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    Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.  (2003 - Hindi)

    Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. cumulative rating: 4.4 out of 54.4/5 (50 users)

    Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. cumulative music rating: 8 out of 10

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    • Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. music rating: 10 out of 10(SUdiP wrote on Sep 24 2009 10:44PM)

      Laughter is the best medicine. Many doctors agree, do you agree? If yes, 'Munnabhai MBBS' seems to be the answer. 'Munnabhai MBBS' is a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. Their earlier productions '1942- A love Story' and 'Kareeb' were melodious offerings but 'Munnabhai MBBS' disappoints as far as music is concerned. Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra write the story of the film. Cinematography is by Binod Pradhan. Anu Malik gives music of the film and lyrics are by Rahat Indori, Farhad and Abbas Tyrewala, (who has also written dialogues of the film.)

      Who is Munnabhai? Is he MBBS? What stands for MBBS? Munnabhai is character played by Sanjay Dutt who is perfect mix of machismo, vulnerability and humor. The large- hearted giant spreads smiles with his humorous acts. He hugs people, shares his jokes and claims himself to be the biggest doctor in town. Sunil Dutt, who returns to screen after 17 years to play father to his real life son, shares his comic acts. Gracy Singh, Arshad Warsi, Jimmy Shergill and Boman Irani are the other artistes. As far as MBBS is concerned any guesses: M stands for master, B stands for Bindaas Doctor, B stands for Bemisaal actor and S stands for shy character. This sounds incredible but humorous.

      Vidhu Vinod Chopra's albums used to be treat for music lovers but this time it disappoints. It disappoints to the extent that it would be one of the forgettable experiences for Anu Malik. Anu Malik, whose compositions in 'Koi Mil Gaya' and 'Chalte Chalte', won him laurels and applauds, time provides a disappointment. An Album is full of tapori song, rotten language and bawdy lyrics. The album has no novelty. It rather irritates with meaningless lyrics, which Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi sing. Why do the filmmakers take audiences for granted? In an era of musical revolution one sees this as a meaningless, soulless album, which irritates the listener instead of entertaining him. Lyrics by Rahat Indori are awful and leave listeners in disarray.

      The album opens up with 'M Bole To' sung by lesser heard Vinod Rathod, Prachi & Priya Mayekar and Sanjay Dutt. Lyrics are by Rahat Indori and Farhad. Sanjay Dutt talks on phone and shows his concern with various hospitals of Mumbai. 'M bole To' explains the abbreviation MBBS: "M" stands for master, "B" stands for Bindaas Doctor, "B" stands for Bemisaal Actor and "S" for Shayri character. The song has vocals of Priya and Prachi Mayekar who sometimes talks in Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla and Punjabi.

      Some tapori language is infused in the song, such as, 'Hata Saawan Ki Ghata'. Sanjay Dutt talks about medicines and operations. It depicts the lifestyles and dreams of Sunjay Dutt 'Munnabhai MBBS'.

      'Dekh Le' is a sizzling song by Sunidhi Chauhan and Anu Malik. Lyrics are by Rahat Indori. It seems to be a bar song with the crooning voice of Sunidhi Chauhan. The song neither entertains nor intoxicates the listener. It's an ordinary song with ordinary lyrics. Its remix version seems to be better. Jatin Sharma remixes it. Joi renders English lyrics. It sounds like one of the remix songs available in the market with meaningless lyrics. Western music is infused with English lyrics.

      'Apun jaisa Tapori' is another Tapori song sung together by Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi along with Vinod Rathod. Abbas Tyrewala, who is also the dialogue writer of the film, gives lyrics of the songs. The song is a long conversation between Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi. They share their joys and sorrow. Arshad Warsi plays the character of circuit, a street-smart tapori Sanjay Dutt talks about his ladylove, her description and sorrowfully his break-up. He cries and repents for his cowardice. Indeed, a dialogue baazi song that has nothing to do with rhythm or melody. It is a situational song, which is accommodated in the film.

      'Chann Chann' is soft, romantic song by Shreya Ghoshal and Vinod Rathod Shreya Ghoshal sings melodiously, for a change there is a melody in the album but Vinod Rathod fails to impress. 'Chann Chann' is the musical sound of the heart. Shreya Ghosal's voice creates magic and redeems some pride for the album. 'Subah Ho Gayi Mamu' is another tapori song sung by Shaan. A song inspired by 'Kalu mama' from 'Satya'. It describes moon as Chanda mama and Sun as Suraj Chacha. It is a silly, meaningless song with pedestrian music by Anu Malik.

      This is one of worst composition by Anu Malik whose career took upswing in 20002/03. Anu's music is neither penetrative nor effective. It's a leftover of a rave party. It's a wonder how a filmmaker like Vidhu Vidhu Chopra could come up with such a musical composition. This has meaningless lyrics and excessive tapori language, which irritates and confuses the listener. Similar type of songs make things even worse, even remix version is not effective and looks stale. Whatever may be the outcome of the film, the musical album is a big let down and can certainly be missed. Overall, it's a disappointing show with lifeless performances.


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