Inspired from an incredible true story, Maidaan starring Ajay Devgnm is a celebration of the one of the biggest sports Football! It tells the tale of one of the finest coaches that emerged from India, the one who put India on the world map. More importantly it’s a story of change and self belief.
Maidaan brings the spirit of life and sport both together. For success in life, like sport, it requires self-belief, hard work, sacrifice, and limitless dedication.
Maidaan is the story of Syed Abdul Rahim who was the coach of the Indian football team and led them to their victory in the Asian games in 1951 and 1962. He led the Indian team to the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Football tournament making them the first-ever Asian team to reach that far in the game. Ajay Devgn will be seen stepping into the role of Syed Abdul Rahim.
In an interview producer Boney Kapoor had earlier said, “I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He’s an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted. His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh. It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home.”
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Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhai Ho fame, Maidaan has been shot extensively in Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai for over 50 days already and the filming will be completed by April. It also stars National award winning actress Priyamani from South, Gajraj Rao who created magic with Badhai Ho and the well known Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh.
Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah respectively. The film is set to release on 27th November 2020.