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Prime Video Announces Global Streaming Premiere of Biographical Sports Drama Maidaan, Starring Ajay Devgn; Streaming on the Service now

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MUMBAI, India—June 5, 2024 Prime Video, India’s most-loved entertainment destination, today announced the global streaming premiere of the critically acclaimed biographical sports drama Maidaan. Starring the ever-so-versatile Ajay Devgnalongside the talented Priyamani and Gajraj Rao. Maidaan is based on the true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, the architect of modern Indian football, and the Indian team that captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike during its theatrical run. Directed by National Award-winning director Amit Sharma, Maidaan is produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta and Akash Chawla, and features masterful compositions by the legendary A.R. Rahman. Maidaan is available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in India and across 240 countries and territories worldwide starting today, June 5. The film marks the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in India enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership for just ₹1499/year.

Maidaan chronicles the inspiring journey of Syed Abdul Rahim, the legendary football coach who steered the Indian National Football team to glory in the 1950s and 1960s. Set against the backdrop of a newly independent India, the film vividly portrays Rahim’s challenges and triumphs as he builds and leads his team to international prominence, instilling hope and pride in a nation finding its footing. This biographical sports drama is an extraordinary tale of determination, resilience, and the unifying power of sports, making it a must-watch for audiences.

Maidaan has been appreciated for its powerful storytelling and its depiction of the golden era of Indian football, striking a chord with audiences. The film’s compelling storyline, anchored by exceptional performances from Ajay Devgn and the talented ensemble, alongside its meticulous attention to historical moments have all contributed to its critical success,” said Manish Menghani, director – content licensing, Prime Video India. “Maidaan exemplifies our ongoing commitment to delivering compelling and inspiring Indian stories, and we are very excited to share this critically acclaimed film with a global audience.”

“Portraying the legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim has been a deeply rewarding experience for me. Rahim Saab’s remarkable journey of determination and resilience is truly inspiring, and I believe audiences worldwide, through Prime Video, will be captivated by his story,” said Ajay Devgn.

Maidaan is a tribute to the unsung heroes of Indian football, showcasing their indomitable spirit. Bringing the story of SA Rahim and Team India to life has been immensely fulfilling, and I am thrilled that it will now reach audiences worldwide on Prime Video. The global streaming premiere of Maidaan on Prime Video allows us to share this inspiring tale with a diverse and expansive audience”, said Amit Sharma, director of Maidaan.

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Prime Video is just one of the many benefits of a Prime membership, available for just ₹1499/ year.  Amazon Prime is designed to make your life better every single day as it provides the best of shopping, savings, and entertainment in one single membership. In India, members get Free Same-day/1-day  delivery on eligible items, access to exclusive deals, early access to shopping events, exclusive access to our global shopping event Prime Day; and unlimited access to award-winning movies & TV shows with Prime Video, unlimited access to more than 100 million songs, ad-free and millions of podcast episodes with Amazon Music, a free rotating selection of more than 3,000 books, magazines and comics with Prime Reading, access to monthly free-in game and benefits with Prime Gaming. Prime members can also earn unlimited 5% cashback on all purchases on Amazon.in using the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card i.e., Co-Branded Credit Card (CBCC) as compared to 3% for customers without Prime membership. Go to www.amazon.in/prime  to learn more about Prime.

·       Included with Prime Video: Thousands of acclaimed TV shows and movies across languages and geographies, including Indian films such as Shershaah, Soorarai Pottru, Sardar Udham, Bawaal, Gehraiyaan, Jai Bhim, Jalsa, Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, Narappa, Sarpatta Parambarai, Kuruthi, Joji, Malik, Pippa and #HOME, along with Indian-produced Original series like Indian Police Force, Farzi, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Dhootha, Jubilee, Dahaad, Made in Heaven, Panchayat, Jee Karda, Adhura, Four More Shots Please!, Mumbai Diaries, Suzhal – The Vortex, Sweet Kaaram Coffee, Dil Dosti Dilemma, Inspector Rishi, Poacher, Modern Love, Paatal Lok, Bandish Bandits, Cinema Marte Dum Tak, AP Dhillon: First of a Kind, Rainbow Rishta, Wedding.con, Mission Start Ab and Original movies like Maja Ma, Ammu, Mast Mein Rehne Ka, among others. Also included are popular global Originals like Citadel, The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, Fallout, Reacher, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Wheel of Time and many more, available for unlimited streaming as part of a Prime membership. Prime Video includes content across Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.

·       Instant Access: Prime Members can watch anywhere, anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and multiple gaming devices. Prime Video is also available to consumers through Airtel and Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid subscription plans. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.

·       Enhanced experiences: Make the most of every viewing with 4K Ultra HD- and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb. Save it for later with select mobile downloads for offline viewing.

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·      Rent: Consumers can enjoy even more movies from new releases to classic favourites, available to rent – no Prime membership required. View titles available by visiting primevideo.com/store. The rental destination can be accessed via the STORE tab onprimevideo.com and the Prime Video app on Android smart phones, smart-TVs, connected STBs, and Fire TV stick.

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