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Chattar Lal (Character)
from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Chattar Lal: I should say you look rather lost, but then I can't imagine where in the world the three of you would look at home.

Chattar Lal: Dr. Jones, the eminent archaeologist?
Willie: Hard to believe, isn't it?

Chattar Lal: Dr. Jones, in our country, it's not usual for a guest to insult his host.

Chattar Lal: Dr Jones, wasn't it the Sultan of Madagascar who threatened to cut off your head if you ever returned to his country?
Indiana Jones: No, it wasn't my head.
Chattar Lal: Then your hands, perhaps?
Indiana Jones: No, it wasn't my hands. It was my...
[looks down at his groin]
Indiana Jones: My misunderstanding.

Indiana Jones: Captain Blumburtt was just telling me something of the interesting history of the palace; the importance it played in the mutiny.
Chattar Lal: It seems the British never forget the mutiny of 1857.
[Captain Blumburtt laughs]
Indiana Jones: Yes, well you know I think there were other events before the mutiny going back a century - back to the time of Clive that are more interesting.
Chattar Lal: And what events are those Dr Jones?
Indiana Jones: Well, if memory serves me correctly this area, this province was the centre eventuity of the Thuggee.
Chattar Lal: Dr Jones, you know perfectly well that the Thuggee cult has been dead for nearly a century.
Captain Blumburtt: Yes, of course. The Thuggee was an obscenity that worshipped Kali with human sacrifices. The British Army Knights did away with them.
Indiana Jones: Well, I suppose stories of the Thuggee die hard.
Chattar Lal: There are no stories anymore.
Indiana Jones: I'm not so sure. We came from a small village; peasants there told us Pankot Palace was growing powerful again because of some ancient evil.
Chattar Lal: Village stories, Dr Jones. They're just fear and folklore; you're beginning to worry Captain Blumburtt.
Captain Blumburtt: Not worried, Mr Prime Minister, just erm... just erm... interested.
Indiana Jones: You know, the villagers also told us Pankot Palace had taken something.
Chattar Lal: Dr Jones, in our country it's not usual for a guest to insult his host.
Indiana Jones: I'm sorry. I thought we were talking about folklore.
Captain Blumburtt: What exactly was it they say was stolen?
Indiana Jones: A sacred rock.
Chattar Lal: [he laughs dismissively] Hah! You see, Captain? A rock.
Indiana Jones: Something connected - the villager's rock and the old legend of the Sankara stones.
Chattar Lal: Dr Jones, we're all vulnerable to vicious rumour. I seem to remember that in Honduras you were accused of being a grave robber rather than an archaeologist.
Indiana Jones: Well, the newspapers greatly exaggerated the incident.
Chattar Lal: And wasn't it the Sultana Madagascar who threatened to cut your head off if you ever returned to his country?
Indiana Jones: No, it wasn't my head.
Chattar Lal: Then your hands, perhaps?
Indiana Jones: No, it wasn't my hands... it was my
[looks downward]
Indiana Jones: ... misunderstanding.