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Preview: The Japanese Wife

This screen adaptation of Kunal Basu’s novel The Japanese Wife is an improbable love story involving three shy people.

entertainment Updated: Apr 09, 2010 01:33 IST

Genre: Drama
Director: Aparna Sen
Cast: Rahul Bose, Raima Sen, Chigasu Takaku, Moushmi Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh

Synopsis: This screen adaptation of Kunal Basu’s novel The Japanese Wife is an improbable love story involving three shy people. Snehamoy Chatterjee, an Arithmetic teacher in a school in the interiors of riverine West Bengal writes to a Japanese girl, Miyage. She writes back. Romance blossoms between the two, the pen-friends exchange vows over letters, then spend the next fifteen years as a married couple without ever setting eyes on each other, until the intimacy of words is tested finally by the intimacy of life. The unusual relationship of Snehamoy and Miyage comes under a cloud when a young widow, Sandhya is forced by circumstances to take refuge in Snehamoy’s home along with her eight-year-old son.