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Pen pals decide to get married and carry-on a long-term relationship.

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Snehamoy Chatterjee
Chigusa Takaku ...
Miyage
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Mashi
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Ayurvedic doctor
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Kite shop owner
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Fatik
Debranjan Nag ...
Fatik's friend
Jagannath Guha ...
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Sagnik Chowdhury ...
Paltu
Sourodip Bhattacharya ...
Young Snehamoy
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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human relations in a non-capitalistic society.
27 November 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

The film is excellent. I don't clasify it as a romantic film. I think it's a film about human relationships and values. People from western (the so-called 'developted') countries, cannot even understand the behavior in such societies. So you may read some comments that the film is not ...realistic (!), or so. Hollywood film watchers have totally lost the ability to understand a piece of art. The first think that comes to mind is that money in such societies is not the goal but just a mean. Kindness, generosity. support etc prevail. Love is pure and without expecting something in return. This is not the exception but the rule. This is not something artificial, as people in west may think. It's a result of the social construction, (the lack of capitalism if you prefer a political or economical term). If seen under this perspective everything is easily understood: Why the aunt is so supportive, the devotion that Snehamoy has to his 'wife', the attitude of the widow, both against Snehamoy and his 'wife', at the end of the film. The directing is pretty good, and so I think for the acting. I really enjoyed and I heartily recommend it.


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