The Perfect Murder

The Perfect Murder


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The Perfect Murder

Someone has tried to murder Mr. Perfect (Dinshaw Daji) and now the beleaguered Inspector Ghote (Krishna Shah) must figure out who tried to do it. Set in Bombay, India, this rollicking crime drama centers on Ghote's search for the would-be killer. Mr. Perfect was knocked out with a candlestick in the home of the jovial Dilap Lal, his employer. As there was no sign that the assassin forced his or her way into the home, Ghote assumes the prime suspect is Lal or one of his family members. Unfortunately, the pressures from his other cases that include a ring of jewel smugglers and a bureaucrat's purloined piece of costume jewelry prevent Ghote from giving his full attention to Perfect's assailant. That Ghote must also entertain the meddlesome Axel Svensson (Stellan Skarsgård), a renowned Swedish crime scientist, does nothing to help matters. To make matters worse, Lal's clan belongs to the upper caste, making it nearly impossible for him to get answers to his questions.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2005
UPC: 0037429198728
Original Release: 1988
Rating: NR
Source: Merchant Ivory
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dalip Tahil Dilap Lal
Madhur Jaffrey Mrs. Lal
Stellan Skarsgård Axel Svensson
Amjad Khan Lala Heera Lal
Sakina Jaffrey Neena Lal
Vinod Nagpal Minister
Dinshaw Daji Mr. Perfect
Ratna Pathakshah Pratima Ghote
Krishna Shah Inspector Ghote

Technical Credits
Zafir Hai Director,Screenwriter
Wahid Chohan Producer
H.R.F. Keating Screenwriter
Walter Lassally Cinematographer
Ismail Merchant Executive Producer
Sartaj Noorani Production Designer
Kiran Patki Production Designer
Charles Rees Editor
Richard Robbins Score Composer
Sally Turner Costumes/Costume Designer
Ram Yedekar Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Diamond Chase/Opening Credits [6:30]
2. All Together Upside Down [3:50]
3. Business Motives [5:23]
4. Number One Priority [5:27]
5. "My God, She Was Beautiful" [5:04]
6. The Mystery of the Missing Ring [4:52]
7. The Holy Bull [5:14]
8. "Always it Is Duty" [5:22]
9. A Very Dangerous Woman [5:47]
10. Personal Matters [5:01]
11. Peace in This House [4:10]
12. Swedish Massage [8:00]
13. The Perfect Hindu Wife [2:55]
14. The Sixth Person [3:55]
15. Welcome to Bombay! [5:18]
16. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back [6:00]
17. A Most Imperfect Murder [4:03]
18. "A Damn Fine Police Officer"/End Credits [5:46]

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