Ajay Devgan is an actor in Bollywood who acts with his eyes and in a few years, he has done a lot of work in his body. After Bholaa, his second film Maidan is ready to hit the theaters in June 2023 and here we are sharing with you its theatrical release date, OTT platform, star cast, director, producer, and more information.
Maidaan Filmmakers and production
Maidan is a biographical football sports drama film and the shooting of this film started on 19 August 2019 but the work was stopped in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
Then the shooting of the film started again in 2022, whose story was written by Ritesh Shah, and the screenplay was done by Saiwyn Quadras. Then in 2022, the shooting of the film started again, whose story was written by Akash Chawla, and the screenplay was written by Saiwyn Quadras while the dialogue was written by Ritesh Shah.
Amit Sharma, who has directed the films Tevar (2015), and Badhaai Ho (2018), is the director of Maidaan and Dev Rao Jadhav has handled the editing work and Tushar Kanti Ray has done the cinematography.
Oscar Award Winner Singer A. R. Rahman is giving its music and Zee Studios is distributing the film worldwide. The film is being produced by Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta, and Akash Chawla under Zee Studios and Bayview Projects.
The work on the film is now complete and is ready to hit the theaters in May 2023.
Maidaan Star Cast
Ajay Devgan is playing the character of Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim and South Indian actress Priyamani is playing the role of Syed Abdul’s wife. Last time Priyamani appeared in Salaam Venkay and Dr. 56.
Actors Nitanshi Goyal, Gajraj Rao, Abhinay Raj Singh, Bhavesh Lohar, Sunny Yadav, Allan Bazil Monteiro, Shashikant Gupta, Max Mattern, Ajaey Naga Raman, Paul Spurrier, Lakhvinder Singh are playing important roles.
Alfredo Towers, Richard Bhakti Klein, Rudranil Ghosh, Diego Torres Kuri, Narbaraj, Baharul Islam, Sharik Khan, Rahul Tiwari, Neil Sharma, Anik Mah, Carlo Natale, Bhavya Raj, etc will also be seen playing roles in the film.
Maidaan Release Date Theater
Based on the life of Syed Abdul Rahim, the film depicts the best time of the Indian football team(1952–1962). At that time the Indian team was at its peak after defeating many foreign football teams. Releasing in theaters on 23 June 2023 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam languages, Maidaan will witness many unheard stories of Syed’s life.
Maidaan OTT Release Date
Maidaan is being backed by Zee Studios and the film will be available to watch on the online streaming app Zee5 in August 2023. The makers haven’t announced the OTT release date yet and it will be revealed after 2 weeks of hitting the theatres. according to the report, the makers have decided to release this film on 23 June 2023 in theaters.
Maidaan Film Poster, Teaser & Trailer
The first teaser of Maidan is out on March 30, which opens with the Indian team playing football without shoes at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Some glimpses of Ajay Devgan’s character’s past as a coach in the film have also been seen in the teaser.
On 30 January 2020, Ajay Devgan shared 2 posters of the film and wrote in the first post– “Badlav lane ke liye ek akela bhi kafi hota hai” In this image, Ajay is seen giving football coaching.
While in the other he wrote– “Yeh kahaani hai Indian football ke Golden phase ki aur uske sabse badey aur successful coach ki”. In this image, Ajay is seen kicking the football.
“Badlav lane ke liye ek akela bhi kafi hota hai”#Maidaan@Priyamani6 @raogajraj @boneykapoor @iAmitRSharma @freshlimefilms @saiwynQ @actorrudranil @writish @saregamaglobal @zeestudios_ @zeestudiosint @BayViewProjOffl @MaidaanOfficial pic.twitter.com/YQTMPCaVXR
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) January 30, 2020
Yeh kahaani hai Indian football ke Golden phase ki aur uske sabse badey aur successful coach ki.#Maidaan@Priyamani6 @raogajraj @BoneyKapoor @iAmitRSharma @freshlimefilms @SaiwynQ @ActorRudranil @writish @saregamaglobal @ZeeStudios_ @ZeeStudiosInt @BayViewProjOffl pic.twitter.com/djVktm8bft
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) January 30, 2020
Who is Syed Abdul Rahim?
Born in 1909 in Hyderabad, Syed Abdul Rahim was the first football coach of Team India and the manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963. In 1956, as a football coach, he contributed significantly to the Indian football team reaching the semi-finals of the Melbourne Olympic Football Tournament.