(The article has been republished from The Quint’s archives on the occasion of Bruce Lee’s birth anniversary. It was first published on 20 July 2015.)
Just days before the release of his best known film Enter The Dragon – 44 years ago – Bruce Lee passed away, leaving behind a legacy of action and comedy (a rare combination in filmdom).
He was just 32, but had done enough to become a martial arts legend. The guy who first made Kung Fu films popular across the world – way before the likes of Jackie Chan and Jet Li – remains an unforgettable icon.
On his birth anniversary, we at The Quint decided to move away from the conventional – discussions about how he beat the living daylights out of Chris Norris on screen – and focus instead on how he Inadvertant-Lee provided much comic relief to us all in India, over the years.
Bruce Lee fits perfectly the bill of India’s Funny-Lee or, as we’d call him in Hindi... Hass-Lee!
Here are a Few From Our Kitty...
Bruce Lee’s Lookalike - Nak–Lee!!
His Pet Cat’s Name - Bil-Lee!
Favourite Festival - Diwa-Lee!
His Sister-In-Law - Saa-Lee!
His Indian Cousins Are - Benga-Lee & Malaya-Lee!
Favourite Cricketer - Gangu-Lee!
How Did He Die - Shot By a Go-Lee!
What Does Bruce Lee Order At A Restaurant?
Arre, nahi Pag-Lee... he orders...
No... Machch-Lee !!
Without Chil-Lee !!
How Awesome Was Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu?
Bruce Lee was faster than... Bij-Lee !
Bruce Lee’s Favourite Vegetable?
Aah, you’ve got this surely.
Yes, that’s right – Moo-Lee!
Bruce Lee’s Favourite Genre of Music?
What Happens to a cinema Hall after a Bruce Lee Film - It becomes Kha-Lee!
If you’ve got a few more Bruce Lee jokes up your sleeve, do share them with us at The Quint! You can leave your funnies in the comments section below.