Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The script of The Japanese Wife made me cry

Rahul Bose who’s known for his superior acting talent in art cinema is back in the scene for his forthcoming release The Japanese Wife, a film by Aparna Sen. Produced by Saregama India Ltd., The Japanese Wife is inspired from the Kunal Basu’s short story and stars actors including Rahul Bose, Raima Sen, Chigusa Takaku and veteran Moushumi Chatterjee. An International rugby player, writer, social activist and director, Rahul Bose shot to fame for his work in parallel films like English, August, Mr. & Mrs. Iyer, 15 Park Avenue etc. Recently in a Press Conference held in Cinemax, we caught hold of Rahul Bose and asked him few questions on his new film. Excerpts – 

Your best performances have come in all the 3 films by Aparna Sen. And now we’re told that your role is par excellence in The Japanese Wife. Please tell us about your role in the film. 
The Japanese Wife is a lyrical love triangle between a Bengali mathematics teacher “Snehamoy” Chakrabarti played by me, who tutors students at a school in the Sundarbans and the two women in his life - his Japanese wife of 15 years, “Miyage” played by Chigusa Takaku, whom Snehamoy has never met and “Sondhya” played by Raima Sen, a widow who was chosen as his child bride but married elsewhere. Snehamoy and his Japanese wife live out their marriage in letters, thoughts, gifts and occasional telephonic conversations in broken English and then there is Snehamoy’s “mashi’ played by Moushumi Chatterjee hovering around him all the time. So this film is a complete love story from the start till the end.

Full report here Indiatimes

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