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Maidaan Real Story: Everything You Must Know About Ajay Devgn's film

Ajay Devgn is set to bring an inspirational tale with the film, Maidaan. The movie is based on the real story of Syed Abdul Rahim, behind the evolution of modern Indian football. Maidaan will be released on Eid 2024.

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Maidaan Real Story: Sports dramas have always captivated audiences with their compelling narratives, and Ajay Devgn is set to bring forth another inspirational tale through his upcoming film, Maidaan. The movie delves into the life of Syed Abdul Rahim, affectionately known as Rahim Saab, recognized as the mastermind behind the evolution of modern Indian football.

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All you Need to know about Maidaan Real Life story

Rahim's legacy as a phenomenal sportsman and an exceptional mentor marked the "golden age" of football in India during his coaching tenure. His innovative techniques and tactics propelled the national football team to unprecedented success, clinching gold medals in the Asian Games, reaching the semi-finals of the Summer Olympics (a historic feat for an Asian nation), and securing titles like the Colombo Cup.

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Journey of Rahim

The journey of Rahim's ascent to becoming India's legendary football coach commenced in 1943 when he assumed the role of secretary for the Hyderabad Football Association. Subsequently, he became the secretary of the Andhra Pradesh Football Association, where he contributed significantly to the game's infrastructure. His coaching career reached new heights when he took over as the coach for the Hyderabad City Police FC in 1950, a position he held until his passing in 1963.

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Under Rahim's guidance, the team achieved unprecedented success, winning five consecutive Rovers Cups and reaching the finals of five Durand Cups, securing victory in three of them. Rahim's coaching prowess extended to the Santosh Trophy, the senior national championships, where his team secured consecutive championships, triumphing over Bombay in the finals.

The pinnacle of Rahim's illustrious career came when he assumed the role of manager for the Indian national football team in 1950. Tasked with training the team that toured Ceylon in 1949,  Rahimushered in the "golden era" of Indian football. The team's crowning achievement was the gold medal at the inaugural 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi.

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Rahim's success story

During Rahim's tenure, the Indian football team achieved remarkable success, reaching the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics – an unparalleled feat for Indian football. Renowned players like Neville D’Souza, Samar Banerjee, P. K. Banerjee, and J. Krishnaswamy gained global recognition under Rahim's mentorship. His final triumph came at the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta, where India secured gold by defeating South Korea in the finals.

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About ay Devgn's Maidaan

Ajay Devgn, who portrays Rahim in Maidaan, shared the film's release date, inviting audiences to mark their calendars for an Eid release in April 2024. The teaser, released the previous year, offers a glimpse into the captivating era of Indian football from 1952 to 1962, showcasing the team's determination to qualify for the Olympics despite challenges like the lack of proper footwear.

Directed by Amit Sharma and produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, Arunava Joy Sengupta, and Zee Studios, Maidaan promises to be an inspiring tale that celebrates the triumphs and resilience of Indian football during an era that shaped the nation's sporting history. Alongside Ajay Devgn, the film features Priyamani, Rudranil Ghosh, and Gajraj Rao in pivotal roles, making it a much-anticipated cinematic experience for sports enthusiasts and moviegoers alike.

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