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Kalki 2898 AD – Who is Dulquer Salmaan’s Captain? Netizens come up with fascinating theories

Kalki 2898 AD team revealed Dulquer Salmaan’s official poster, recently. Many fascinating fan theories about the character Captain in Prabhas’ film and its future installments are now going viral.

Kalki 2898 AD – Who is Dulquer Salmaan’s Captain? Netizens come up with fascinating theories
Dulquer Salmaan as Captain in Kalki 2898 AD.

Last Updated: 11.58 PM, Jun 29, 2024


Kalki 2898 AD, the epic sci-fi film directed by Nag Ashwin, has been receiving immense love from the cine-goers. The Prabhas starrer has also received so much attention from the audience, with its surprise cameo appearances. Dulquer Salmaan, the popular Malayalam actor made a special appearance as Captain, the foster father of protagonist Bhairava, played by Prabhas. The makers of Kalki 2898 AD recently revealed Dulquer’s character poster from the film. Meanwhile, some crazy fan theories about the actor’s character Captain, are doing rounds on social media.

*Mild spoilers ahead*

Kalki 2898 AD - Who is Dulquer Salmaan’s Captian?

For the uninitiated, Dulquer Salmaan made a special appearance in Kalki 2898 AD as the foster father of Bhairava, the protagonist. The unnamed man, who is called Captian by everyone around him, adopts Bhairava as an infant after he is at a war place, all alone. The Captain trains our leading man to be a perfect fighter and bounty hunter and plays a great role in developing a deep fascination for Supreme Yaskin’s Complex, in his mind. However, the duo part ways after a betrayal, and Captain’s fate remains unknown.

Dulquer Salmaan in Kalki 2898 AD – Is he Parasurama or Adhiratha?

Dulquer Salmaan's character poster from Kalki 2898 AD.
Dulquer Salmaan's character poster from Kalki 2898 AD.

After parallels between Prabhas’ character Bhairava and Karna (the legendary warrior of Mahabharat) are established in the climax, the netizens are busy coming up with fascinating theories about his foster father, Captain. Now, many few film fanatics feel that Dulquer Salmaan’s role in the Nag Ashwin directorial was not just a cameo, but is a recurring character that might return in the upcoming installments. The social media post of Vyjayanti Movies, which reads: “Presenting our very own @dqsalmaan as CAPTAIN in the KALKI Cinematic Universe,” confirms the same.

Now, the fans believe that much like Bhairava, who is believed to be a reincarnation of Karna, Dulquer Salmaan’s Captain could be related to an epic character. Some of them point out that he might be the legendary warrior sage, Immortal Parasurama, who is considered the sixth avatar aka incarnation of Lord Vishnu. They point out that that could be the reason why he took Bhairava under his wings and mentored him until he proved his abilities. Meanwhile, some others believe that Dulquer Salmaan’s character is based on Adhiratha, the charioteer who brought up Karna after he was abandoned by his birth mother, Kunti.

Well, the world of Kalki 2898 AD has opened the possibilities for different interpretations, fan theories, and revisits. Director Nag Ashwin and his team have indeed set the foundation for a highly fascinating movie franchise, which will surely make use of the rich Indian mythology and its characters, to the fullest. We are eagerly waiting to see where the next installment in the franchise is heading.

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