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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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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) (21 December 2003)
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui who was a struggling actor back then plays the role of a pickpocket who robs Sunil Dutt's purse at the station. 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 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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Featured in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) See more »

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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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Real nice comedy
30 December 2003 | by (Champaign, IL) – See 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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