Movie Maidan, inspired by true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, who is regarded as the architect of Modern Indian football, is set to start shooting from 14th February in Powai, Mumbai. The film, which is 65% complete will shoot non-stop till the end of April and finish the entire film. Syed Abdul Rahimwas was the coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963 and a former player.
The football coaching and choreography along with the physical conditioning camp has been on with the players for the last 2 months. Ajay Devgn will join the shoot from 14th February and after finishing his part he will rejoin the team on 10th March in Madh Island where they will begin the shoot of the football sequences.
The production has ensured all safety measures and precautions to ensure the team is in good health through the schedule.
The VFX of the film has been under process throughout the lockdown period in various countries globally.
Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhai Ho fame, the film also features National award-winning actress Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, who created magic with Badhai Ho, and the well-known Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh.
Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah respectively. The film is set to release on 15th October 2021.