Bollywood Medical Miracles – Saving Lives Since 1913

The best part of movie making is the cinematic liberties one can exercise. The extent of imaginations in movie scripts often challenge the realities of life. The liberty has been exploited nevertheless. There are engineers delivering a baby and getting someone's eyesight back through songs. Dead people just wake up as if they were asleep, patients walk out of the hospital just after surgeries, the list goes on and on. Implausibility makes the films more dramatic but the way miracles happen in Bollywood movies, we can only wish for them to make sense. We have listed seven medical miracles that could only happen in Bollywood movies.

Everything, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Amar Akbar Anthony is the bible of implausibility. Every second scene blows your mind harder. From a buried plastic gun getting converted into a real gun to getting an andhi maa ke aakhon ki jyoti back just like that; the film has it all. But the scene that beats everything is when Bharati (Nirupa Roy) requires blood and three guys of unknown blood groups donate their blood. And it doesn't stop here, their gravity defying blood goes from three people into one bottle and then into Nirupa Roy's veins directly, no filtration of even WBC. Tough woman.

Brain Transplant, Diya Aur Toofan (1995)

What do you think is required in a blood transplant? World renown surgeons or a big hospital with all the amenities available in the world? No. All you need is a dead man's brain, an oven and a few ice cubes. In Diya Aur Toofan, there is a woman named Madhu with a damaged brain. which is replaced by Amar's (Mithun Chakraborty) brain. And Madhu wakes up as Amar but in her body. The first thing she notices is the feminine clothes.  Also, she still has hair on her scalp after that kind of a surgery. Bollywood ki jai ho.

Dead man's heart transplant, Hello Brother (1999)

In Hello Brothers, the scene depicting medical procedure was quite believable. Good hospital and doctors, the guy didn't just up and leave within five minutes of the surgery . He took his time on the bed and then on the wheelchairs. But if other transplanted brains remember who they belonged to, why should hearts stay behind? Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) could see Hero's (Salman Khan) spirit just because he has hero's heart transplanted in him. Also, he falls in love with the girl Hero loved because, obviously, his heart.

Carrom, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003)

We all love Munna Bhai for his heart (no, this was not a transplanted heart) and his ways of spreading joy in the world. He is called MBBS because he had his own way of treating people. He saved Rustom's Pappa from dying just by playing carrom in front him. So, Pappa was almost dead because he has stopped eating and drinking juice. Munna made him recall his love for Rani (Queen on the Carrom board) and the reason he must live.

Heart to heart, Dil Ne Jisey Apna Kahan (2004)

No matter how much this reminds you of Taher Shah's Eye to Eye, the case here is also of a heart to heart surgery. So, Rishabh's (Salman Khan) love of life (Preity Zinta in a special appearance) dies and her heart is transplanted into dying Dhani (Bhumika Chawla). And because of the heart, Dhani falls in love with Rishabh automatically and knowing about the heart he also starts loving her. No, this is not the miracle of the movie we are talking about. In the end Dhani suffers from a heart attack and dies. However, it just takes for Rishabh's confession about his love to bring her back to life.

All is well, 3 Idiots (2009)

3 Idiots is undoubtedly one of the most loved movies ever. There were many important scenes that tell us about the education system but there are also a few scenes that are over the top, but that's okay. So while it was raining cats and dogs in the movie, Rancho had to deliver Mona's baby. He used batteries from the cars, vacuum cleaner and Internet to deliver the baby. An engineer doing that is not a big deal here. What *is* a big deal is that Mona's "still born" baby comes life when everyone says "All is Well" because he kicked whenever he heard that. Way to go, boy!

Rain Treatment, Rowdy Rathore (2012)

In Rowdy Rathore, IPS Vikram Singh Rathore (Akshay Kumar) has an unusual disease where his head heats up as if it will explode leading him to faint. But nothing to worry about! Nobody can stop our Khiladi from beating the goons. All he required was a few rain drops on his head and he will wake up even stronger and rowdier. It's weird but it's Bollywood.

These are not all. There are many more transplants, tumors and diseases that have been and will keep being cured in Bollywood movies. All we can do is sit and enjoy the randomness.

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