Mumbai: Rajkumar Hirani's Munna Bhai
series has been voted the biggest franchise with a value of Rs 500
crore, says a survey conducted by Ormax Media and Research Company.
The Munna Bhai franchise raced ahead leaving behind
Dabangg and Golmaal, among others, with 69
percent votes. Other movies got below 65 percent votes, said a
The two films in the franchise - Munnabhai M.B.B.S and Lage
Raho Munna Bhai - were directed by Rajkumar Hirani under the
Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films Pvt Ltd banner. While the first movie was
on the education system and the society, the second film focused on
common man's problems.
The third film in the Munna Bhai franchise is titled
Munna Bhai Chale Dilli, which will be directed by Subhash
Kapoor. Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, who were in the first two
films, will reprise their roles as Munnabhai and Circuit,
respectively, in the third installment.