The Perfect Murder

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Someone tries to bump off Mr Perfect, you see, private secretary to a building tycoon. He survives - which is more than can be said for this Bombay duck. Inspector Ghote (Shah) is called in to investigate. The malignant millionaire (Khan) doesn't like it; nor does his wife (Madhur Jaffrey); nor, for that matter, does anybody else. Ghote's wife wants him home with her; his boss wants him to solve the case of a Minister's missing ring; and he is expected to look after a visiting Swedish criminologist. Nothing goes according to plan. HRF Keating's adaptation of his own novel, though shot in English, must surely have been originally intended for home consumption in India. A mixture of cack-handed slapstick and schmaltz, it seems primarily a tribute to Carry On Up the Khyber. An Indian throwaway.

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Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Zafar Hai
Screenwriter: HRF Keating, Zafar Hai
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah
Stellan Skarsgard
Amjad Khan
Madhur Jaffrey
Ratna Pathak Shah
Sakina Jaffrey
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