So, the Merc with a Mouth is back with a sequel. Deadpool 2 opens in theatres this Friday. In the Hindi version of the film, Ranveer Singh provides the voiceover for the superhero. And Sorry Ryan Reynolds, but we might just launch a campaign to replace you as the lead. Because after hearing Ranveer as Deadpool, I am not able to decide if Ranveer Singh is more Deadpool than Deadpool, or if he is more Deadpool than he is Ranveer Singh. Such impeccable comic timing, man! And yes, we have to give his voice a lot of credit since more than half the time, Ryan is under the mask and it is just wonderful acoustics of Ranveer's voice that do the job. More on that later. Here we are going to talk about the fabulous potshots that the actor takes at Bollywood pop culture.
You see, Deadpool is a character that loves to break the fourth wall and talk directly to the camera. He is a character that likes to make references to movies. He is someone who likes to make meta-jokes - you know like saying, "Ranveer Singh is a great actor" in the Hindi version of the film. So, in the version which I watched since the makers wanted to connect to the desi audience, most of the potshots and references are aimed at Bollywood. Here is a list of Bollywood movies that Deadpool 2 makes referential jokes about! (ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE! Deadpool 2 actor Karan Soni is excited about having “a bigger story” in the sequel)
#21 Salman Khan's Wanted
#20 Bajirao Mastani
#18 Ram Leela
#17 Prabhas' Baahubali 2
#16 Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2
#15 Tiger's Student of the Year 2
#14 Aamir Khan's Dangal
#13 Ajay Devgn's Singham
#12 Salman and Govinda's Partner
#11 Rohit Shetty's Golmaal series
#10 Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB
#9 Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet
#8 Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi's Munna Bhai series
#7 Aamir's 3 Idiots
#6 Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express
#5 Kamal Haasan's Appu Raja
#4 Amitabh Bachchan's Paa
#3 SRK's Swades
#2 SRK and Salman's Karan Arjun
#1 Bipasha Basu's Jism
Along with the above-mentioned movie references, Deadpool 2 also takes hits at
#Hindi version of Avengers: Infinity War
Phew! That is a long list. Kudos to the scriptwriters who worked on translating the Deadpool jokes in Hindi. Fabulous job!
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