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Five Reasons Why Hyderabadis Must Watch Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan

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Maidaan is a sports bio-pic with Ajay Devgn and Priyamani in the lead directed Amit Ravindernath Sharma released on Eid day. And, it struck gold with the audience from the word go. Whoever has watched it has only good things to talk about the film. Here is why the film is such a hot and why you must watch Maidaan made based on a true story.

1.The major inputs needed for making a biopic click with the audience is a strong script, a skilled director and technical crew and actors who handle their characters sensibly bringing forth the spirit of the individual whose story is being told. And, Maidaan ticks the right boxes with Ajay Devgn leading the team of good performances.

2. Maidaan brings back the golden era of Indian foot ball of the 60s and stays true to the story of the Indian football coach from Hyderabad – Syed Abdul Rahim on whose story the film is based minus the typical stereotyping. And, that also explains why Hyderabad’s old city continues to idolize football and there are foot ball grounds where you see youngsters sweating it out.

Maidaan3. For the sports buffs who love football in this cricket crazy country – there are a bunch football matches that are shot well and they are indeed enjoyable in the film. In addition to the thrills that are needed to keep the audience engaged till the end, – not to mention a revisiting of the coach’s 4-2-4 formation for the benefit of sports lovers and film audience as well.

4. Maidaan is an amazing way to introduce Indians, especially Hyderabadis to Syed Abdul Rahim, who is known as the architect of modern Indian football. He was the manager of Indian football team between 1950 until his death in 1963 when India was called the Brazil of Asia.

Rahim Saab

5. Maidaan is a good way to revisit the wonderful game that India played during 1950s – 60s, and a great introduction to the legends of the era like Jarnail Singh, goal keeper Peter Thangaraj, half back Fortunato Franco and defender Arun Ghosh and how our own Hyderabadi, who was lovingly called Rahim Saab inspired and pushed these players to go for their best

Why Should You Watch Maidaan?

Maidaan is without doubt one of the best sports dramas from India in recent times with some of the finest technical team – AR Rehman for music, Shahnawaz Mosani’s editing and Russian cinematographer Andrey Valantsov’s camera – working wonders for it. And, it is a reminder that with some amazing football players from across India – the country still has potential – and who knows we will be back on our winning streak under the guidance of yet another Rahim Saab.


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