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The Perfect Murder (1988)

Not Rated
93 min | Comedy, Thriller, Action

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 ...See morePolice 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) behind this incident. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com) See less
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H.R.F. Keating (screenplay) (novel) | Zafar Hai (screenplay)
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Updated Jul 1, 1988

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Mar 2, 1990 (United States)

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Naseeruddin Shah
Inspector Ghote Inspector Ghote   See fewer
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Stellan Skarsgård
Axel Svensson Axel Svensson   See fewer
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Amjad Khan
Lala Heera Lal Lala Heera Lal   See fewer
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Madhur Jaffrey
Mrs. Lal Mrs. Lal   See fewer
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Annu Kapoor
Tiny Man Tiny Man   See fewer
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Archana Puran Singh
Miss Twinkle Miss Twinkle   See fewer
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Dalip Tahil
Dilip Lal Dilip Lal   See fewer
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Dinshaw Daji
Mr. Perfect Mr. Perfect   See fewer
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Mohan Agashe
A.C.P. Samant A.C.P. Samant   See fewer
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Rajesh Vivek
Zero Police Zero Police   See fewer
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Ratna Pathak Shah
Pratima Ghote Pratima Ghote   See fewer
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Salim Ghouse
Caste-Marks Goonda Caste-Marks Goonda   See fewer
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Sameer Kakkad
Felix Sousa Felix Sousa   See fewer
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Vinod Nagpal
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Sakina Jaffrey
Neena Lal (introducing) Neena Lal (introducing)   See fewer
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Nayeem Hafizka
Prem Lal (introducing) Prem Lal (introducing)   See fewer
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Baba Majgoakar
Jeweler Jeweler   See fewer
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Viju Khote
Head Constable Head Constable   See fewer
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Wahid Chowhan
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Imaaduddin Shah
Ved Ghote Ved Ghote   See fewer
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Gopi Krishna
Dance Master Dance Master   See fewer
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Ashley D'Silva
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Lilliput
Black Shirt Black Shirt   See fewer
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Student Student   See fewer
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Sgt. Moos Sgt. Moos   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 266 votes