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The Perfect Murder – Finished!

Just finished watching the Perfect Murder. It was a thoroughly enjoyable movie, though Vidya didn’t care much for it. Visually very rich, the movie shows you Mumbai like you’ve never seen it – maybe this Mumbai exists only in the world of Inspector Ghote.

The acting seems stilted at the beginning because you find Indian actors in Indian settings speaking English. After you get used to it though, the going is very easy. Narrative-wise, one could argue that the portrayal is rather ridiculous and caricature-like. But this keeps it from getting too slow or boring. Especially so is the part where Inspector Ghote and his informant rescue Svenssen using a band of marauding woman demonstrators.

From the point of view of a detective story, of course, there is not too much in it. This is no Hitchcockian thriller. Rather, it is a simple police investigation presented with a comic, even ridiculous, twist.

5 thoughts to “The Perfect Murder – Finished!”

  1. Stellan Skarsgard you say? I just returned after watching the Pirates sequel. He plays someone’s dad. I would be ruining a surprise if I told whose :).

    Also, here’s food for blog: Seen

    Moblogging tool cum social networking via sms. You could review it. Click on my name to see my twttr.

  2. “How come you’re not blogathonning?”

    You dare ask me that? It is because of you that I am no longer a marathon superblogger. The domain made me think before writing down. I found a part of my brain would compel me to be responsible with this newfound power.

    I now think (the horror) before posting. I don’t even do link posts. My posts have to be full ‘pieces’. That is why I have been thirsting for ‘postlets’ in vain.



    I discovered twttr too late. But now as I go thru this blogathon era on your blog, I find myself regretting not participating. Maybe next time, with enough warning, I will take the battle to my twttr.

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