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  • Aditya Chakrabarty

    A visual poem!

    The Japanese Wife rating: 8 out of 10

    By Aditya Chakrabarty(10 Apr 2010)

    Nothing new needs to be said about Aparna Sen or her films. Her films have always been so different in nature because of the content.’ The Japanese Wife’ her latest film is based on Kunal Basu’s novel by the same name.To make such a film on such a subject needs a certain amount of thought because it is indeed a very unusual tragic love story which if one looks at it from a story point of view is quite negative and will require real
    compelling performances to make it worth watching.

    Snehamoy, a teacher in remote Gosaba, South 24 Parganas who stays with his ... » read more

  • Chandi Mukherjee

    "Unequal Friendship............"

    The Japanese Wife rating: 8 out of 10

    By Chandi Mukherjee (14 Apr 2010)

    This is for the first time director Aparna Sen has tried with someone else’s story for her feature film. Her latest release “The Japanese Wife” is based on an English story of the same name by Kunal Bose. The film is in Bengali, in spite of that Mrs. Sen has kept the title of her film same.
    Till date the basic theme-line of all the films of hers, was unequal friendship. In “36 Chowringhee Lane”, The unequal friendship was between an old Anglo-indian teacher and her young student and her fiancé. In “Parama” it was between the wife of an orthodox Bengali family with ... » read more

  • Amitava Sengupta

    Story telling at its best

    The Japanese Wife rating: 7 out of 10

    By Amitava Sengupta(15 Apr 2010)

    The Japanese Wife is the story telling at its best. A simple story told in an extraordinary way, mixing a lot of human values, emotions and romance. Senomoy (Snehamoy Chatterjee) is a school teacher and lives with his mashi at Sunderban, Westbengal wrote to Miyage in Japan after reading one of her article. She wrote back. They started exchanging letters and became penfriend. Soon they fell in love and get married through letters and gifts. M sent a ring with her name on it and S sent bangles made of shell (Sankha) and vermilion powder (sindoor) as sign of marriage. One ... » read more


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    The Japanese Wife rating: 10 out of 10

    By ANIMESH GANGULY(18 Apr 2010)

    After a very long time I Have seen such a beautiful movie like “Japanese Wife”, The love story which has portrayed here that is really unforgotable.The way the story has handle by the director that is really commendable.

    “Japanese Wife” is the film which represents if the love between the two people is pure and honest then no distance can stop it. The story is basically inspired by the Story of Kunal Basu who is a Professor of Oxford University. In a real story no name has mentioned of the adopted daughter of Snehamoy’s Aunt as well as ... » read more

  • Mrs Chandra Banerjee

    A very different film!

    The Japanese Wife rating: 8 out of 10

    By Mrs Chandra Banerjee(22 Apr 2010)

    So far what we got from the director, Aparna Sen this movie is certainly different from all those. The story is simple , the charectors are simple and they vowd to marry each other in a very strange situation! The introvert schoolmaster played by Rahul Bose has showen his capability of underplaying the charecter to its actual form. The innocence of his soul touches heart! The visual beauty of the surroundings is superb and its effect is longlasting. Of the other charectors Sandhya played by Raima sen had little to do but did her portion well. The pishi played by Mousumi ... » read more

  • Dipen Guha

    An Epistolary Saga

    The Japanese Wife rating: 8 out of 10

    By Dipen Guha(23 Apr 2010)

    This time Aparna Sen's camera has demobilized from "Chowranghee" or " Park Avenue" to the largest peninsula, presumably, in order to read the pulse of the soil. Humanitarian attribution has, ever, been incidental in every film she has created, but this time the treatment has come up in wider level, essentially because some remote nook of the Sundarbans, a far cry from the madding crowd, has been synchronised with the catchy landscapes of the rurals of Japan, uninterrupted either by Kolkata or by Tokyo. The marriage between Snehamoy and Miyagi is suggestive of a nuptial-tie ... » read more

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