Throw: Imam Vellani, Matt Lintz, Mohan Kapoor, Rishi Shah, Zenobia Shroff, nimra bukaand dress.
creator: Bisha K Ali
the director: Adil El Arabi and Bilal Falah (ep 1), Mira Menon (ep 2 and 3)
Streaming on: Disney + Hotstar.
Language: English (with subtitles).
Runtime: Each episode about 50 minutes.
Ms. Marvel Episode 1 to 3 Review: What It’s About:
Kamala Khan, a naughty teenager, is a Muslim girl in America who is navigating her life through the fact that she is a brown girl in a white worship neighborhood. Soon she realizes her love for Captain Marvel and the cosmic world is not just a name, but she actually has a connection. Self-realization, training superpowers and learning purpose are what is contained in the first three episodes.
Ms. Marvel Episode 1 to 3 Review: What Works:
As a brown man in a country where the content of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is made, Ms. Marvel makes me feel at home. Yes, that’s a big statement and the latest offering in the series department by the studio with Disney is one of the most well edged, inclusive and entertaining writing to come out of the mill. right after Moon Night (show) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (movie), the MCU takes a 180 degree turn and is now more human than magic.
History has been made as the rise of the first Muslim-American superhero. She’s a girl like you and me writing fan theories about the avengers. However these characters actually exist in his universe, not ours. Bisha K. Ali’s writing gives an insight into what might happen if fans around the world learned that he did indeed have a superpower one day. The lively setup and fast-paced storytelling also ends up being the cherry on the cake. They are human beings bound by the norms of society and community. Kamala was told that she cannot go out after 9:00 pm. He must not wear tight pants, he must do all things Halal (permission).
So his immediate problems are not going to affect the grand scheme of the universe, but affect him personally. It is their community and the norms they have set, they need to rise up. Moon Knight was the first big step on the path to eventual inclusion, and Ms. Marvel is only continuing the trend. Hindi is what white people understand it, the mannerisms are not foreign and there is no chest thumping for the fact that people are randomly switching to their mother tongue.
Not just the writing, the music of the show is as iconic as that of Moon Knight. Of course the latter is kind of complicated, this time it’s more about the teenage tone but still closer to the roots of the major character of the day. The action is amazing and Kamala keeps failing as she has never participated in a fight before. Thank god she doesn’t become a fighter overnight.
Ms. Marvel Episode 1 to 3 Review: Star Performance:
Imam Vellani as Kamala Khan is natural. She knows the responsibility rests on her shoulders but at the same time knows how to take it easy. The actor proves why he was chosen in the first place.
Matt Lintz is a character who brings emotional depth to the entire teen angles and conflicts. So what should Rish Shah, who has a good screen presence, have to say. Zenobia Shroff is a treat as a mother. If you grew up in a brown family, you will relate. Nimra Buka is a surprise and you need to see it for yourself.
Ms. Marvel Episode 1 to 3 Review: What Doesn’t Work:
I expect the producers to flourish from this point onwards.
Ms. Marvel Episode 1 to 3 Review: Final Words:
Ms. Marvel is one of the most inclusive creations to come out of the MCU. Kamala Khan has a lot of potential and looks like she is in the right hands. The future only looks brighter.