Exploring the Storyline of Maidaan

    Amit Ravindernath Sharma is the writer and director of Maidaan, an upcoming Hindi-language biographical sports drama film produced by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor. It is based on the life of Syed Abdul Rahim, an innovative football coach in India from 1952 to 1962, and stars Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, and Gajraj Rao.


    Directed by Amit Sharma
    Written by Dialogues:
    Ritesh Shah
    Additional Dialogues:
    Siddhant Mago
    Screenplay by Saiwyn Quadras
    Additional Screenplay:
    Aman Rai
    Atul Shahi
    Amit Sharma
    Story by Saiwyn Quadras
    Akash Chawla
    Arunava Joy Sengupta
    Produced by Zee Studios
    Boney Kapoor
    Arunava Joy Sengupta
    Akash Chawla
    Starring Ajay Devgn
    Cinematography Tushar Kanti Ray
    Fyodor Lyass (sports)
    Edited by Dev Rao Jadhav
    Shahnawaz Mosani (sports)
    Music by A.R. Rahman
    Production companies Zee Studios
    Bayview Projects
    Fresh Lime Films
    Distributed by Zee Studios
    Release date 10 April 2024
    Country India
    Language Hindi



    Plot of the Movie


    The film takes place between 1952 and 1962. It tells the story of Syed Abdul Rahim, the renowned football coach. He transformed the game in India. The Indian football team played in a 4-2-4 system. They were dubbed the “Brazil of Asia.” This was due to his enormous contribution to the game.




    Rahim became a legendary character in Indian sports history thanks to his tenacity, vision, and leadership. It depicts Rahim’s struggles, sacrifices, and moments of victory as well as the Indian football team’s quest to transcend cultural barriers and make a name for themselves on the international front. This helped India win two gold medals at the Asian Games in 1951 and 1962, and the Indian football team became the first in Asia to ever make it to the semi-finals of the 1956 Summer Olympics.


    Cast of the Movie


    • Ajay Devgan as Syed Abdul Rahim alias Rahim Saab
    • Priyamani as Runa Rahim, Syed Abdul Rahim’s wife
    • Gajraj Rao as Parbhu Ghosh
    • Rudranil Ghosh


    Production of the Movie


    Principal photography began on August 19, 2019. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and Cyclone Nisarga significantly delayed the process. The delays finally ended in May 2022. The movie was initially scheduled to release on June 3, 2022. However, post-production work caused the delay. It was then rescheduled for June 23, 2023, but faced another postponement.


    Music of the Movie


    Manoj Muntashir wrote the lyrics for the movie, while A. R. Rahman composed the music. On March 18, 2024, the first single, “Mirza,” became available.


    Trailer of the Movie


    Release Date of the Movie




    After multiple delays, the film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 10 April 2024, coinciding with Eid, in standard formats and IMAX


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