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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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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 »

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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

Circuit: Bro, if it hurts you so much, why don't you tell your father the truth? Tell him that a don gets more respect in this city than any damn doc!
Murli Prasad Sharma: He'll die if he comes to know - it's just a matter of seven days, Circuit, give it a rest...
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Remake of Patch Adams (1998) See more »

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Chhan Chhan
Written by Rahat Indori
Song Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Vinod Rathod
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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One of the best movies ever made in Indian Film Industry.
9 January 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well, watched it past-night once again(nth time, I guess!). Just came to IMDb to see the response of our desis! Disappointed!!! Just 381 people have voted for it and the rating is going below 9! This movie deserves to be in top-250 of IMDb! This type of movies are made once every 2-3 decades. Munnabhai M.B.B.S. is a class.

I remember very well, when I first saw the promos of this movie on TV, I was considering it as yet another timepass-govinda-sanju-type-comedy- movie. The night next to its release, there was a party in Mumbai having guests like Nasiruddin Shah and Om Puri! Mr. Shah stated "This movie will go ahead of Vaastav." I was surprised like hell! Vaastav!!! Went to theatre the same week and watched it. GREAT MOVIE! I can't mention a point against it. Everything was simply superb. If we talk about acting! Even the sweeper or peon acted far better than the lead-actors of other Indian movies.

Don't go on anything, watch it and decide yourselves. You will love the movie, I swear!


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