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Director:
Writers:
H.R.F. Keating (screenplay) and
Zafar Hai (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 March 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Average spoof - a few laughs See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Naseeruddin Shah ... Inspector Ghote

Stellan Skarsgård ... Axel Svensson
Amjad Khan ... Lala Heera Lal

Madhur Jaffrey ... Mrs. Lal

Annu Kapoor ... 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

Vinod Nagpal ... Minister

Sakina Jaffrey ... Neena Lal (introducing)
Nayeem Hafizka ... Prem Lal (introducing)
Baba Majgoakar ... Jeweler
Viju Khote ... Head Constable
Wahid Chowhan ... Producer
Imaaduddin Shah ... Ved Ghote
Gopi Krishna ... Dance Master
Ashley D'Silva ... Photographer
Pearl Padamsee ... Nurse
Lilliput ... Black Shirt
P.M. Maniar ... Drunken Guest
Aida Noorani ... Student
Bomi Kapadia ... Sgt. Moos

Directed by
Zafar Hai 
 
Writing credits
H.R.F. Keating (screenplay) and
Zafar Hai (screenplay)

H.R.F. Keating (novel)

Produced by
Wahid Chowhan .... producer
Godrej .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... executive producer
Deepak Nayar .... associate producer
Donald Rosenfeld .... co-producer
Jitesh Vora .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lassally 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Rees 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Jaffrey 
 
Production Design by
Sartaj Noorani 
Kiran Patki 
 
Art Direction by
Ram Yedekar 
 
Set Decoration by
Agnes Fernandes 
 
Costume Design by
Sally Turner 
 
Makeup Department
Mariam Samuel .... hair stylist (as Marium Samuel)
Mustaque Sheikh .... makeup artist (as Mushtaq Sheikh)
 
Production Management
Waman Y. Mohile .... production manager (as Waman Mohile)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nayeem Hafizka .... third assistant director
Ajit Mann .... third assistant director
Mark Potter .... assistant director
Fahad Samar .... third assistant director
Shahjahan .... second assistant director (as Shahjehan)
 
Art Department
Tom Freeman .... property master
Agnes Goveas .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Prashant Gupta .... dubbing assistant: Bombay
Richard King .... dubbing mixer
Andrew Morris .... boom operator (as Andy Morris)
Anna Shepherd .... sound editor
Mike Shoring .... sound
Jon Silverside .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Akbar Bakshi .... stunt coordinator
Shyam Kaushal .... stunt coordinator (as Kaushal)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mulchand Dedhia .... gaffer
Tony Garrett .... assistant camera
Rajesh Joshi .... second unit camera
Jahangir Khan .... still photographer
Natarajan .... clapper loader
Gyanchand Rikki .... chief grip
Sooni Taraporevala .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vasant Chayan .... wardrobe assistant (as Vasant Chavan)
 
Editorial Department
Munna Rizvi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Keith Grant .... music mixer
Zakir Hussain .... musician: tabla
Sultan Khan .... musician: sarangi
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Robert Stewart .... music associate
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Joyce Barneto .... production secretary (as Joyce Barnetto)
Rakesh Mehra .... production assistant
Rambali Mishra .... production assistant
Tabrez Noorani .... production assistant
Bunny Reuben .... director of publicity
Shahnaz Vahanvaty .... production coordinator (as Shanaz Vahanvaty)
Sabra Van Dolsen .... script supervisor
James O'Donnell .... forensic officer (uncredited)
 

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UK:93 min
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Naseeruddin Shah son Imaaduddin plays his son in the film.See more »

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Average spoof - a few laughs, 4 July 2005
Author: Saman Perera from Houston, Texas

I purchased this DVD as it was a Merchant and Ivory Collection piece and hoping for a good Sunday evening bed time view. I wasn't disappointed and the movie generates some beautiful sceneries and life a far with strange paradoxes in a complex Bombay society. The story is quite similar in fashion and form to Red Heat (1988), and the Rush Hour series of movies. The plot is ridiculous and the screenplay rather dull and nothing ever fits together to solve the riddle as you would like to in this movie. But the laughs are a plenty akin to more to the bumbling Inspector Clouseau genre. Acting is better than the screenplay and the chemistry between the two detectives could be better. The DVD is very sparse and why Criterion ever got involved I am not sure. The transfer is disappointing and somewhat grainy.

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