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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 19 December 2003 (India)
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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 ... Parsi Uncle
Rohitash Gaud ... Tender Coconut Seller
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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He might just cure you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rani Mukerji was very keen on this film and had signed on for the role of Chinky, but she couldn't do the film due to date problems. Then Tabu was brought in, but she soon dropped out. Finally, the role went to Gracy Singh. 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

Murli Prasad Sharma: [singing] My name? You haven't heard yet? Munnabhai... M.B.B.S.!
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Connections

References Devdas (2002) 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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Different story is refreshing change from the usual
21 January 2006 | by Aam_AadmiSee all my reviews

This movie is an over-the-top comedy fare from start to finish. And if it does not leave you in stitches rolling on the floor, then you really ought to go see a doctor!

Pretending to be a doctor when he's actually an underworld don, this is a simple yarn of a thug out to prove a point to his parents by getting into medical school and becoming a real doctor. What a hilarious idea!! There is superb acting by the main characters Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Gracy Singh as well as almost all the supporting cast. Arshad Warsi is outstanding as the don's right hand. The substitute doctor acted well, too. Some of the melodrama (the guy with cancer, his family, etc) could have been cut in the editing room, but doesn't affect the pace much. It does have a few dance numbers, but nothing out of place or forced.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra is making a name for himself taking calculated risks with new directors (Hirani, Sarkar of Parineeta) and new talent. Great to see someone in Bollywood sticking their neck out to make something at least plausibly entertaining, not the usual romantic nonsense.


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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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