Mola Ram
Mola Ram
Background information
Feature films Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Television programs
Video games Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures
Park attractions
Portrayed by Amrish Puri
Performance model
Inspiration Guru from Gunga Din
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Occupation High preist of the Thuggee
Affiliations Bad
Goal To search for three Sankara Stones
Home Pankot, India
Minions The Thuggee cult
Enemies Indiana Jones, Willie Scott, Short Round
Powers and abilities To obtain one's heart by hand
Fate Falls into a river and is eaten by crocodiles

Mola Ram (Amrish Puri) is the main antagonist of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Although he is the main antagonist of the film, he does not appear until the middle of the film. He was the high priest of the Thuggee cult and has made Pankot Palace his lair where he wants to use the five Sankara Stones to set up the reign of Kali. Mola Ram enslaved the children of a village in Pankot, India which had one of the three stones. They mine for the other two and for gems to fund his cause in chambers underneath the palace. He also brainwashes people, including local leaders, with the "blood of Kālī Ma," a magic potion that causes them to become religious followers, although they will be stopped if they are exposed to extreme pain, such as a burn. Indiana Jones eventually confronts Mola Ram over a nearby gorge, calling on the power of Shiva to use the Stones against the evil priest, who is burned by them and falls into the river where he is eaten by a bunch of crocodiles. In the novelization of the film, Ram's death is the same but he returns to normal when he burns his hand on the stone; Indy tries to pull him to safety but Ram falls to his death.


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at List of Indiana Jones characters#Mola Ram. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Lucasfilm Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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