Ms Marvel Early Reviews: Iman Vellani Called Breathtaking, Shah Rukh Khan Fans Excited For His Special Mention

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Marvel’s latest miniseries,

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is set to launch in the first week of June on Disney+ Hotstar. With just days to go before launch, critics from select international publications had access to the first two episodes of the six-part series, and the first reviews are now available. The show directed by Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan is being praised for her performance as well as the Pakistani Muslim representation in the show.

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Many also took to social media to get excited about the mention of SRK in the show, as superheroine Kamala is shown as a fan of SRK. For the inexperienced, the show, also starring Farhan Akhtar, follows Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel, a Pakistani-American teenager growing up in Jersey City, USA.

California-based film critic and journalist Courtney Howard said the series has become her favorite after the filmmakers mentioned Shah Rukh’s name and films. She wrote, “Shout out BAAZIGAR, DDLJ, and SRK (“There’s no such thing as a bad Shah Rukh Khan movie”) in #MsMarvel episode 2, so it’s *obviously* the best Marvel show ever.”

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Features editor Alisha Grauso took to Twitter to share her reaction to the show. She wrote: “I’m happy to report that the first two episodes of #MsMarvel are absolutely delightful. Iman Vellani is a revelation in the role, just irrepressibly bubbly and charismatic. But it’s not just froth, it’s also a beautiful ode to family. Pakistani culture and Muslim faith”.

Another tweet read: “The first 2 episodes of #MsMarvel just warm my heart. Iman Vellani is stunning, the Pakistani Muslim portrayal is beautiful and I love what I’m seeing so far. I found myself smiling the entire time, excited for more.” !”

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The show’s official synopsis read, “Kamala, who is an avid gamer and fan of Captain Marvel, feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home, until she gains superpowers like her idols.”

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It also stars Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, and Travina Springer. Reactions on social media revealed Farhan Akhtar and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who also play pivotal roles in the show, but were not present in the first two episodes.

Story first published: Friday, May 27, 2022, 11:10 AM [IST]

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