Maidaan Teaser Takes the Internet by Storm: Ajay Devgn’s Captivating Performance as Football Coach Leaves Fans in Awe
Hello everyone, the wait is finally over. Ajay Devgn has released a teaser for his upcoming film Maidaan, a sports drama based on a true story. The teaser, which spans a few minutes and is set between 1952 and 1962, or the “golden era of Indian football,” as the makers point out, keeps us hooked with some dynamic shots of sportsmen playing football in the rain. The star of the show, without a doubt, is Ajay Devgn, who appears in a grey coat, holding an umbrella and watching a match. In the film, the actor plays legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. We also see Priyamani from The Family Man and Gajraj Rao from Badhaai Ho. Here is the OTT Premiere of Maidaan.
The energy in the teaser is almost contagious, leaving us wanting more. The teaser concludes with Ajay Devgn himself saying, “Aaj Maidaan mein utarna gyarah lekin dikhna ek (today, when you step out on the pitch, you should be 11 in number but should look like one).
The teaser was shared by the Bholaa star, who captioned it, “Maidaan mein utrenge Gyarah par dikhenge Ek (11 will step out on the pitch but will look like one). A True Story. Teaser out now.”
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The filming of Maidaan was halted in 2020 when a nationwide lockdown was imposed to combat the COVID pandemic. As shooting schedules and film productions were halted last year, a massive set spanning 16 acres of land in the same area had to be dismantled. Cyclone Tauktae, which passed through Mumbai in 2021, reportedly damaged the Maidaan set, which was erected at a stadium on the city’s outskirts.
Notably, the Maidaan teaser was released on the same day that Ajay Devgn’s action-thriller film Bholaa was released in theatres.
This sports drama, directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and co-produced by Boney Kapoor and Zee Studios, will star Ajay Devgn as Syed Abdul Rahim, widely regarded as the founding father of Indian football. The film will be released in theatres worldwide on June 23.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn and Tabu’s Bholaa received mixed reviews upon its release. The film’s reviewer, NDTV’s Saibal Chatterjee, had this to say about it. “Bholaa, the official remake of the Tamil hit Kaithi (for which a sequel is in the works), sucks out whatever air there was in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s film and delivers a stale, slapdash rehash that rides solely on Devgn’s star power; he gives it his all, but it is hard enough to paper over the massive creases.”