Maidaan is inspired by the Indian national football team coach and manager Syed Abdul Rahim, who is regarded as the architect of Indian football.
Ajay Devgn’s biographical sports film Maidaan has faced a tumultuous shooting schedule with several roadblocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a cyclone that ravaged Mumbai. However, the team is set to witness better days as they move towards the film’s last leg of shooting, which will reportedly take place in October. Ahead of the 25-days schedule of the Amit Sharma directorial, a major task of rebuilding the destroyed sets will start by the third week of this month.
About Maidaan Movie (2021)
Maidaan is a sports biographical drama set in the golden era of Indian football (1952–62). It is based on the life of the popular football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who managed the Indian football team for 13 years and laid the foundation of modern Indian football. The role of this football doyen is being played by Ajay Devgn in the movie. The supporting cast includes Priyamani, Gajraj Rao and Rudranil Ghosh.
Maidaan Movie Info
- Release Date : 15 October 2021
- Language : Hindi
- Genre : Sports, Drama, History
- Cast : Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, Rudranil Ghosh
- Director : Amit Sharma Ravindernath
- Producer : Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta, Akash Chawla
- Music : Score: Sidhant Mago, Mayank; Songs: Amit Trivedi
- Production : Zee Studios
Maidaan to commence shoot
The Devgn-starrer is centred on the life of the late Syed Abdul Rahim who had coached and managed the Indian football team from 1950 until his death in 1963. Now, as per a Mid-Day report, the makers have a tedious task ahead of the final shooting leg – rebuilding the sets. Sources told the publication that the makeshift stadium in Madh Island, which was destroyed in May due to Cyclone Tauktae will have to be built from scratch before Ajay resumes shoot.
The source also revealed that the rebuilding process will commence from mid-September, while the shoot begins around October 25 and is set to go on till the first week of December. The movie’s climax, which recreates the iconic 1962 Asian Games final match in Jakarta, where India bagged a gold medal, will feature Ajay. Three more matches, including the semi-final of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics have also been apparently lined up by Amit.