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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 December 2003 (India)
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

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Shri Hari Prasad Sharma
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Dr. Suman Asthana (Chinki)
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Dr. J. C. Asthana
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Parvati Sharma
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Dr. Rustam Pavri
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Zaheer
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Anand Banerjee
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Manilal
Neha Dubey ...
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Nandini / Hospital dancer - Song: Dekh le
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Young lover's mother
Chirkut ...
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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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£31,760 (UK) (19 December 2003)
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Trivia

This being Rajkumar Hirani's directorial debut, he wanted everything to be authentic. For the dissection room scenes, he considered shooting in a real dissection room, using real dead bodies. With due respect for everyone's feelings, the scene was shot on a set with a real person doubling up as a cadaver. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, when car starts driving, camera is visible on the left side of the hood and is seen several times during chase See more »

Quotes

Dr. Suman Asthana: [about Anand] Murli, what's the point of talking to him? Nothing you say to him will reach his ears!
Murli Prasad Sharma: So what if his ears can't hear it, he hears it with his heart! You see, when two people share a strong connection, then they can communicate to each other through their hearts...
Dr. Suman Asthana: You're too much, Murli...
[She leaves, but Munna tries to prove his point]
Murli Prasad Sharma: [thinking] Ms. Suman, I hope you can hear me...
[No response]
Murli Prasad Sharma: [thinking] Mike testing, 1, 2, 3...
[No response]
Murli Prasad Sharma: [thinking] Ms. Suman, I think I'm in ...
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Connections

Featured in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) 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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A Laugh Riot!
8 May 2005 | by See 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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