MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 603 this week

The Perfect Murder (1988)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Thriller, Action  |  2 March 1990 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 249 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 483 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 550 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 252 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1140 titles
created 18 Mar 2012
 
a list of 970 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Perfect Murder (1988)

The Perfect Murder (1988) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Perfect Murder.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

M Cream (2014)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A motley crew of university students set out on a journey in pursuit of a mythical form of hash, confronting a series of encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion.

Directors: Agneya Singh, Aban Raza
Stars: Tom Alter, Raaghav Chanana, Ira Dubey
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lene Brøndum, Pia Vieth
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The film centers on a recluse known as "Colonel" and the final five days when Colonel's plantation of a high potency variant of marijuana gets ready for harvest.

Director: Anup Kurian
Stars: Kartik Elangovan, Vinay Forrt, Aahana Kumra
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a ... See full summary »

Director: Carl-Gustav Nykvist
Stars: Amanda Ooms, Helena Bergström, Stellan Skarsgård
Genesis (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A parable of man's exploitation of his fellow man. A weaver and a farmer live peacefully on the edge of a desert until, one day, a woman wanders into their world, and her presence slowly disrupts their routine existence.

Director: Mrinal Sen
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri
Mohandas (2009)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Born in a poor family, young Mohandas lands an important job at the 'Oriental Coal Mines'. However, his success story is brutally disrupted when somebody steals his identity and takes his ... See full summary »

Director: Mazhar Kamran
Stars: Sonali Kulkarni, Sharbani Mukherji, Sushant Singh
The Deceivers (1988)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man from Mumbai (then Bombay) is angry about various issues in different circumstances.

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil
Bombay Boys (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Krishna alias Kris Sahani lives in New York, U.S., but decides to travel to his homeland in order to act in a movie. While Ricardo Fernandes leaves Sydney, Australia to travel to Bombay in ... See full summary »

Director: Kaizad Gustad
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Rahul Bose, Alexander Gifford
Friends (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kjell-Åke Andersson
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Sven Wollter, Stellan Skarsgård
Maharathi (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A street-smart newly recruited chauffeur partners with his late employer's wife to pocket a hefty insurance claim.

Director: Shivam Nair
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Boman Irani
Perfect Murder (Video 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ola Shoyinka
Stars: Jayke Aernan, Hanks Anuku, Emmanuel Armah
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Axel Svensson
Amjad Khan ...
Lala Heera Lal
...
Mrs. Lal
...
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
...
Minister
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Täydellinen murhaaja  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The local touch satisfies...
14 November 1998 | by (New Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

Zafar Hai (& not Zafir, as has been printed) is an adman with HTA, the Indian subsidiary of JWT. I read the original novel by H R F Keating after I saw the movie, but I had read enough Ghotes to know the general ambience of his existence. Hai recreates Bombay very well, especially the climactic monsoon. The 'story' is irritatingly simple - the secretary called Perfect gets bumped in the head, so what happened? There is a whole galaxy of great Indian actors, led by Nasiruddin Shah as Ghote & Amjad Khan (one of India's best heavies) as the don - looking as big as Brando, tho' I guess that was a coincidence! I remember watching it in a theatre in Calcutta in my first year in college, & it was good fun. But then I always liked Ghote & detective stories, so. Other's beware.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Perfect Murder (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?