Movie Review: The Japanese Wife

By Priyarupa Sinha (L&T-MHPS)

The Japanese Wife is a marvelously directed and proficiently acted , adaptation of one the most delicate Kunal Basu story.  Right from the background score that darts subtly between Japanese notes and Indian classical to the portions of humor blended carefully in the dialogues , the movie has almost everything an audience hopes for .

The story revolves around  Snehmoy Chatterjee (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) who are pen-pal friends , who develop a strong emotional bond in a course of time and eventually exchange wedding vows through letters. A span of nearly two decades is depicted discreetly in the movie that manages to hold up the attention of the audience despite its placid pace .

The terrific camerawork capturing the aura of rural Bengal and the various tones of the story  ,  the brilliant performances by the actors Rahul Bose and Moushumi Chatterjee ,and the skillful direction by the immensely talented Aparna Sen , makes the beguiling  romance a must watch !


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Hey.. You should have mentioned something about Raima Sen too. Her character was also important to the storyline and her acting was superb.