Finally some good news for all the Soccer fans out there. Bollywood is all set to produce a Biopic on Syed Abdul Rahim – the Manager and Coach of the National Team from 1952-1962.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 19, 2019
The title of the movie is Maidaan, with Ajay Devgan playing the role of Syed Abdul Rahim.
Although there is yet a lot to uncover, it is known that it will be directed by Badhaai Ho fame Amit Ravindernath Sharma, and will star National Award Winner Keerthy Suresh and Bengali Actor Rudranil Ghosh in other significant roles.
Elated and proud to announce a story never told as @ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms come together for a biopic on India’s legendary #Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish. pic.twitter.com/vzaLJya67x
— Zee Studios (@ZeeStudios_) July 13, 2018
The movie will majorly focus on the throwback to the time when the Indian Football Team won Asian Games twice, in 1951 and 1962.
FYI those two are India’s only Asian Games Titles in Football so far.
Bollywood being on the path of breaking the prejudice of making typical masala movies, we think this is a welcome change!
Hope this turns out to be as good as our anticipations!