Ajay Devgn's Maidaan wraps up their first Mumbai Schedule
After tickling our funny bone in De De Pyaar De, Ajay Devgn is all set to woo his fans with sports drama Maidaan.
The film is based on golden years of Indian football, and the makers have already wrapped its 1st schedule in Mumbai on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The 2nd schedule will also be in Mumbai and is expected to begin later this month. Maidaan also stars this year's National award winner Keerthi Suresh and Gajraj Rao. The film is expected to release in 2020.
Directed by Amit Sharma, Maidaan is based on legendary former player Syed Abdul Rahim, who was also an Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963.
He is regarded as the architect of modern Indian football. Ajay Devgn has so far given some versatile performances through his films. On choosing him in the lead, director Amit Sharma said in an interview with mid-day: "We are telling a story of an honest man who was an underdog and took football to the next level. That is the kind of journey that Ajay sir has gone through. Also, he is one actor who can show a variety of emotions purely with his eyes. This role demanded that."
From 1900 to 1960, in the span of six decades, Maidaan will trace how the game flourished under the expert guidance of Rahim.
Amita Sharma also added that he has done extensive research on the subject. "We met some players, including Tulsidas Balaram and Fortunato Franco from the team who coached under him. We gathered enough material from them." The film is presented by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor. Directed by Amit RavinderNath Sharma of the National award-winning Badhai Ho fame, Maidaan is produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, screenplay, and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively.