna) etc and has lied to
his father that he is a doctor. When the truth is discovered, an
insulted Munna then makes a resolve to become a doctor. Coincidentally,
he joins the same college where his enemy Dr. Asthana (Boman Irani) is
a strict Dean. A comedy of troubles starts when the 'cool' don
confronts strict Asthana.
Comment: Although the story is quite similar to Hollywood's 'Patch Adams', the movie can make u laugh non-stop except for some serious scenes that are very few in that movie. The tapori style of Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi is just too good. Sunil Dutt has acted after a really really long time of 17 years. Gracy Singh is graceful and sweet. Boman Irani has done a good job as a Strict Dean of the medical college who accidentally believes in Laughter therapy. Although the punchline of the movie says "He might just cure you", forget about the curing, he will surely make you laugh!! Truly Amazing Humour!!
The funniest film of 2003 and perhaps the DECADE. Munna Bhai MBBS is a
non-stop laugh riot! Sanjay Dutt gives another mind-blowing
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!!!
When I went to watch the movie I was not so sure on how well the director could handle a comedy ( He is not exactly known for that!), BUT 10 minutes into the show and all my doubts were dispelled! This is a superb comedy, and you should watch it for Arshad Warsi's acting, if not anything else. 8/10
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.
It has been added to my version of the Indian classics.Parinda,Lamhe,1942 A Love Story,Dil Chahta Hai,Kaante,Shool,Satya,and now Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.(Forgive me if I am forgetting some great movies).I myself am a student of medicine and though its so unrealistic and atmosphere and so melodramatic a storyline but for once I don't care if it is.The dialogues have been written by some wizard.It was really good to see V.V.Chopras name in the writing credits.Sanjay Dutt was at his killer best and the rest were there to supplement him.And they supported big time from Arshad Warsi to Boman Irani to Gracy Singh.I Don't know whether I would cry and laugh both the same time ever again in my lifetime.
This movie was terrific. The comedy caused rip-roaring laughter. Sanjay Dutt makes a comeback after his poor performance in Ek Aur Ek Gyarah. The emotional scenes are very poignant. The emotions and comedy have been integrated perfectly. The themes of the movie are very inspiring.
They say laughter is the best medicine, so here comes Dr. Murli Prasad
Sharma to cure you. He may not be the brightest, he may not be the most
polite, hell, he may not even be an actual doctor but he will put a
smile on your face and make you forget all your problems. So if you
haven't seen the tactics of Munnabhai, then forget your problems for 2
and half hours and treat yourself to his funny and endearing classic.
Murli Prasad Sharma, aka Munnabhai is a gangster who claims to be a social worker. He ran away from his village years ago to make a life in Mumbai. However, he ended up becoming a goon who lives with the a lie he told his parents. He's a doctor. So once every year, Munna's parents come to see their "doctor" son and his clinic full of small time cons who pose as other doctors/patient. One circumstance leads to another and Munna's parents come to find out his real identify due to Dr. Asthana. A shattered and disappointed father, Hari Prasad Sharma leaves Munnaa in anger.
A Munna full of shame is now destined to become a real doctor and so begins a tale of laughter, emotions and important lessons in life.
When i initially saw the promos of this movie, I wasn't really interested. I was more interested in watching a star studded dud named L.O.C. Kargil which came the same month. I expected Munnabhi MBBS to be a slapstick comedy with no logic whatsoever.
Firstly, there is no silly comedy in this movie. The lines are fresh, some are make your chuckle and some turn you in tears. The situations are fresh and nothing is forced. The very first scenes catch your eye and put a smile on your face.
Sanju kidnapping the man in the first scene, Sunil Dutt scene at the railway station, the act put up by Sanju in front of his parents. You're just 15 minutes into the film and you're laughing out loud. The sequences in the hospital only get funnier.
The film is a comedy but does not shy of trying to touch your emotions and it succeeds big time. Sunil Dutt confronting his son is heartbreaking to watch. Sanju's scenes with Jimmy Shergill is brilliant.
The music is situational so it isn't conventional in any way. Although, the songs are different, they're good for the most part. The title song, Dekh Le, Chan Chan etc all go well with the screenplay and are soothing to the ears. There may not be a chartbuster in the soundtrack but the songs are still good.
The writing is just brilliant. No loop-holes in the script. No dip in the screenplay. Characters are fully developed. Raju Hirani's story is fresh.
Another highpoint - Abbas Tyrewala's dialogues. Just outrageous. They are funny, and not a bit over the top. The emotion filled dialogues are perfect too.
Gracy Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Krush Debo etc all lend great support. It was a pleasure watching Sunil Dutt with Sanju.
Baman Irani is a great talent and I'm sure he would agree with me that this movie boosted his acting career. He's hilarious. A brilliant act! Murli Prasad Sharma would not be what he is without his side-kick Circuit, played by Arshad Warsi. Arshad is a scene stealer. His best act yet. This role was a turning point for Arshad.
Now to Sanjay Dutt. Before Munnabhia, Sanju was doing mediocre movies and mediocre roles. He hadn't give a box office hit in ages. Munnabhi MBBS is Sanjay Dutt's role. He was born to play the character and nobody can do it better than him. Not SRK, not Aamir - NOBODY! Although these people mentioned above are a huge part of the movie, none of them deserve more credit than the real hero of this masterpiece.
Before naming him, I'd like to thank Vidhu Vinod Chopra for finding this guy. Yes, I'm talking about Indian cinema's current best filmmaker - Raj Kumar Hirani.
This is Raju's film and no one can deny it. A perfectly directed movie and a novel idea. Hats off to this guy, who gave 2 more classics after this movie. (Lage Raho Munnabhai & 3 Idiots) What is there left to say? Just watch it, enjoy it, and watch it again. (I know you will!)
This film was a big surprise for everyone, first of all the promotion
was on low key while Sanju baba wasn't going through his best phase
Also Sanju wasn't quite successful with light films and mostly he was
the second lead in Govinda - DD films rest comedies were tortures
Coming back to this film This film actually redefined comedy films and also took Sanju's career to heights also Arshad Warsi whose career was at it's lowest jumped up and became famous
The film also became a cult status film and everyone enjoyed it
The film also was Raju Hirani's first film and his first film itself got appreciated so highly
The film starts off very well, the scenes at the start are very funny and the confrontation of Boman is exemplary The entire hospital scenes are a highlight Sanju vs Boman scenes are too hilarious also the romance is treated in a varied manner and fits very well The film keeps you on the edge throughout making you laugh and cry throughout in intervals The Jimmy Shergill episode is one of the best ones and Sanju's breakdown is brilliant and also the climax
Direction by Raju Hirani is almost flawless Music is very good
Amongst actors Sanjay Dutt is born to play Munnabhai, he earlier played a bhai many times but first time his bhai act worked so well in a light film He is impeccable in comic scenes and also in dramatic/emotional scenes Srk was approached the role first but that would be a joke and thankfully Sanju got it Arshad Warsi too excels as Circuit and though he has a short role he does a great job, his several scenes became a rage Gracy Singh too is likable, first time i liked her Boman Irani actually was sort of Born as an actor with this film and he was flawless as Dr. Asthana He is so perfect that sadly till today his comedies never equalled this Amongst rest Sunil Dutt and Rohini are a pleasure in short roles and so is the rest
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