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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.

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Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay), Rajkumar Hirani (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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)

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He might just cure you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Circuit's original name was supposed to be Farooque Khujli. 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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Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

M Bole To
Written by Rahat Indori
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Vinod Rathod, Sanjay Dutt and Priya Mayekar
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Real nice comedy
30 December 2003 | by OdsinghSee all my reviews

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.


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