After 2 biopics, “Sanju” and “Soorma”, a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt and a film on hockey player Sandeep Singh, respectively, now the Bollywood is ready with another much-awaited biopic which will be based on the life of Syed Abdul Rahim, India’s legendary football coach.
AS of now, the film is on the pipeline. Ajay Devgn will play Syed Abdul Rahim in the sports biopic and the movie is all set to helm by Amit Sharma, one of the famous film directors.
Making it as an official announcement about the movie, Zee Studios took to its Twitter handle and declared the movie with a captioned, “Elated and proud to announce a story never told as @ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms come together for a biopic on India’s legendary #Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish.”
Elated and proud to announce a story never told as @ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms come together for a biopic on India’s legendary #Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish. pic.twitter.com/vzaLJya67x
— Zee Studios (@ZeeStudios_) July 13, 2018
From 1950-1963, Syed Abdul Rahim served the Indian football team as its coach and manager. It was under his guidance, direction, and leadership that the Indian football team also won Gold at the 1962 Asian Games and also helped the team to reach to the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
At the age of 54, He died of cancer.
Bankrolled of this untitled flick, Syed Abdul Rahim is done by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Joy Sengupta, the untold journey of Indian football are as of now untitled.
The makers have chosen the best time to declare the movie when the football fever has taken over the entire country in the wake of 2018, the FIFA World Cup.
In conversation about Devgn playing the lead role in this sports biopic, Boney Kapoor said, “An actor like Ajay is most apt for essaying this character. We hope that the film inspires millions of youngsters and soon India plays in the World Cup and becomes a potent force in World Football.”
Adding more about the film, he continued, “It’s amazing to see football, world’s biggest game, having such a fever in India, and yet our team is not being sent to important tournaments. When my partners Akash Chawla and Joy Sengupta brought me the true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, I was amazed that not many are even aware of this unsung hero and the achievements of that great team which had heroes like Chunni Goswami, P.K. Banerjee, Balaram, Franco, Arun Ghosh among others. With the momentum of Khelo India getting pace, it’s time to push India.”
It was only on Wednesday that Devgn already declared regarding his next big venture, Chanakya, in this movie he will be essaying the role of great political thinker Chanakya.
Apart from Chanakya, Ajay is having some other movies, in his kitty, like Total Dhamaal, Sons of Sardaar: The Battle of Saragarhi and Luv Ranjan’s untitled film with Ranbir Kapoor in his kitty.
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