Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool opens with Mera Joota Hai Japani. Here’s why

The recently released superhero film, Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds uses the iconic song Mera Joota Hai Japani (Mera Naam Joker, 1970) in the opening and the closing scenes.
Deadpool in his Inglistaani patloon.
Deadpool in his Inglistaani patloon.
Updated on Feb 12, 2016 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal, New Delhi

The recently released superhero film, Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds uses the iconic song Mera Joota Hai Japani (Mera Naam Joker, 1970) in the opening and the closing scenes.

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A source close to the film said that director Tim Miller had fallen in love with the song after he had heard it in a pub in New Zealand. “Tim Miller had heard Mera Joota hai Japani in one of the pubs, a long time back. He loved the song so much that it got stuck in his head. He would often hum the tune.”

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The source added that the film’s cast too loved the song and wanted it to be included in the film. “When he was directing Deadpool, he thought of using the same Indian song that he had heard in the pub, long back. He made Ryan Reynolds and the crew hear the song, and they loved it instantly. That’s how he decided that the film should start and end with this Bollywood song starring Raj Kapoor,” the source said.

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