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The Perfect Murder (1988)

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Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and ... See full summary »

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Axel Svensson
Amjad Khan ...
Lala Heera Lal
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Mrs. Lal
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Tiny Man
Archana Puran Singh ...
Miss Twinkle
Dalip Tahil ...
Dilip Lal
Dinshaw Daji ...
Mr. Perfect
Johnny Walker ...
Jain
Mohan Agashe ...
A.C.P. Samant
Rajesh Vivek ...
Zero Police
Ratna Pathak ...
Pratima Ghote (as Ratna Pathak Shah)
Salim Ghouse ...
Caste-Marks Goonda
Sameer Kakkad ...
Felix Sousa
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Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and wants a better life. He is assigned to investigate the deadly assault on a Parsi man named Perfect, who is the Secretary of Lala Heera Lal, a wealthy man with underworld links. Inspector Ghote commences his investigation and is displeased when his superiors ask him to work with a Swedish Forensic Expert by the name of Axel Svennson. Axel is thrilled to get a closer look at the working of the Bombay Police, but also realizes that Ghote may not be one of their best police officers. When their friendship develops, he gets invited to Ghote's house, and gets to meet Pratima. Their investigation, though Prima Facie simple enough, takes them through turns and twists that both had not expected - including corridors of power and corruption - and finally to the conclusion and the unmasking of the culprit(s) ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The name of Inspector Ghote (pronounced Go-tay) is a joke, a reference to something usually attributed to George Bernard Shaw and his war against the English Language. An earlier spelling reformer proposed that the word "fish" could, using the ridiculous rules of the English language, be spelled "ghoti". "Gh" as in enough, "o" as in women, and "ti" as in nation. It can also be a completely silent word. See more »

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Nice Indian feel
29 May 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well the film is a murder mystery and actually looks like an Indian film though it's a Hollywood film

It has Indian actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Amjad Khan, Dalip Tahil, Ratna Patak Shah

The film is a thriller and how a cop goes an investigates it

It touches on lots of topics on the problems cops face in India while solving cases albeit in a light manner

The film is serious and lighthearted at the right places and there is a nice balance

Direction is good Naseer essays his part with brilliance like always, One of India's finest actors Ratna Patak suits her role as his wife(in real life too she is his wife) Amjad Khan looks overweight and he is okay Dalip too is okay


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