Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan, which is based on the golden years of Indian football, is slated to hit theatres on November 27, 2019. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the news. ''Release date finalized... Ajay Devgn’s next film #Maidaan - based on the sport #football - to release on 27 Nov 2020... Costars Keerthy Suresh... Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma [#BadhaaiHo]... Filming will conclude by March 2020,'' he wrote.
The shooting of the VFX-heavy film is underway and the makers plan to wrap shoot by March.The film will also feature south star Keerthy Suresh opposite Devgn. Ajay will play Syed Abdul Rahim, the architect of modern football in India. Syed was the Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963. Saiwyn Quadros will write the screenplay, while Ritesh Shah will pen the dialogues.
Release date finalized... Ajay Devgn’s next film #Maidaan - based on the sport #football - to release on 27 Nov 2020... Costars Keerthy Suresh... Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma [#BadhaaiHo]... Filming will conclude by March 2020. pic.twitter.com/jE2N9uZtAc— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 10, 2019
The film is presented by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor. Kapoor will also serve as the producer along with Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta.Talking about the film, Boney had earlier told India Today in an interview, ''I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He’s an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted. His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh. It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home.''
Apart from Maidaan, Ajay will also feature in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The film will also star Saif Ali Khan, Kajol and Ajinkya Deo. The actor will play Subedar Taanaji Malusare who battled alongside Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj.He will also make a cameo appearance in Rohit Shetty's new cop film Sooryavanshi as Bajirao Singham, the police officer he played in previous Rohit Shetty films.