The Perfect Murder

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Based on the award-winning novel by H.R.F. Keating, Merchant Ivory Productions’ The Perfect Murder is a highly entertaining, exotic detective thriller. Inspector Ghote (Naseeruddin Shah) of the Bombay police has just been assigned his most perplexing... read more

Based on the award-winning novel by H.R.F. Keating, Merchant Ivory Productions’ The Perfect Murder is a highly entertaining, exotic detective thriller. Inspector Ghote (Naseeruddin Shah) of the Bombay police has just been assigned his most perplexing case: a savage attack on a rich industrialist’s private secretary. Together with a visiting Swedish criminologist (Stellan Skarsgard), he begins his investigation, and the clues, and suspects, begin to pile up. As Ghote edges closer to the truth, he discovers he may not be dealing with murder at all, but something far more complex and profitable.

Original Release

07/01/1988

US Release

08/03/1988

Cast

Naseeruddin Shah Inspector Ghote
Stellan Skarsgard Axel Svensson
Amjad Khan Lala Heera Lal
Madhur Jaffrey Mrs. Lal
Annu Kapoor Tiny Man
Archana Puran Singh Miss Twinkle
Dalip Tahil Dilip Lal
Johnny Walker Jain
Mohan Agashe A.C.P. Samant
Ratna Pathak Shah Pratima Ghote
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan

Writers

H.R.F. Keating, Zafar Hai

Cast

Naseeruddin Shah Inspector Ghote
Stellan Skarsgard Axel Svensson
Amjad Khan Lala Heera Lal
Madhur Jaffrey Mrs. Lal
Annu Kapoor Tiny Man
Archana Puran Singh Miss Twinkle
Dalip Tahil Dilip Lal
Johnny Walker Jain
Mohan Agashe A.C.P. Samant
Ratna Pathak Shah Pratima Ghote
Rajesh Vivek Zero Police
Salim Ghouse Caste-Marks Goonda
Dinshaw Daji Mr. Perfect
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

Producers

Ismail Merchant Executive Producer
Wahid Chowhan Producer
Godrej Producer
Deepak Nayar Producer
Donald Rosenfeld Producer
Jitesh Vora Producer

Editors

Charles Rees

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