Directed by Amitar Vindnath Sharma the new Hindi movie ‘Maidaan’ tells the true story of Syed Abdul Rahim and his deep involvement in the game of football Rahim’s dedication created immense pride across India. Actor Ajay Devgn plays the role of Rahim well in this film. Talented supporting cast including Priyamani, Gajaraj Rao and Rudra Neel Ghosh.


LanguageHindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Release Date11, April 2024
StarsAjay Devgn, Priyamani, Rudranil Ghosh, Abhinay Raj Singh, Gajraj Rao
GenresBiography, Drama, Sports
DirectorAmit Sharma
ProducerBoney Kapoor, Arunava Joy, Sengupta Akash Chawla
CinematographerTushar Kanti Ray
EditorDev Rao Jadhav
WriterAmit Sharma, Aman Rai, Atul Shahi
Production companiesZee Studios, Bayview Projects
Distributed byZee Studios


In the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, the Indian football team suffered a crushing defeat to Yugoslavia. With this huge loss, the negotiators started taunting the Indian players. Indian team coach Syed Abdul Rahim (played by Ajay Devgn) explained the reason for the loss to the Football Association of India. He said he needed a whole new group of players. Rahim then traveled all over India from his hometown Hyderabad to find new talented youngsters for the team. The rest of the film shows Rahim’s arduous journey and all the challenges he faces as he tries to rebuild the Indian football team with new talent.


Technical Aspects

The filmmakers put a lot of effort and attention to detail in the landscape. The screen displays are very well done and help the audience follow the timeline of the story.

Background music by A.R. Rahman, cinematography and visual effects all contribute to an immersive cinematic experience.

The production company spent a fortune on the film, and it can be seen in every frame of the high-end film. Director Amitarvindanath Sharma did a good job portraying the real life story of Syed Abdul Rahim and the challenges he faced. The film celebrates the sacrifices and hard work of once underrated Indian footballers.


Overall, Maidaan does a good job of chronicling important events in the life of legendary Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. It also celebrates the golden age of Indian football. Ajay Devgn gives a good, competent performance in the lead role. Football footage, background music, visual effects and camera work make for an exciting viewing experience.

However, some parts of the first half feel overly drawn out, and the overall running time could have been shorter. But an entertaining second half and plenty of enjoyable moments make it an enjoyable film to watch on the street despite these flaws. Recommended, especially if you enjoy this pivotal moment in Indian football history brought to life on screen with tension.



What is the release date of the Maidaan movie?

The movie was released on April 11, 2024

Who directed Maidaan movie?

The movie directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma

Who are the main actors in Maidaan?

‘Maidaan’ star cast includes Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, Rudranil Ghosh, Abhinay Raj Singh, and Gajraj Rao.

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