|Directed by||Rajkumar Hirani |
|Produced by|| Vidhu Vinod Chopra |
|Story by||Rajkumar Hirani |
|Music by||Anu Malik |
|Distributed by||Vinod Chopra Productions|
|Release dates||19 December 2003 |
|Budget||est.₹10 crore (US $1.5 million) |
|Box office||est.₹236.29 crore (US $35 million)|
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is a 2003 Indian comedy drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie is based on English movie Patch Adams released back in 1998. The story involves protagonist Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt), a goon, going to medical school. He is helped by his sidekick, Circuit (Arshad Warsi). It stars Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Jimmy Shergill, Gracy Singh, Boman Irani and Sunil Dutt and was later followed by a second film Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and became the first installment of the Munna Bhai film series.
It went on to win the 2004 National Film Award for Best Popular Film, and several Filmfare awards, including the Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Screenplay. At the box office, it achieved a silver jubilee status (25 week run) being one of only eight films to have achieved this status since the year 2000. In its 26th week of release the film could still be found playing on 257 screens throughout India.