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The Japanese Wife Review

Movie Name: The Japanese Wife
Actors: Rahul Bose, Raima Sen, Chigasu Takaku, Moushmi Chatterjee
Director(s): Aparna Sen
Producer(s): Madhu Mantena

Editor Review: The Japanese Wife Movie Review
THE JAPANESE WIFE - is another venture by Aparna Sen about relationships. Her films have always been special and so the ' The Japanese Wife' is. It' s about two people who are bound to each other via letters, where distance doesn' t matter to them. One might have thought stories like this unravel in a slow pace, but everything is fine when the proceedings keep you engaged, especially towards the culminate part. Watch ' The Japanese Wife' for a different experience of love and relationships. A must watch for art film lovers. ' The Japanese Wife' stands out because of its unique story.
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THE JAPANESE WIFE - is another venture by Aparna Sen about relationships. Her films have always been special and so the ' The Japanese Wife' is. It' s about two people who are bound to each other via letters, where distance doesn' t matter to them. Relationship between Snehamoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) starts as pen friends. They keep writing letters to each other, get attracted to one another and even marry over the letters without meeting in person. They keep sharing their lives, every smallest incident and secrets through phone calls and letters.

Sure a unique story written by Kunal Basu and translated into celluloid by Aparna Sen with the same beauty. One more reason why ' The Japanese Wife' has become a good piece of work is because of its right casting. Rahul Bose is eccentric and Raima Sen' s silence was too expressive.

One might have thought stories like this unravel in a slow pace, but everything is fine when the proceedings keep you engaged, especially towards the culminate part.

' The Japanese Wife' is a story of love birds Snehamoy (Rahul Bose), Miyage (Chigusa Takaku). Snehamoy and Miyage are pen friends, who didn' t meet even after fifteen years of their marriage through letters. Sometimes due to the illness of Miyage' s mother or at other times due to the bad health of Snehamoy' s mashi (Moushumi Chatterjee), they were unable to meet each other. But the distance doesn' t matter to them as they are real soul mates and still remain faithful to each other over several years in the physical absence of their better-half.

The third pillar of the story Sandhya (Raima Sen), a widow and god-daughter of Snehamoy' s mashi makes an entrance latter. One day she enters Snehmoy' s house along with her son Paltu. Snehmoy begins sharing the household routines with Sandhya and also finds the joy of fatherhood with Paltu.

Meanwhile the news of Miyage' s ill health frightens Snehamoy. Her health worsens with time and so Snehamoy decides to go to an oncologist in Kolkata to clearly identify the situation of his wife.

A heart-rending story, which is real as well as unreal, will surely fascinate you. It is real because one can expect/imagine people who look over physical relationships. Unreal because it' s hard to believe the physical absence can sustain love in today' s world of ‘love, sex and dhoka' . You may find many reasons to watch the film, but watch it because it holds the basic element - love - which binds all of us together.

Aparna Sen has skillfully handled the story. The writing is the mainstay of the film and sure it wouldn' t be that great without the impressive acting by its lead characters. The film also captivates you because of its simplicity and life-likeness.

On the flip side, it is in Bengali with English sub-titles, which might make it difficult for you to grasp the film in one watch.

Rahul Bose has performed his role elegantly. Chigusa Takaku, the Japanese actress also has enacted her part equally well. Raima Sen, who has not uttered many dialogues, had spoken through her big expressive eyes. Moushumi Chatterjee is talented and exceptional in the film.

Watch ' The Japanese Wife' for a different experience of love and relationships. A must watch for art film lovers. ' The Japanese Wife' stands out because of its unique story.

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The Japanese Wife Reviews by Twitter Users:

Madhuri Maitra reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 04:29:41Z

Still enjoying the after effects of Aparna Sen' s latest - The Japanese Wife - expertly made

rl b reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 04:04:06Z

The Japanese Wife is good. Lovely cinematography.

Sourav Ghosh reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 03:32:12Z

Read the T2 review of the movie " Japanese Wife" . Must watch !

swagatambaksi reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 03:16:51Z

' The Rahul Bose' made me speechless..amazing storytelling by Aparna Sen. Plz watch ' The Japanese Wife' .

Saheer Iqbal reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 02:22:19Z

Up In The Air is awesome and The Japanese Wife sucks to the core ! I pity U 4 the dirty game u played 2 promote TJW !!!

BollywoodMasala reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 02:06:57Z

Review: ' The Japanese Wife' is a poignant tale of love

Nimira Jivan reviewed on 2010-04-10 at 00:10:04Z

I love Aparna Sen movies..They carry alot of sensitivity. The Japanese Wife

Kiran Vaka キランワカ reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 23:40:47Z

' The Japanese Wife' : Tri-lingual movie (English, Japanese, Bengali) from Aparna Sen releases today

Shailendra Kumar reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 21:19:05Z

Masand' s: The Japanese Wife is a film that stays with you

Luv Nation reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 19:47:17Z

FIRST CUT: The Japanese Wife: Aparna Sen' s new film The Japanese Wife draws attention to this amorphous quality of...

Adam Murphy reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 19:07:48Z

Two must watch movies - The Hurt Locker & The Japanese Wife. When' s it hitting the multiplex near me, is a question beyond answer!!

aditi.k reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 18:00:56Z

Saw the attractive pack of book and CD of the Japanese wife..lovely

Pavitra Jayaraman reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 17:41:30Z

' The Japanese wife' is beautiful in thought and narration and oh! the photography is lovely ... sigh

Review Gang reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 17:21:35Z

The Japanese Wife is slow. Painfully Slow. But poignant. Unless you have oodles of patience, this movie is not for you

sohamroy reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 17:00:22Z

In the era of I-Phones and Play stations, " The Japanese Wife" is a welcome break to all those people

sohamroy reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 16:59:14Z

The Japanese lady, Miyagi(Chigusa Takaku) portraying the wife of Snehamoy, compliments Rahul and the rest of the other cast.

Cafe Bharat reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 16:59:01Z

Review: THE JAPANESE WIFE: Rating: 3/5

Srijit Mukherjee reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 16:48:37Z

Read the story about ' The Japanese Wife' ..Interesting..

AllBollywood reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 16:43:41Z

Critics Reviews For The Japanese Wife: Movie Grade: B Score: 60 %

amrita saha reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 16:32:46Z

n watched also " The Japanese Wife" ... neat movie... touched my heart:)

Movies & Showtimes reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 16:21:34Z

The Japanese Wife fails to fully engage our emotions.

Umang Shah reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 15:37:54Z

Saw ' The Japanese Wife' a second time yesterday. Loved it twice as much. I' d recco a revisit for really catching the laughs :D

Prasun reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 15:04:08Z

Watched The Japanese Wife. Bose is brilliant. Script n screenplay superb. Tad slow but must watch. Umm....

Biswatosh Sinha reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 15:03:53Z

The Japanese Wife is like putting together a collage. It' s a reflection of culture straight to our emotions, Must watch film

Shoe Girl reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 10:06:29Z

Not surprised at the review.. I found no charm in Basu' s book n story

rediff movies reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 09:33:10Z

Review: The Japanese Wife is beautiful but bland: The film seems too brief and simplistic for a full-length featur...

Shailendra Kumar reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 09:18:56Z

Review: The Japanese Wife is beautiful but bland

Hansal Mehta reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 08:49:25Z

Watch Japanese Wife. A wonderful film from one of the countries' finest directors.

India Masala reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 08:42:06Z

The Japanese Wife: Nice, but niché

Mrunmaiy Abroal reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 08:00:55Z

The Japanese Wife trailer. What a beautiful story by Arpana sen

kishorenaidu reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 07:59:40Z

The Japanese Wife: Review - An Aparna Sen film is always special. Like her previous endeavours, The Japanese Wife

Santosh P reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 07:53:37Z

The Japanese Wife trailer.. What a beautiful story by Arpana Sen

Lounge reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 07:50:33Z

For some film critics slow movies are boring movies. HT critic calls The Japanese Wife a bore. I found it slow, haunting and beautiful

Music Release reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 07:23:49Z

News: Movie Review: The Japanese Wife: Be wary of the friend who passes off as opinion on a film, comments such as...

Raja Sen reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 07:18:59Z

Writing the review for The Japanese Wife. Some lovely visuals in that one.

Manish Bagri reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 06:59:58Z

Chennai sucks big time..." The Japanese Wife" is not releasing in Chennai? Oh come on!

runa_b reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 06:59:26Z

Anyone want to go to see ' The Japanese Wife' ? Bengali with English subtitles..

Jaspreet Dua reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 06:35:47Z

why does Rahul Bose talk Japanese Begali style in the Japanese wife .. ?? why couldn' t her just talk in English.. :-s

PassionForCinema.com reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 06:01:46Z

The first review of The Japanese Wife by Khalid Mohamed is here *** 1/2 stars!

Fame reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 05:58:44Z

The Japanese Wife: Review by Times of India: Rating 4 stars: Watch out for a new look Rahul Bose, who pitches in a powerhouse performance.

Anirban Halder reviewed on 2010-04-09 at 05:39:15Z

Eager to catch the audience feedback to ' The Japanese Wife' . Media is talking great about it.

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