Nepali Movie: Jhola (2014)

Starring: Deepak Chhetri, Deshbhakta Khanal, Garima Panta, Laxmi Giri, Pralhad Khatiwada
Directed by: Yadav Kumar Bhattrai
Produced by: Malati Shah, Raj Timalsina, Ramgopal Thapa, Sushil Shah
Written by: Krishna Dharabasi
Cinematography by: Deepak Bajracharya

Movie Synopsis: The movie presents the height of violence against women in ancient Nepal – Sati tradition. In ‘Jhola’ an young woman (Garima Pant) is married to a man 40 years senior to her. When her husband dies, Garima is burned alive with the dead body of her husband. She escaped the fire and hides in a cave. You can watch the movie to know what happens to Garima and how her underage son helps her. The story was written by Dharabasi based on a story he found written in leaf booklet in a bag (Jhola) left at his home by an elderly man who had come from Manipur, India. Hence the name ‘Jhola’. The event shown in the movie happened in a remote village of Bhojpur district. The shooting however was done in Dhading after reviewing various other locations in Sindhuli, Bhojpur, Ilam, Therathum, Panchthar, Sindhupalanchowk, Rolpa, Taplejung, Khaptad, Doti, Achham, Bajhang, and Bajura.

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