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

Director:

Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay), Rajkumar Hirani (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Murli Prasad 'Munna Bhai' Sharma
Arshad Warsi ... Circuit
Gracy Singh ... Dr. Suman Asthana (Chinki)
Sunil Dutt ... Shri Hari Prasad Sharma
Boman Irani ... Dr. J. C. Asthana
Rohini Hattangadi ... Parvati Sharma
Kurush Deboo ... Dr. Rustam Pavri
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Zaheer (as Jimmy Shergill)
Yatin Karyekar ... Anand Banerjee
Khurshed Lawyer ... Swami
Bomie E. Dotiwala ... Papa (as Bomie Dotiwala)
Rohitash Gaud ... Coconut Vendor
Priya Bapat ... Medical student
Rita Puri ... Matron
Surendra Rajan ... Sweeper
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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The story line of the film was inspired from the Three's Company episode "Doctor In The House". This was when Jack Tripper (John Ritter) pretends to be a doctor when his grandfather visits. See more »

Goofs

During the cadaver dissection scene, the professor notes that the outer layer of skin is the epidermis and asks what the inner layer of skin is, and one student enthusiastically responds, "Hypodermis!" and the professor nods to indicate that he is correct. The hypodermis is not a layer of skin at all; it is by definition that tissue that is underneath the skin. The two layers of skin are the epidermis and the *dermis*. (The prefix "hypo-" means "below," so the "hypodermis" is that layer of tissue that is "below the dermis.") See more »

Quotes

Murli Prasad Sharma: Circuit, did you know that there are 206 bones in the body?... We never thought about that while breaking them, did we?
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Soundtracks

Chhan Chhan
Written by Rahat Indori
Song Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Vinod Rathod
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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One of the best movies ever made in Indian Film Industry.
9 January 2006 | by BanwariSee all my reviews

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!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 December 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,772, 21 December 2003

Gross USA:

$48,772

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,137,716
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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