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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

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 Khurshed Lawyer ... Swami
Bomie E. Dotiwala Bomie E. Dotiwala ... Parsi Uncle
Rohitashv Gour Rohitashv Gour ... Tender Coconut Seller (as Rohitash Gaud)
Priya Bapat ... Medical student
Rita Puri Rita Puri ... Matron
Surendra Rajan 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 | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie pays tribute to the movie Anand in a couple of ways. The paralyzed patient is named Anand Benerjee which is a combination of the names of Khanna's character Anand Sehegal and Amitabh' character Bhaskar Benerjee. 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

[Circuit and Munna have just kidnapped someone]
Murli Prasad Sharma: Circuit, I said "Point the gun," not "Shoot out all of Mumbai!"
Circuit: Chill out, bro - these are blanks, they only sting!
[He grabs their captive, who was trying to escape]
Circuit: Hey, Flo Jo, even THEY can do the job at close range! Do you want me to try it out?
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Connections

Referenced in Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Subhah Ho Gaye Mamu
Written by Abbas Tyrewala
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Anu Malik
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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The introduction to Munnabhai and Circuit
29 December 2007 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Inspired by the Hollywood movie 'Patch Adam', 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.' tells the comedic story of a thug who wants to become a doctor. The film has its major share of comedic moments and its dramatic moments. It is indeed an entertaining film with the famously lovable characters like Munnabhai and Circuit.

Rajkumar Hirani may have taken the idea of an older outsider wanting to become a doctor from 'Patch Adams' but in essence 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.' is its own film and it is the performances and comedy that make it worth the watch because most the dramatic moments are a little over the top. While the dialogue in the comedic scenes are witty and hilarious, the ones in the dramatic scenes are a mess.

Sanjay Dutt totally nails Munnabhai. It's hard to picture anyone else in the title role. The actor does full justice. It was nice to see Sunil Dutt after a long time and that too as father to his own son. The actor has a strong presence, even in a brief role. Gracy Singh is cute and adorable. Jimmy Shergill is awesome and holds his own as Zaheer and Boman Irani too does very well. However, it is Arshad Warsi who steals the show in a breakthrough performance as one of the most memorable film characters of recent time, Circuit.

Most of the songs are well balanced and are good additions to the film. I found Munnabhai's romantic ballad hilarious when he tries to convince the suicider to cut the crap. On the technical side, it's alright. On the whole this is one enjoyable flick. One would have expected more from the second Munnabhai film which I found boring but why should that prevent the pleasure that comes from this movie?


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