It is the story of two penfriends -Snehamoy (Rahul Bose), a Maths teacher in Bengal, and Miyage, a lady in Japan. They fall in love through their letters and gifts, and gradually, exchange marital vows and wedding rings too, all through letters.
The story does get unbelievable at times – with Snehamoy consulting doctors in Bengal when Miyage falls sick, and sending her medicines from India. However, I cannot deny the fact that the movie is very, very cute.
The acting is perfect, and leaves you wanting for more. The cinematography is brilliant. The romance is oh-so-touching, and I had a constant smile throughout the first half of the movie.
It’s a rather slow-paced film, but none the less entertaining. I couldn’t help myself getting caught up in the lives of Miyage and Snehamoy, even though I knew the story was highly improbable. I couldn’t help feeling happy and sad with them.
Have you seen this movie? What did you feel about it? If not, do grab it immediately!
I also read Kunal Basu’s short story on which the film is based – from the book The Japanese Wife And Other Stories. The story touched me just as much as the film did.
The short story The Japanese Wife was my Shot # 86 for the 100 Shots of Short Challenge. It is not available online.