Ms. Marvel Episode 2 deepens the lore round Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and the cosmic powers she found within the climax of Episode 1. Along with increasing the thriller of how Kamala obtained her new tremendous powers, Ms. Marvel Episode 2 additionally expands our understanding of Kamala’s household, tradition, and world. Nevertheless, Marvel Studios might have used among the deeper cultural references in Ms. Marvel Episode 2 to masks a probably massive twist that’s coming our approach. Nevertheless, Marvel followers who’re nicely versed within the Bollywood style might have zeroed in on the key!
WARNING: Ms. Marvel Episode 2 SPOILERS Observe!
In Ms. Marvel Episode 2 Kamala meets scorching man Kamran (Rish Shah) at a highschool social gathering she attends. When the social gathering will get busted up by the cops (naturally), Kamala and her associates flee the scene with Kamran, who has his personal automotive.
Through the automotive journey, Kamala and Kamran bond over their Bollywood film rankings. When Kamala asks if Kamran watches Bollywood, his response is “Uh, clearly. However solely the greats like Baazigar, different cool stuff like that.”
Kamala re-emphasizes the reference, telling Kamran that it is “not a shock you want Baazigar, it is solely SRK’s greatest work.”
Why Ms. Marvel’s Bollywood Reference Might Be A Main Plot Twist
Shah Rukh Khan is called the “King of Bollywood” and is a mega-star in India and the bigger Asiatic area of the world. One in all his greatest breakout movies was the 1993 film Baazigar – a change of function that cemented SRK as an performing icon, and commenced his collaboration with actress Kajol, which grew to become one in all India’s hottest onscreen partnerships.
Baazigar was a Bollywood adaptation of the well-known Fifties crime novel A Kiss Earlier than Dying – which has been made right into a well-known 1951 movie noir film in addition to a 1991 cult-film. Baazigar was distinctive in that featured an anti-hero character as its lead; SRK’s protagonist Ajay Sharma commits grisly murders of a rival household and their associates, all to avenge his circle of relatives, who was betrayed and disgraced by this rival household, the Chopras. Ajay makes use of twin identities and different shady practices to this point the Chopra household patriarch’s two daughters (killing one in all them), and will get direct payback by stealing the Chopra household’s enterprise, like they stole it from his father.
Baazigar being one in all Kamran’s favourite Bollywood motion pictures (and the one he name-drops) is probably not a coincidence – given the lengthy listing of well-known Bollywood productions that there have been. The references appears to be a definite foreshadow that Kamran is on a mission of restitution and/or revenge – and he is keen to seduce and use the Khan household as a way to do it.
Within the comics, Kamran is a “Nuhuman” created when the Inhuman Terrigen Mists unfold throughout Earth. Within the 2015 Ms. Marvel collection, Kamran equally bonded with Kamala and realized of her secret id as Ms. Marvel – earlier than betraying her to the villain Lineage. Whereas the Marvel Cinematic Universe all the time takes its personal path by way of Marvel character mythos, it appears clear that the Baazigar reference is an enormous signal that Kamran is equally as much as one thing shady – seemingly connecting to Kamala’s mysterious and darkish household historical past.
With Ms. Marvel Episode 2 ending with the reveal of Kamran’s “mom,” the turning level might arrive faster than we expect!
Ms. Marvel is streaming on Disney+.