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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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Anuradha Chandan ...
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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Sunil Dutt played father to Sanjay Dutt in Rocky 1981 and Kshatriya 1993 but this was the first and last time they both shared screen space together 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

[Circuit accompanies Munnabhai to his college room]
Circuit: [looking around] What the...? It ends almost right where it begins!
Murli Prasad Sharma: Circuit, do you know why God sent me to this college?
Circuit: God certainly never told me!
Murli Prasad Sharma: Because he wants me to settle a score with the man who made my father cry!
Circuit: Okay, if it's settled with God, all right!
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Connections

Remade as Shankar Dada MBBS (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Apun Jaise Tapori
Written by Abbas Tyrewala
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sanjay Dutt, Vinod Rathod and Arshad Warsi
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Laughter Guaranteed!!
12 May 2005 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

Storyline: Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt) and his gang are the typical 'Bhai's in Mumbai who claims to be a social worker helping out people in recovery (through kidnapping, haath-pair todna) etc and has lied to his father that he is a doctor. When the truth is discovered, an insulted Munna then makes a resolve to become a doctor. Coincidentally, he joins the same college where his enemy Dr. Asthana (Boman Irani) is a strict Dean. A comedy of troubles starts when the 'cool' don confronts strict Asthana.

Comment: Although the story is quite similar to Hollywood's 'Patch Adams', the movie can make u laugh non-stop except for some serious scenes that are very few in that movie. The tapori style of Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi is just too good. Sunil Dutt has acted after a really really long time of 17 years. Gracy Singh is graceful and sweet. Boman Irani has done a good job as a Strict Dean of the medical college who accidentally believes in Laughter therapy. Although the punchline of the movie says "He might just cure you", forget about the curing, he will surely make you laugh!! Truly Amazing Humour!!

Rating: 4/5


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