Munna Bhai Preview:
Murli Prasad Sharma (Sanjay Dutt), nicknamed Munna Bhai (literally brother Munna), is a bhai or gunda: a friendly gift in the underground world of Mumbai. Since his father had wanted to be a doctor, he created the fake hospital Charity Sri Hari Prasad Sharma (named after his father) and intends to live according to this desire every time his father (Sunil Dutt) and his mother (Rohini Hattangadi) visit- in Mumbai.
However, one year, Munna’s plan goes badly when her father meets Dr. JC Asthana (Boman Irani), a former friend, and the two older men decide to fall in love with Munna with Dr. Suman, his daughter. “Chinki” (Gracy Singh). At this point, the truth about Munna is revealed. Asthana insults Munna’s parents and calls them “fools” for ignoring Munna’s real life. Munna’s father and mother, horrified and heartbroken, go to his village.
Munna, sad and desperate, decides that the only way to redeem and avenge her father’s humiliation at the hands of the wicked Asthana is to become a doctor. He decides to go to a medical school to obtain an MBBS degree.
With the help of his Right Circuit (Arshad Warsi) and other people, Munna “enters” into a medical school, where he meets Dr. Asthana, the dean. Its success depends on the (forced) help of Professor Rustam Pavri (Kurush Deboo), a faculty member.
Although Munna Bhai’s medical abilities are literally nil, he transforms those around him with the “Jadoo Ki Jhappi” (“magical hug”), a comforting method his mother taught Munna, and the compassion that he manifests to those who need it. Despite the school’s emphasis on mechanical, Cartesian, impersonal, and often bureaucratic relationships between physicians and patients, Munna constantly strives to impose a more empathetic, almost holistic regime. To this end, he defies all convention by treating a man with a brain death called “Anand bhai” (Yatin Karyekar) as if he were able to perceive and understand normally; interacts in familiar but autocratic terms with patients; humiliates the thugs of the school; Effusively thank you to a concierge previously unappreciated; and encourages patients themselves to make changes in their lives, so they do not need medication or surgery.