Ajay Devgn starrer, ‘Maidaan’ is an upcoming biopic, based on the life of a football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, set in the year 1952-62 of the golden era.
Badhaai Ho fame Amit Sharma directed Maidaan, it is produced by Zee Studios in association with Bayview Projects LLP, the shooting started on August 19, 2019.
The National Award winner Keerthi Suresh was the first choice to play lead female opposite Ajay Devgn but makers felt that she is looking young to play a motherly role in the film, another South Indian actress Priyamani grabbed the role.
The architect of Indian football, who paved the way for Indian football, Syed Abdul Rahim, is being portrayed by Ajay Devgn. It is based on the real-life experiences of Syed Rahim.
Maidaan Release Date & Teaser
The movie was scheduled to release on October 15, 2021, firstly. Later, the release date was changed to June 2022 and then Feb 17, 2023, due to various reasons. Now as per a report by Bollywood Hungama, the film has been postponed again. Maidaan will now release on 23 June 2023.
Maidaan official teaser will be attached with Ajay Devgn’s anticipated release Bholaa, the sports drama Maidaan is a long pending release from the superstar.
Maidaaan Star Cast & Crew
Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, Rudranil Ghosh, And Others
Release Date: 17 Feb 2023
Producer: Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, Arunava Joy Sengupta
Production Company: Zee Studios
Screenplay: Saiwyn Quadras
Dialogue: Saiwyn Quadras, Ritesh Shah
Writer: Akash Chawla, Arunava Joy Sengupta, Saiwyn Quadras
Background Music: Sidhant Mago, Mayank Mehra
Costume: Designer Kirti Kolwankar, Maria Tharakan
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Editor: Dev Rao Jadhav
Cinematographer: Tushar Kanti Ray
Who is Syed Abdul Rahim?
Syed Abdul Rahim was born in the year 1909 in Hyderabad, also known as Rahim Saab. From the year 1950 till his death in 1963, he was an Indian Football coach and manager of the Indian national team. He was a teacher by profession and his time as a football coach of India is considered to be the “golden age” as under his guidance, the Indian team was able to reach the semi-finals of the Melbourne Olympic Football tournament in 1956 and India became the first-ever Asian country to reach this milestone.
Rahim also coached the Hyderabad city police from 1943-63 and later in the year 1951, India won its Asian Games gold medal. It was only in 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta that he had his last and final success, where India won a gold medal beating South Korea.
Football in India
Football is in the top 3 list of most popular sports in India, after cricket and kabaddi. Indian Super League is India’s own domestic football league, with 11 teams. It started in the year 2014 and it was the second national football league after the third season, parallel with the I-League. This makes India with two recognized Football League.
India hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October 2017 and it was the first FIFA event in India. It was the most successful with a total headcount of 1,347,133.
The budget of the movie is expected to be around Rs 100 Cr, according to sources. Ajay Devgn promised that Maidaan is one of the best films of his career. After Drishyam 2 success, all eyes on Bholaa and after than Maidaan is next big for Ajay.
A. Maidaan is a biopic based on former Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.
A. After multiple delays, Maidaan is now scheduled to release on 23 June 2023, reportedly.
A. Maidaan is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma.
A. The sports film is produced by Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta, and Akash Chawla under the banner of Zee Studios and Bayview Projects.