A well-known Nepali movie called ‘Jhola Have played a great role about sati culture that was endemic in Nepalese society. The movie is mainly directed by Yadav Kumar Bhattarai and features Garima Pant, Desh Bhakta Khanal, Deepak Chhetri, Laxmi Giri, Pralhad Khatiwada .
This movie presents a great rate of violence against Nepalese women in ancient Nepal ;in another word-Sati pratha. In this movie ‘Jhola’ a young woman (Garima Pant) is married to a man(Deepak chhetri) who is 40 years senior to her. When her husband dies, Garima is kept to be burned alive with the dead body of her husband.Unfortunately , She escaped from the fire and hides in a cave.Ghanashyam their only one child being lonely in the absence of his loving mother, visits the jungle and finds his mother hiding in the cave. To know details about his mother’s survival and how he helped his mother you can see in the movie.
‘Jhola’ is a historical movie that shows a practise happen during the ancient time of our forefathers. The movie provides clear image of violence against women in ancient time. Apart from the entertainment, the movie offers insights into history, culture and tradition. ‘Jhola’ has its share of shortcomings but it is a good historical movie.But If you like fight, singing and dance, and fun in movies then this might not be the one you would love to watch.