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Munna Bhai MBBS: A Pilgrimage to Mumbai’s Cinematic Landmarks!

Munna Bhai MBBS: A Pilgrimage to Mumbai’s Cinematic Landmarks!

Munna Bhai MBBS: A Pilgrimage to Mumbai's Cinematic Landmarks!

There's more to Munnabhai MBBS than Sanjay Dutt's iconic role as a reformed gangster, a cult classic that redefined Bollywood comedy. In addition to capturing Mumbai's vibrant spirit on screen, the movie is also a love letter to the city. Here are some key locations where the film was shot:

JJ Hospital

Do you remember the scene in which Munna climbs a seemingly endless flight of stairs disguised as a patient? The majestic JJ Hospital is one of Asia’s most extensive healthcare facilities. Those stairs symbolize Munna’s perseverance and journey toward becoming a doctor.



Grant Medical College and College of Agriculture.

Rather than being filmed at an actual medical college, Munna’s funny antics were shot at a clever combination of locations. An imposing Mumbai landmark, Grant Medical College, was used for exterior shots, whereas the College of Agriculture in Pune was used for interior shots.



Munna Bhai’s style of philanthropy is sometimes conventional! The iconic scene where he disrupts a dhobi ghat (laundry area) to distribute charity features the Dhobighat in Mahalaxmi. Witnessing the organized chaos of this historic laundry is an unforgettable experience.


Asiatic Library

Munna Bhai’s quest for knowledge takes an interesting turn on the steps of the Asiatic Library. Munna’s attempt to gain entry (through, let’s say, unconventional methods) into the hallowed halls of learning was set against this grand heritage building, which holds a treasure trove of ancient texts and manuscripts.


Crawford Market and Chowpatty Beach

A world without the chaotic charm of Mumbai’s streets is incomplete for Munna Bhai. The bustling Crawford Market, a haven for fresh produce and spices, was the backdrop for Munna’s “social service” with his gang. Those unforgettable dance sequences were filmed on the lively Chowpatty Beach, capturing the essence of Mumbai’s vibrant life.


Haji Ali Dargah

Located offshore, the Haji Ali Dargah is a revered Sufi shrine that provides a stark contrast to Munna Bhai’s usual world. This beautiful monument is prominently featured in the film, emphasizing the importance of faith and spirituality in Munna’s transformation.


The National Library: 

The film showcases the National Library‘s grand architecture and vast collection, emphasizing Munna Bhai’s newfound thirst for knowledge.


These iconic places contribute to Munna Bhai MBBS’s depth and realism. So, next time you watch the movie, look for these iconic locations and embark on your cinematic pilgrimage!

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