February 26, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The Japanese Wife is a forthcoming movie by Bengali actress turned director Aparna Sen with actor Rahul Bose, Japanese actress Chigusa Takaku in lead roles and Raima Sen and Moushumi Chatterjee in pivotal roles. The film is about two persons who fall in love and marry through letters, and even after their marriage of 15 years they have never met. The film is, interestingly, written in a poetic manner.
Aparna Sen has teamed up with Rahul Bose once again after the success of the poignant ‘Mr. and Mrs. Iyer’.
Aparna Sen has made an unusual film with an unusual message: How far will you go for love?
Narrating the story of the film our source says, “Snehamoy, a schoolteacher in the Sunderbans, and Miyage, a young girl in Japan, meet through letters, fall in love over letters, and even get married through letters! They have been married for 15 years but have never met.”
“In this very tender, lyrically expressed, stunningly photographed film, Snehamoy and Miyage go the distance for their love, from happy to funny to sad, sometimes even bizarre… Only a director with Aparna Sen’s skill could have woven a poem on love like this on the screen,” the source adds.
-Esha Razdan/ Sampurn Wire