Ajay Devgn's Maidaan is Based on Real Story

Ajay Devgn's upcoming film, Maidaan, is based on the real story of Syed Abdul Rahim, a key figure in the evolution of modern Indian football

Rahim, affectionately known as Rahim Saab, was a phenomenal sportsman and mentor who led the Indian national football team to unprecedented success

Under Rahim's guidance, India won gold medals in the Asian Games, reached the semi-finals of the Summer Olympics, and secured titles like the Colombo Cup

Rahim's coaching career started in 1943 and reached new heights when he became the coach for the Hyderabad City Police FC, winning multiple championships

He later became the manager of the Indian national football team and led them to victory in the 1951 Asian Games, a historic achievement for Indian football

Some renowned players who gained global recognition under Rahim's mentorship include Neville D'Souza, Samar Banerjee, P K. Banerjee, and J. Krishnaswamy.

Maidaan, directed by Amit Sharma and produced by Boney Kapoor, is set to release on Eid 2024 and promises to celebrate the triumphs and resilience of Indian football during that era

The film 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

Alongside Ajay Devgn, the film features Priyamani, Rudranil Ghosh, and Gajraj Rao in pivotal roles, making it a highly anticipated cinematic experience for sports enthusiasts and moviegoers

Maidaan aims to inspire and highlight the significant role that Indian football played in shaping the nation's sporting history