Aparna Sen's The Japanese Wife (2010) Bengali Movie - Rahul Bose-Raima Sen-Chigasu Takakup-Moushumi Chatterjee - Trailer


The Japanese Wife - Aparna Sen | Kolkata TubeAparna Sen's The Japanese Wife  is adapted from a book by Kunal Basu (buy the book online here). In the book, an Indian man writes to a Japanese woman. She writes back. The pen friends fall in love and exchange their vows over letters, then live as man and wife without ever setting eyes, on each other- their intimacy of words tested finally by life's miraculous upheavals.

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Anaya writes from New York: "After a long time I have read a book that was absorbing and sensual. Beautifully written prose and elegantly crafted stories. This is a book of short stories that revolve around the Bengali immigrant community, some about Bengalis in India. The writer evokes their world masterfully and bring to life the characters. It dosen't matter who you are, the writting and plot will pull you in. If you can relate to human emotions you can relate to this book. I highly recommend it."

Kunal Basu is from Calcutta and has travelled widely. He teaches at Oxford University and is married with one daughter. He is also the author of three other novels.

Watch the theatrical trailer of the Japanese Wife online:

Internationally acclaimed director Aparna Sen now weaves an epic tale of human emotion. A teacher in Sunderbans (deep tropical forests of Bengal), his wife in Japan - they have never met, only written to each other. An enchanting widow shares the teacher's home, but not his heart. A film so grand in scale and sweeping in emotions, a love story that spans a continent required a master's touch. The Japanese Wife - a love poem by Aparna Sen.


The Japanese Wife (2010) is the forthcoming Indian film directed by acclaimed director Aparna Sen. It stars Rahul Bose, Raima Sen and Moushumi Chatterjee, and Japanese actress Chigusa Takaku in the title role. It is in English, Bengali and Japanese. This film was scheduled for release in October, 2008.

The story revolves around a young village school teacher (Rahul Bose). marrying his Japanese pen friend (Chigusa Takaku) over letters and remaining true and loyal to her throughout his life, while actually never meeting her.

Snehomoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a young widow, Sandhya (Raima Sen), comes to stay with Snehmoy along with her eight-year-old son (Rudranil Ghosh). Snehomoy and the little boy bond and the arithmetic teacher discovers the joy of palpable bonds and fatherhood. There develops an inexplicable thread of understanding with Sandhya too.


Rahul Bose as Snehamoy Chatterjee
Raima Sen as Sandhya
Chigusa Takaku as Miyage
Moushumi Chatterjee as Maashi
Rudranil Ghosh as Fatik
a special appearance by Kunal Basu

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