5 fab moments from Prime Video’s Maradona: Blessed Dream will take you closer to the legend
Prime Video adds a treat to their prodigious biopic library by bringing in a delight for all football lovers with their latest Amazon Original Series Maradona: Blessed Dream which released on the streaming service on October 29, 2021. The biopic series, spanning 10 episodes, follows the triumphs and challenges of the legendary football player Diego Armando Maradona, from his humble beginnings in Argentina, to his game-changing career through Barcelona and Napoli, and his role in taking his national team to win the World Cup in Mexico in ’86. Bringing in some stirring as well as heartfelt moments from the biopic which is a poignant accolade to the late famous footballer, here are five of the very best.
We all have a fair share of idea about the legendary footballer Maradona's life. However, what we don’t know is how it all started and how a little kid and the first son of the humble chemical factory worker, who dribbled the balls in a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, went on to become an idol for millions of football fans. A name which even after decades, still goes on to inspire every football lover, the latest biopic gives us a sneak peek into the making of Maradona, a boy who had the world at his feet.
In his prime days, Maradona stole millions of hearts. Young women secretly admired and gushed for this young, attractive and famous football star. However, in the biopic we see the woman who stole this young man’s heart. We unravel the story of Maradona and Claudia Villafañe, his long time fiancée who he married and had two daughters with. We get a glimpse of how this woman was the one who witnessed and supported the legend in his ups and downs and much more about their relationship.
The son of a humble chemical factory worker, hailing from a simple family goes on to become an internationally recognized star. Coming from nothing to becoming an icon also comes with a cost. What followed him along with fame, success and money were scandals, drug abuse and so many other downfalls. The biopic essays how Maradona became a global name but at the same time he had to pay a price for all his decisions. It dwells deep into the dark shadows of the football legends life that we don’t know much about.
Born to a Roman Catholic family, Maradona addressed the iconic goal as "The hand of God". A phrase used by the footballer Diego Maradona to describe a goal that he scored during the Argentina v England quarter finals match of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. This goal still remains the most talked about in the world of sports, something people cannot forget and that cannot be recreated. We find more about this iconic goal and Maradona’s reaction, the alleged controversies surrounding the moment and much more in the biopic.
Regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of sports, popularly known by his nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy") and the man who led to so many victories for Argentina. But who was the real Diego? What was he like, apart from being this global icon and star. How was he with his friends, his family, his loved ones? The unknown/ lesser known side of the man, who lived a very successful life. His hardships, lessons and so much more that are not there on the internet but things that shaped him to be the man he was, what was DIego Maradona beyond the world of football. Let’s find this and more in Maradona: Blessed Dream.