|“||Emotional fools! All you silly and helpless people are like insects to me. An inferior race, one I can crush anytime. How will you save her?||„|
Kaal is the main villain of 2013 Indian sci-fi/superhero film Krrish 3. Kaal is the handicapped founder of Kaal Pharmaceuticals who created the maanvars, a team of mutants made from mixing the serum of human and animal DNA. Along with Kaya, he seeks to kill Krrish as well as annihilate humanity with his viruses and maanvars.
Kaal is portrayed by Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who also voiced Electro (The Amazing Spider-Man) in the Hindi dub of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Early lifeWhile Dr. Siddhant Arya held Rohit Mehra hostage in Singapore, Dr. Arya obtained some of Rohit’s DNA and sought to use it to create an avatar of Rohit that he could fully control. When the child was born disabled, however, Dr. Arya ordered Dr. Mathur to kill the child. Instead of disposing the child, however, Dr. Mathur gave the boy to an orphanage where he was adopted by a wealthy family. As the boy grew up, his adoptive father scolded him for using his powers for destruction, which one day led to the boy using his telekinesis to kill his adoptive father with a knife. After this, the boy, Kaal, sought to find a cure for his illness as well as discover why he can use telekinesis. This leads to the establishment of Kaal Pharmaceuticals, a company that experiments with the fusion DNA of animals to create antidotes for viruses. However, it is later revealed that the company uses animal DNA to create viruses to unleash to densely populated areas before his company begins production for its antidotes. When a doctor defects to tell the world the truth of the company's operations, Kaal orders his right-hand woman Kaya to kill him.
|“||This is just the beginning. A lot of blood is yet to be shed...||„|
|~ Kaal to Rohit Mehra.|
After wiping out 40% of Namibia’s population with a virus created from Kaal’s own DNA , Kaal turns to India as his next target. He assembles a team of maanvars, mutants made from fusing human and animal DNA, and orders them to spread a new virus in Mumbai. This plan is foiled when Rohit manages to create an antidote using the DNA of his son Krishna Mehra/Krrish. In retaliation, Kaal has his maanvars attack and destroy the laboratory. While Krrish saves his father and defeat a maanvar named Striker, Krishna's pregnant wife Priya Mehra gets injured during the attack and eventually is kidnapped by Kaal. As he interrogates Priya, Kaal sends Kaya to replace Priya and lie about suffering a miscarriage. However, Kaya falls for Krishna during her assignment and, when Krishna discovers her plan, she discloses that the real Priya and her unborn child are being held hostage and promises to help Krrish fight Kaal.
As Rohit was making a trip to Singapore to demand answers from Dr. Arya's former colleague, Kaal abducts him. In his lab, Kaal forces Rohit to tell the truth of his heritage. Kaal mockingly acknowledges Rohit as his father thereafter and forces him to donate the bone marrow needed to cure his disease. With his handicap is cured, Kaal hastily kills his assistants with new ferrokinetic powers and dons a new metallic costume. After the remaining maanvars are defeated by Kaya and Krrish, Kaal reunites with Kaya before killing her for her disloyalty. With the combination of telekinesis and ferrokinetic powers, he finds Krrish mourning his fallen ally before he proceeds to mercilessly kill Krrish in front of Rohit.After killing Krrish, Kaal flies to Mumbai, where he makes a hostile demand for Priya to turn herself in. After Priya shows herself along with other defiant civilians, Kaal uses his powers to tear up metal and prepares to kill the civilians with his metal shards. Just as he is about to kill Priya and the civilians, a resurrected Krrish arises and begins to fight Kaal. Kaal overwhelms Krrish and mocks the hero for being human. Just as Kaal was about to kill Priya's unborn child, however, Krrish uses a magnetic device to weaken Kaal before he uses his father’s solar experiment to finally kill the super-villain.
|“||The business of fear is the best business.||„|
Kaal is first shown as a greedy businessman who seeks to make billions from the antidotes produced by his company. In the office space, he is known for treating his colleagues poorly, as seen when he uses his telekinesis to choke Kaya when she suggested that his search for a cure of his condition is going too far. He is also a sadistic psychopath who seeks to annihilate humanity and replace them with his maanvar mutants. Hints of his sadistic nature began as early as childhood, when his father repeatedly scolded him for using his powers in destructive ways.
Skills & AbilitiesPrior to being cured, Kaal was severely disabled and could only move his head and two fingers. His telekinetic abilities, however, more than made up for a lack in physicality, allowing him to use enough force to smash glass and attract objects. Kaal develops far more abilities once Rohit's bone marrow was used to cure his disability, including flight and the ability to manipulate and attract metal. The latter ability becomes an important tool for Kaal, as he used metal from his facility to build protective armor. Moreover, his brawling fighting style can devastate anyone who opposes him, as seen during the climatic fight between Krrish and Kaal.
|“||Fusion is the future! Begin the final test...||„|
|“||The one that you all pin your hopes on... the one that you depend on. Kaal has destroyed him. I have killed Krrish! Yes, I've made Krrish a martyr. Now, it's Priya Mehra's turn... SO BRING HER TO ME!!! The longer she takes to reach me, the more I will torture you all.||„|
|“||Such a wonderful family reunion. Who do I kill first? Father... or son? Look at yourself, you are just an ordinary human being. An ordinary son... and a weak father!||„|
|~ Kaal to Krrish.|
|“||Dad, you are asking one son to kill your other son? I like it! I will gladly fulfill your wish...||„|
|~ Kaal to Rohit Mehra.|
- According to Vivek Oberoi, the metallic costume for Kaal weighed 28 kilograms. The costume took 2–3 hours for Vivek to put on with the help of 7 to 8 assistants before he could film his scenes.
- In one scene in Kaal's lab, Namibia is shown on a map of South America. This is a production error, since Namibia is a country in the southern part of Africa.
- The powers exhibited by Kaal are similar to those of Dr. Charles Xavier and Magneto from the X-Men franchise. Moreover, the maanvars Kaal created are similar to mutants who belong to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, such as Mystique, Juggernaut, and Toad.