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The Japanese Wife (2010)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 April 2010 (India)
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Pen pals decide to get married and carry-on a long-term relationship.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Bose ...
Snehamoy Chatterjee
Chigusa Takaku ...
Miyage
Raima Sen ...
Sandhya
Moushumi Chatterjee ...
Mashi
Paran Banerjee ...
Ayurvedic doctor
Kharaj Mukherjee ...
Kite shop owner
Rudranil Ghosh ...
Fatik
Debranjan Nag ...
Fatik's friend
Jagannath Guha ...
Oncologist
Sagnik Chowdhury ...
Paltu
Sourodip Bhattacharya ...
Young Snehamoy
Ranu Bandhopadhyay ...
Sandhya's mother
Arindoi Bagchi ...
Mailman (as Arindol Bagchi)
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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Platonic Love
7 October 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a poor island in the countryside of India, the school teacher Snehamoy Chatterjee (Rahul Bose) becomes the pen friend of the Japanese Miyage (Chigusa Takaku). When his aunt Mashi (Moushumi Chatterjee) wants to marry him with the young Sandhya (Raima Sen), he engages in a marriage commitment with Miyage that becomes his Japanese wife. However, neither he can afford to travel to Japan nor Miyage can leave her old mother alone to travel to India. Meanwhile Sandhya marries and has a son.

After fifteen years, she gets widowed and moves to Mashi's house. But Snehamoy is still married with Miyage without seeing each other. When his Japanese wife has cancer, Snehamoy consults Indians doctors trying to find a cure for Miyage. Will they finally be together after all those years?

"The Japanese Wife" is a delicate romance about platonic love. The original story is very beautiful, despite the sad and unpredictable conclusion, and for Westerns like me it is a chance to see the costumes and behavior of the Indians. The music score is also very beautiful and suits perfectly to the film.

I just regret that the responsible for the subtitles have not noticed that yellow subtitles in white background are absolutely illegible. My vote is seven.

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