By A Staff Reporter.Kathmandu, Dec. 4: Shooting of the film ‘Anjila’ concluded at the Tinkune area of Kathmandu on Saturday. It took 34 days for the film unit to complete the shooting of the movie directed by Milan Chams.
The film draws inspiration from the life of Anjila Tumbapo Subba, the goalkeeper of the women’s national football team.
The shooting began from Aitabare in Ilam, Anjila's hometown. Later it was shot in Jhapa and Kathmandu.
Anjila herself is in the lead role, sharing the screen with actors Dayahang Rai, Miruna Magar, Srijana Subba and others.
The movie captures Anjila's life journey, emphasising her struggles and triumphs in the realm of football, but director Chams clarifies that it is not a complete biopic of her, with around 75 per cent focusing on Anjila's biography.
After completing her part in the movie, Anjila left for India to participate in the Indian Women’s League on Sunday.
Anjila was also gifted a scooter by Binod Agrawal, the co-producer of the film.
Director Chams highlighted the film’s message, portraying Anjila's arduous journey from childhood to a successful athlete and her resilience.
Born in 1996 in Phaktep, Panchthar district, Anjila's began her football journey at the age of 13.
Since then, she has become a reliable goalkeeper for the national team, achieving milestones such as playing in the Olympic qualifying round’s second round and captaining Nepali team in various prestigious tournaments, including the Asian Games and SAFF.