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The Japanese Wife (2010)

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
Kharaj Mukherjee ...
Kite shop owner
Rudranil Ghosh ...
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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The perfect title so as the plot
1 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent plot and very touchy movie I have watched after a long time. Thank you thank you thank you to Aparna Sen and everyone worked for this movie. Even in today's modern techno era she is giving a nice message through a simple yet ever lasting movie. Rahul, Mousomi and Raima are excellent in their respective roles.

This movie is about a pen friendship between a guy (Rahul) of very very rural area of West Bengal, India and a girl (Chigusa) from Japan. They fall in love and marry by exchanging letters. They were committed to each other. That's how the title came - The Japanese Wife. The wife came to W.B, India to meet her husband after 17 years of marriage (through letter) but what's waiting there...you must watch. Hope you'll enjoy.

Note: Most of the letter conversations are in English and it has a sub title as well. So folks who don't know Bengali, shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks!


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