March 29 (Calcutta Tube): Actor turned Filmmaker Aparna Sen is completely tired of multiple short trips for the promoting of her upcoming film THE JAPANESE WIFE. She remarked that ” It’s easier to make a good film than to do good marketing for it!” on her own facebook page. Aparna Sen is a very active user of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The full JAPANESE WIFE team is doing really good facebook promotion for the movie. Recent online promotions of multiple Bengali films suggest that the importance of electronic media is finally realized by the Tollywood Film Industry. Aparna Sen is now in Mumbai for the promotional work of THE JAPANESE WIFE.
Facebook fans has been asking her tons of question about the film THE JAPANESE WIFE. She has replied some on the facebook. Here are some of her inputs about the movie.
Databazaar Media Ventures, the media arm of USA’s leading online printer supplies retailer Databazaar.com, acquired the distribution rights of The Japanese Wife and will be releasing the film all over USA and Canada. Now even the Japanese will be able to watch THE JAPANESE WIFE online from netflix or Amazon’s VIDEO ON DEMAND.
Watch the Trailer of THE JAPANESE WIFE Online
Answers from Aparna Sen – From Facebook page. Join Facebook Fan page for THE JAPANESE WIFE.
1. Was it difficult to adapt a cross-cultural love story into a film?
Not really; the only challenge was to try to to create a cinematic product that was not overly dependent on dialogue. In any case, as Indians who live in a multicultural and ethnically diverse society. I feel the ability to reach out across cultures is to some extent ingrained in us.
2. How can a village school teacher be pen friends with a japanese from Japan??
Snehamoy and Miyage started writing to each other while Snehamoy was still a college student and had access to many magazines (through the college library) which used at that time to carry names and addresses of young people from different countries who wished to form pen-friendships. This was especially true of slightly remote, semi-urban areas where there were not that many channels of entertainment available to young people.
3. Your films deserve much more in terms of everything-Recognition, Audience, Awards, than what they’ve got so far. n spite of the various constraints that cause this, What keeps you going?
It must be my passion for cinema combined with a burning desire to share my thoughts and my vision with other people. I have never disrespected or underestimated the audience; never turned it into a bogeyman; never talked down to it or been patronizing. And the audience, in return, has responded with warmth towards my films. As a result, I have built up over the years a small but steadfastly loyal group of people who look forward to my films. I think this is because this audience trusts me, and knows that I will not compromise my vision for the sake of box office returns. I am immensely grateful to the people who constitute this audience. It is thanks to them that I have kept going.