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Maidaan Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmit Sharma
Written byDialogues:
Amit Sharma
Aman Rai
Atul Shahi
Ritesh Shah
Siddhant Mago
Screenplay bySaiwyn Quadras
Story byAkash Chawla
Arunava Joy Sengupta
Saiwyn Quadras
Produced byZee Studios
Boney Kapoor
Arunava Joy Sengupta
Akash Chawla
CinematographyTushar Kanti Ray
Edited byDev Rao Jadhav
Music byA. R. Rahman
Distributed byZee Studios
Release date
  • 2023 (2023)

Maidaan (transl. Play Ground) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Amit Sharma and produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, Arunava Joy Sengupta and Zee Studios. Based on the golden era of Indian football (1952–1962), it stars Ajay Devgn as football coach Syed Abdul Rahim along with Priyamani, Rudranil Ghosh and Gajraj Rao.[1][2] The music is composed by A. R. Rahman. The film was scheduled for theatrical release on 23 June 2023 but again got postponed.[3]



Principal photography commenced on 19 August 2019 and experienced long delays due to COVID-19 pandemic, ultimately ending in May 2022.[4] The film was scheduled to release in theatre on 3 June 2022 but was delayed due to impending post-production works. Now it is scheduled to release in theatre on 23 June 2023.[5][6]


The film score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman and the lyrics written by Manoj Muntashir.


Maidaan's teaser was attached-released in March 23 with Devgan's another film Bholaa (2023).



After multiple delays, the film was scheduled for a theatrical release on 23 June 2023 but again got postponed.[7]

See also[edit]

  • Films made in India on sport subject
  • List of movies made in India on Football
  • India football team
  • Sports culture in India


  1. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (19 August 2019). "Ajay Devgn's next film, based on the sport #football, gets its title: #Maidaan... Costars Keerthy Suresh... Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma [#BadhaaiHo]... Produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta... Zee Studios presentation... Filming starts today" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "The Family Man's Priyamani replaces Keerthy Suresh in Ajay Devgn's Maidaan". India Today. 19 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Ajay Devgn's Maidaan release delayed again; will now release on December 29". Bollywood Hungama. 10 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  4. ^ Ghosh, Sankha. "Rudranil explains why films like 'Maidaan' can only be made for big screen - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ Dixit, Ayush Mohan (19 August 2019). "[First look] Ajay Devgn, Keerthy Suresh's Maidaan, based on football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, goes on floors". Times Now News 18. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  6. ^ Das Gupta, Surajeet; Sen, Soumik. "Composing a winning score". Rediff. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  7. ^ "BREAKING: Ajay Devgn-starrer Maidaan postponed yet again; won't release on June 23". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 5 June 2023.

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