“It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey city who save the world.”
When Kamala Khan said this in the first episode of Ms. Marvel, I was like HELL YES. For the first time ever, we have a truly desi female Marvel superhero and I feel so represented. Here is a girl who watches SRK, whose foremothers come from pre-partition India, she eats Biryani and Phuchka, and songs by Ritviz and those from Coke Studio play throughout the series. THIS IS IT.
I would have never thought that there would come a day when a Marvel movie or series would have its initial credits in Bengali, Urdu and Hindi and we finally have it in Ms. Marvel.
What’s even better is that the fifth episode, which aired today, has Fawad Khan! And his is not a blink-and-miss appearance, but the entire episode is based on him.
Fawad Khan plays Hasan, Kamala’s great-grandfather and husband to Aisha, the mysterious great-grandmother around whom most of the story revolves. And it was such a visual treat to watch him be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And a lot of fans online thought the same. Here’s what many of them said while going ga-ga over the episode:
— z (@reblmoon) July 6, 2022
Fawad Khan's acting was amazing in #MsMarvel Episode 5, the expressions were brilliant and the struggle to get independence from British and the pain in his eyes when talking to Muslims was real❤️ pic.twitter.com/GGwjpcD59Z
— 𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕕𝕠𝕨 𝕂𝕟𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 – Ms Marvel Era ⚡️ (@MarvelUpdatesPK) July 6, 2022
— faz (@buckyssteven) July 6, 2022
— Advit (@rebelmooned) July 6, 2022
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— HAS – NAIN (@hasnain_mansoor) July 6, 2022
— Liv (@stevenrogered) July 6, 2022
Fawad Khan in Ms. Marvel
My heart just melted :,) pic.twitter.com/vje2wk64yl
— Rimy! (@Rimy_af) July 6, 2022
— this user is watching Ms Marvel (@underooswebsss) July 6, 2022
— ridz st4 spoilers (@filmkirbys) July 6, 2022
— mish (@finnspov) July 6, 2022
fawad Khan in ms marvel. that’s it. that’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/W4J1kQtI39
— ayme 🍒 (@aymx_infinity) July 6, 2022
My heart just skipped a beat again. :’)