of 'Munnabhai MBBS'
Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre, Srikanth, Paresh
Rawal, Sivaji Raja, MS Narayana, Venu Gopal
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Cinematography: K Dutt
Producer: ARS Prasad
Screenplay - direction: Jayant C Paranji
MBBS ante entanna?
Chiranjeevi: Manam Badmashagaallanu
Badachorlanu Safach estam
Srikanth: Mari manaki doctorlaki tedaa
Chiranjeevi: Vaalu kostaaru. Manam podustaamu.
Srikanth: Aithe tondaragaa doctor aipo
anna. mana rendoo cheddam (koyatam & podavatam)
is acting in Shankar Dada MBBS - a Telugu remake of
Bollywood blockbuster 'Munna Bhai MBBS'. Muhurat of
Shankar Dada MBBS was held at Annapurna Studios today
(25th Feb 2004) morning at 10:30 am. It was a secretly
held function where only press was invited. Paruchuri
Venkateswara Rao gave clap on Chiranjeevi and Srikanth.
Allu Arvind switched on the camera. ARS Prasad is
producing this film on Gemini Film Circuit banner.
Srikanth and Paresh Rawal are playing the roles played
by Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in Hindi.
this occasion write Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao said
that they are penning dialogues for a Chiranjeevi
film after Tagore. For this film too lots of nativity
changes made to the story and Chiranjeevi's character
is modified to suit mega image of him. He said that
they narrated script to Chiranjeevi twice. And Nagababu
- as an audience - thouroughly enjoyed the script
by laughing out for each and every scene in this script.
He also said that Srikanth is a staunch follower of
Chiranjeevi in film industry and the role he is playing
is very much similar to the role he plays for Chiranjeevi
in real life. This film is going to 100% laugh riot
with 3-4 heart touching sentimental scenes in it.
Gopala Krishna said that they have written dialogues
for around 30 of Chiranjeevi's films and most of them
turned out to be blockbusters. He said that he personally
liked Chiranjeevi's character in Dongamogudu and repented
for not doing that role. In Donga Mogudu, there are
two characters played by Chiranjeevi - one mass and
one class. If you add there
two characterizations of Dongamogudu to one person
- that person would be Shankar Dada MBBS. Srikanth
picked up Telangana accent for his role, where are
Chiranjeevi would be delivering dialogues in his usual
accent. Just like Akali Rajyam had satires on aakali,
Shankar Dada MBBS would have satires on doctors. This
film would have six songs.
producer Allu Arvind said that he is feeling like
working with a family. Jayant said that he would do
his best to make this film a good one. Srikanth said
that he is a great fan of Chiranjeevi and his character
in the film resembles the relationship he shares with
Chiranjeevi in personal life.
said that he is feeling happy to work with a good
team. He said that Tagore and Indra have shown him
as a mass hero and this film would show him in a 100%
entertaining role. If the earlier mentioned two films
gave message very strongly, this film has a social
message in subtle format. If Tagore attacked the hospital
system and doctors in a pungent way, Shankar Dada
MBBS pokes fun at medical system in a mild manner.
Chiranjeevi described his experience of doing a college
student as 'Letu vayasulo letha
!'. Chiranjeevi mentioned
that he knew music director Devi Sri Prasad since
DSP's childhood days. He was impressed with DSP work
for Khagam. His work in Varsham overawed Chiranjeevi
very much. Chiranjeevi said that he is feeling happy
to work with a producer like Peda Babu (ARS Prasad).
He said that a good producer gives suggestions for
storyboard in the script making. And mentioned that
such producers are capable of converting an average
script into a hit film.
Photo Gallery would be kept in an hour.