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Release Date 19 December, 2003
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Budget ₹10 crores
Box Office India ₹24 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹37 crores
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Munnabhai, a happy and social-worker gangster, sets out on a mission to become a real doctor to fulfil his father’s dream. Thus begins a hilarious and captivating journey from local thug to a successful doctor.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹1.06 crores
Saturday₹1.1 crores
Sunday₹1.19 crores
First Weekend₹3.35 crores
First Week₹6.1 crores
Second Week₹3.66 crores
Third Week₹2.83 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹24 crores
Worldwide Gross₹37 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹146.4 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹225.7 (
) crores

Movie Reception

The film opened with a good collection and received a strong response at the box office. The audience praised the work of Sanjay Dutt in the film and Arshad Warsi.

The songs of the film were hit and added to the value of the film. The film remained consistent over its lifetime and attracted people to the theaters.

In the second and third week also, the film earned well and managed to entertain the audience to the fullest.


Full Cast & Characters

Sanjay DuttMurli Prasad 'Munna Bhai' Sharma
Arshad WarsiCircuit
Gracy SinghDr. Suman Asthana (Chinki)
Sunil DuttShri Hari Prasad Sharma
Boman IraniDr. J. C. Asthana
Kurush DebooDr. Rustam Pavri
Jimmy SheirgillZaheer
Suresh ChatwalManilal
Rohini HattangadiParvati Sharma
Nawazuddin SiddiquiPocket Picker
Mumaith KhanReena / Hospital dancer
Atul SrivastavaOveracting fake patient

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Sunil Dutt made his box office appearance after 10 years and it turned out to be his last film.
  • The role of Munna was first offered to Shahrukh Khan but he rejected it because of his neck injury. Later, Vivek Oberoi and Jimmy Shergill were offered the role but things didn't suit with them and at last, it was done by Sanjay Dutt.
  • The dissection room scene was shot in real dissection room because it was the first directorial debut of Rajkumar Hirani and he wanted to make it look authentic.
  • Initially, the film was not planned to be made with comedy genre and instead the makers wanted to go for a hard satire comedy on the medical profession.
  • Originally, Makrand Deshpande was selected for the role of Circuit but later Arshad Warsi played it.
  • Shahrukh was approached by the makers to play the role but he refused to play the main lead due to health problems.
  • This film gave a boost to Arshad Warsi, the Bollywood actor who was struggling to make himself count in the Indian cinema.
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the famous Bollywood actor was not a popular celebrity and played the role of a pocket picker in this movie.
  • Rani Mukerji was scheduled to play the role of Chinki but could not make it due to date problems.
  • Sanjay Dutt underwent a transformation in his body for the role of Munna in the movie.