Maidaan movie review By Yogesh Mishra

Movie: Maidaan

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Gajraj Rao, Priyamani, Devyansh Tripathi, Rudranil Ghosh and Baharul Islam

Director: Amit Sharma

Genre: Biographical Sports Drama

Rating: 4/5

By Yogesh Mishra

Ajay Devgn’s “Maidaan” is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It is rightly said that it is better late than never. After the change of many release dates, Maidaan finally arrives at the cinema hall this Eid to inspire the audience.

The story belongs to Indian football team coach Syed Abdul Rahim (Ajay Devgn), who had a vision to give recognition to newly freed India to the world through football matches. 1952 was the year when the Indian football association was dominated by the fistful but influential Bengalis. In the selection of coaches and even players, the politics were at their peak. Coach Rahim takes the freedom to select the players from across the country by his own choice without interference from the association, and to a greater extent, he succeeded in this and won many international football matches too. Due to the hardly any Bengali players in the team, the top influential association members and even a top sports editor of a newspaper, Roy Chaudhary (Gajraj Rao), thrown out Rahim as the Indian coach and appointed a coach of their choice. India’s downturn starts from here, and now it becomes necessary to bring Rahim back as an Indian football coach. Does it become really possible to bring Rahim back into such a scenario of dirty politics? Does India get its glory back? The climax is the real crux of the story. To know what happens at the end, one must watch the film.

Ajay Devgn’s performance is highly appreciable. He has done a wonderful job and fully justified the role of Coach Rahim. He has less dialogue but a heavy impact. His eyes speak a lot more than words, and that is what adds more power to this inspiring story. Apart from Ajay Devgn, actor Gajraj Rao is another attraction in the film. His get-up and screen appearance are unique, and to a greater extent, he has impressed the audience with his mind-blowing performance. Apart from them, other artists like Priyamani, Devyansh Tripathi, Rudranil Ghosh, Baharul Islam, etc. also did justice to their parts.

Story, screenplay, and dialogues are another USP of the film. The screenplay and dialogues are written beautifully and are quite impactful. Despite having more than the average length of the movie, it becomes successful in holding the attention of the audience till the end.

AR Rahman’s music is another beauty of the film. Songs and background music are really inspiring and quite impactful.

Overall, this is one of the most inspiring stories that touches the hearts of every Indian, supported by the outstanding performances of Ajay Devgn and Gajraj Rao. So, why wait? Go and watch it in your nearest cinema hall.