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The Japanese Wife (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 9 April 2010 (India)
Pen pals decide to get married and carry-on a long-term relationship.

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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 ...
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Jagannath Guha ...
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Sagnik Chowdhury ...
Paltu
Sourodip Bhattacharya ...
Young Snehamoy
Ranu Bandhopadhyay ...
Sandhya's mother
Arindol Bagchi ...
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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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Lyricism in Love

The malleability of the plausible emotions of the lead characters of the film under the director's realistic hammer blows is one of the features which makes 'The Japanese Wife' a treat to watch. The slow pace touches upon the various chords of a sensible heart. The two star-crossed spouses residing in far-off places fall in love and eventually marry without actually meeting each other in person, yet their love is far more loyal and inextricable than those lovers or spouses who stay together. But, their simple lifestyle and righteousness do them in at last. Poetic justice is not meted out and this makes the plot all the more plausible. Given the profound dynamism and the many facets of human emotions that run crisscross along the length & breadth of the movie, one is sure to identify with the pristine humanity of the characters. Minimalism in music and natural, yet far from being a dime a dozen, musically lyrical words and sentences coupled with a haunting silence of death touch up the aggravating pathos of the characters till the very end.


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