film was screened at UCI Telford in Shropshire on Sunday 31st
Jan at 1.00p.m. and Monday 1st Feb 2004 at 8.30p.m.
left his village 15 years ago due to his disciplinarian father,
Hari Prasad Sharma.
Sharma wants his son to become a doctor, but Munna has no intentions
of joining the medical profession.
taunted by his father, Munna decided to move to Mumbai.
becomes known as Munnabhai, a small time conscientious gangster,
earning his wage fighting the corrupted rich. He is helped by his
sidekick, Circuit (Arsha Warsi).
their son to be a highly paid doctor, both his parents pay him a
visit on an annual basis.
on each occasion, Munna's habitat gets converted into a clinic.
each occasion, his mates are transformed into patients whilst Munna
plays the role of a doctor.
escapade continues for many years, until Mr Sharma meets his old
friend Dr. Asthana.
think it's a good idea to get their children married off to each
other since they are in the same medical profession.
Mr Sharma makes an unscheduled trip to Mumbai to convey the good
news to his son. But that's when he learns the truth about Munna.
heartbroken, Mr Sharma returns to his village.
his dad in this state, Munna decides to fullfill his father's dream
by trying his hand at doctoring for real.
a small time crook, he cheats his way into medical college. And
this is when all the fun starts.
his basic instincts, Munna wins the love of everyon at the medical
institute. He introduces the 'magic hug' to a terminally ill patient.
He even prevents a young teenager from committing suicide.
succeeds in making radical changes to the medical profession which
in turn makes Mr Sharma proud.
director Raj Kumar Hirani succeeds in making the audience laugh.
He manages to evoke laughter not only from Sanjay Dutt but also
from all the other co-stars. There is never a dull moment.
film, although a comedy, does touch your heart. We learn that doctors
are human after all. Like us, they too need time to recuperate so
as to cope with the daily grind of their profession.
film succeeds due to its screenplay and witty dialogues. But one
comment must be made here.
UK audience will find the jokes too hard to digest as they are based
on the Mumbai Hindi dialect.
Dutt comes up trumps. He plays the role of the gangster, the touching
son and a caring doctor with great conviction.
actor Sunil Dutt feels at home on the big screen, considering that
he is making a comeback after more than a decade.
rest of the cast supports well due to the director's well written
MBBS is a great comedy. You will come out of the auditorium smiling
you are looking for a film to laugh about, then MBBS is just
the medicine you need this Christmas period!
by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.