Poster for the movie "Maidaan"



Inspired by the Indian national football team coach and manager Syed Abdul Rahim, who is regarded as the architect of Indian football, encapsulating the golden era from 1952 to 1962.

Collections: Sports Movie, Amit Sharma

Tagline: One Man. One Belief. One Spirit. One Nation.

Genres: Drama


Official Website:
Country:   India
Language:  Hindi
Release Date:  10 April 2024

Box Office

Budget:  $20,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Zee Studios, Bayview Projects, FreshLime Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  3 h 01 min
Viewers Rating: 4.5/5 - (8 votes)


Inspired by the real life of the coach and manager of the Indian national football team, Syed Abdul Rahim, who is also considered the architect of Indian football.

Maidaan OTT Release

“Maidaan” is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film, released in theaters on April 11, 2024, had its OTT premiere on June 6, 2024. To watch the movie for free, you need to have prime subscription.

Maidaan OTT Release Date: June 6, 2024
Maidan OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Maidaan Review

“Maidaan” stands out as a remarkable and truly inspiring sports biopic in Bollywood, reminiscent of classic masterpieces. Despite receiving many positive responses, it unfortunately underperformed at the box office, highlighting a recurring issue in the Indian audience’s support for content and quality-driven films over mass entertainment.

The film excels in several areas:

Writing and Dialogue: The writing is sharp, with memorable lines such as “Don’t criticize anyone until you understand them,” resonating deeply.

Music and Soundtrack: A.R. Rahman’s compositions are exceptional, with songs like “Team India,” “Ranga Ranga,” and “Mirza” standing out as both heart-pounding and beautiful.


  • Ajay Devgn: Delivers a phenomenal performance as Syed Abdul Rahim, arguably one of his best, potentially deserving of a National Award.
  • Priyamani: Excels in her role.
  • Gajraj Rao: Astonishes as Roy Choudhury, a critical journalist.
  • Supporting Cast: Includes outstanding performances by Rudranil Ghosh, Bahurul Islam, Devyansh Tripathi, Nitanshi Goel, Meenal Patel, Rishab Joshi, Aayesha Vindhara, Zaheer Mirza, Madhur Mittal, Chaitanya Sharma, Tejas Ravishankar, Davinder Gill, Amartaya Ray, Sushant Waydande, Abhilash Thapliyal, Manandeep Singh, Vishnu G Varrier, Raphael Jose, Jayanth V, Aaman Minshi, Sai Kishore, Vijay Maurya, and Shruty Menon.

Technical Excellence:

  • VFX and Visuals: The football match scenes are top-notch, giving the feel of watching a real match.
  • Direction: Amit Sharma’s direction is outstanding, engaging viewers from start to finish.
  • Cinematography: Brilliantly executed, adding to the film’s overall appeal.

Despite some opinions about the screenplay being slow, the film is engaging and technically brilliant, making it worth watching.

Overall Rating: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐