Biopic on legendary coach Rahim soon

Legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim will gain recognition from a bio-pic on him to be produced by Boney Kapoor of Zee Studios. The film which will star Ajay Devgn in the lead role, is set for release in the latter half of 2019.

“Football is a popular game globally and has a great following in India too. With this movie, we aim to recreate the glorious days of Indian football when it won the Asian Games gold in 1962 under the guidance of Rahim Saab. It is our endeavour to decorate his coaching excellence in the form of a movie so that he can be recognised across the country,” Kapoor told
The Hindu
.

According to Syed Shahid Hakim, son of Rahim, his father was, “suffering from early stages of cancer when he left for Jakarta for the Asian Games. I am glad a movie is being made on his life and contribution to the game. He remained unsung even though his students treated him as a father figure. Every footballer in the country was his son,” Haim said from Hyderabad.

On the forthcoming movie, Hakim added, “I want the real Rahim Saab to shine on the screen. He was a selfless worker, wanting the team and not any individual to do well. He was a great teacher and a great psychologist. He could read the mind of his players and get them to perform best. I hope the movie does justice to his personality.”

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