CAST & CREW
A story which grows on you, the simplicity with which Aparna Sen A vetern filmmaker and actress, Aparna Sen has bee >> Read More... yet again, tells the story of Snehmoy and Miyage, is commendable with acquired taste buds for your heart, which lingers in your mind for long.
Plot: Based on a short story by Kunal Basu, Snehmoy is a simple mathematics school teacher, living in a small forest in Sundarbans. All is well for him, till he finds a pen pal in Miyage, a Japanese grocery shop owner, living in Japan. What follows is a love relationship between Snehmoy and Miyage. They build a beautiful relationship, to an extent get married to each other, all through an exchange of letters. To everybody’s despair, the relationship remains a long distance one, where both are not able to meet because of personal and financial constraints. While Snehmoy could not gather enough money, from his meager income as a teacher, to fly to Japan, see how his bride looks like and give her shakha pola, bangles that signify a married woman in Bengali culture, Miyage, has an ailing father to look after to, and faces the same financial restraint. However, their constraints don't affect, neither their relationship, nor the depth of feelings for each other, even after a consistent reminder of the presence of a beautiful widow, in and around Snehmoy is felt, and seen throughout.
Analysis: In the age of instant messaging, where you see couples being impatient, Aparna Sen brings you tale of two lovers, who find solace in writing letters to each other, partially because of their inability to communicate with people around them. This isn’t a love story of everything good in the end and passion. This is a story of endless love, a tale which questions our definition of love, the minimalist rendering of chastity and surreal love. With her excellent rendering of the story, she does so, by portraying it with utmost empathy and affection. Its simplicity will grow on you; its sweetness will lead you through the movie, a rarity, especially in cacophonous times like the present.
Verdict: A fine blend of aesthetics, which seeps into the characters, and an excellent cinematography, will be enough to satiate your soul with some perfection.
LATEST MOVIE REVIEWS