Jhola (Nepali: झोला) is a 2014 Nepali film based on a story by writer Krishna Dharabasi. It is about Sati culture that was prevalent in the Nepalese society until the 1920s in which wife had to immolate herself upon her husband’s death, typically on his funeral pyre. For her role, actress Garima Panta won Best Actress award at SAARC Film Festival held in Sri Lanka, 2014. The film was selected as the Nepali entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.
Directed by Yadav Kumar Bhattarai
Produced by Malati Shah, Ram Gopal Thapa, Raj Timalsina & Shusil Shah
Written by Krishna Dharabasi
Based on Jhola
Starring Garima Panta, Desh Bhakta Khanal, Sujal Nepal, Laxmi Giri & Dipak Chhetri
Cinematography Deepak Bajracharya
7 December 2013