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Keeping the flaws aside which are anyway not that disturbing for the flow, it is a classy presentation of a pride event that took place in the history of Indian Football. Follows the footsteps of a template sports drama, yet strikes the right chord.(more)

Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow


Sacrifices Depth At Altar Of Disproportionate Grandstanding

To heighten conflict, Maidaan falls back on an array of familiar tics. A woman delivers a pep-talk when a piece of shocking news threatens to break Rahim's spirit. The man takes a tough decision about his son when India's participation in the 1962 Asiad - which constitutes the film's climax - is und...(more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV Movies


Ajay Devgn Starrer Ignites The Sporting Fervour In You As You Cheer For The Indian Football Team On The Big Screen!

Overall, if you get past the slow-paced first half and some unnecessary scenes, Maidaan is an exciting sports drama. It ignites the sporting fervour within you as you cheer for Team India on the big screen. It�s important for the audience to know the story of Syed Abdul Rahim, because of whom India ...(more)

Source: Pooja Darade, Koimoi


Ajay Devgn film makes you want to clap, cheer and shed a proud tear

Maidaan is not without its flaws, but this underdog story makes you want to clap and cheer, and wipe away a proud tear.(more)

Source: Shubara Gupta, Indian Express


Snooze Soccer

Maidaan is its truest when the real faces behind that historical win surface in their old glory. Too bad it's the end of what could have been a beginning.(more)

Source: SUKANYA VERMA, Rediff.com


Ajay Devgn strikes gold, yet again

Maidaan is not only a treat for football enthusiasts but also quite a delight for movie lovers. It immortalises the unsung hero, after whom India never qualified for the Olympics. Rahim, in one scene, says 'Kismat haathon se nahi, pairon se likhi jaati hai (destiny is written by foot, not hands)'. W...(more)

Source: Sana, India Today


Ajay Devgn is the soul of this stunningly-shot sports drama with a heart

A special mention to the bunch of fresh faces portraying football players, who make the game look as real as it could possibly be. Chaitnya Sharma aka SlowCheeta as PK Banerjee, Tejas Ravishankar as Peter Thangaraj, Davinder Gill as Jarnail Singh, Amartya Ray as Chuni Goswami, Sushant Waydande as Tu...(more)

Source: Monika Rawal Kukreja, Hindustan Times

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Mirza” Manoj Muntashir Richa Sharma, Javed Ali
2 “Team India Hain Hum” Manoj Muntashir, Davinder Singh, Slow Cheeta A.R. Rahman, Nakul Abhyankar
3 “Ranga Ranga” Mc Heam, Saraswati Putra Vaishali Samant, MC Heam
4 “Dil Nahi Todenge” Manoj Muntashir Javed Ali
5 “Jaane Do” Manoj Muntashir A.R. Rahman