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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

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Cast

Credited cast:
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
Suresh Chatwal ... Manilal
Neha Dubey Neha Dubey ... Girl in Club
Mumait Khan ... Nandini / Hospital dancer - Song: Dekh le
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niranjan Asrani Niranjan Asrani
Pankaj Badra Pankaj Badra
Priya Bapat ... Medical 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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He might just cure you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 December 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Bombay 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The evil background music used in the scene with Prem Chopra in Khiladi was recreated for the main background music of Munnabhai MBBS. 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

[last lines]
Anand Banerjee: [looking though a photo album] And so, Munna married Suman, a.k.a. Chinky... A year later, Circuit married - that's his son, his nickname is Short Circuit... Asthana retired, and now runs Munna's hospital - there you get free doses of medicines, laughs, and hugs! Everyone can be admitted; as Asthana says "Chill out, bro! Fill in the form later!" Dr. Rustom Paveri is the new dean of the college, and is unmarried - but his father still dates the queen! Munna couldn't become a doctor, ...
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Connections

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 anant_mathurSee 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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