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Snehamoy Chatterjee
Chigusa Takaku ...
Miyage
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Mashi
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Ayurvedic doctor
Kharaj Mukherjee ...
Kite shop owner
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Fatik
Debranjan Nag ...
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Jagannath Guha ...
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Sagnik Chowdhury ...
Paltu
Sourodip Bhattacharya ...
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Ranu Bandhopadhyay ...
Sandhya's mother
Arindol Bagchi ...
Mailman
Khagendra Nath Das ...
School clerk
Sutapa Ghosh ...
Khendi
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Snehamoy Chatterjee lives a poor lifestyle on Bali Island in the West Bengal Sunderbans, along with his maternal aunt who wants him to get married to Sandhya. But Snehamoy, who teaches for a living, has entered into a long-term relationship with Japan-based Miyage, and both have made a marriage-commitment without meeting each other. Sandhya will end up getting married, giving birth to a son, getting widowed, and after the passing of her mother, will move in with them. Snehamoy will continue corresponding and even speaking with Miyage on the telephone, and it is here he will find out that she is ill, and he will consult with doctors dealing with a variety of Unani, Allopathic, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicines in order to find a cure for his pen-pal/wife. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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grows on you, subtly vivid with a brilliant story
26 May 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie when i was in a mood to watch some light hearted bolly-holly cross movie, without reading anything about it. And at the end it turns out that I myself am writing about it. I haven't yet watched Satyajit Ray's "Apu" trilogy, but I have got a feeling that i have already watched him in color. The main strength of the movie is its unpretentious aura, wrapped within a simple story. What makes the whole thing grandeur is the dream like subtlety that the viewer sees through the portrayal of reality. Actors (especially Extras), Cinematographer, Musicians, Screenwriters and the Director have all struck the right chord.


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