Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: Nov, 15, 2023 | 01:34 PM
Director Atlee Kumar, a prominent figure in Indian cinema, recently opened up about the persistent accusations of plagiarism that have shadowed his directorial career. From his debut film “Raja Rani” in 2013 to his recent venture “Jawan” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Atlee’s works have often been linked to similarities with other movies, inviting criticism and scrutiny.
In an interview with Indian anchor Gobinath on YouTube, Atlee addressed these accusations, acknowledging the comparisons made between his films and established classics like “Mouna Ragam” directed by Mani Ratnam. Atlee stated that while crafting “Raja Rani,” he aimed to delve into themes surrounding the breakdown of relationships, inadvertently echoing elements from an already iconic film.
He defended his creative process, emphasizing the depth of effort invested in script development and dismissed the instantaneous comparisons, asserting that every story in cinema has been explored in some form or another.
Expressing frustration, Atlee noted the consistent mob-like criticism directed towards him, attributing it to a desire to impede his success. He highlighted the absence of criticism after the success of his previous film, pointing out the perception that “he should not win.” Atlee drew parallels with the experiences of renowned actors like Rajini, Vijay, and Ajith, suggesting a shared challenge in the industry.
Amidst the success of “Jawan,” Atlee is currently taking a brief hiatus from filmmaking, prioritizing time with his newborn and reportedly crafting a new script. While details remain unconfirmed, Atlee hinted at the possibility of collaborating with both Thalapathy Vijay and Shah Rukh Khan for an upcoming project, fueling speculation about his next directorial venture.
Atlee’s determination to persist despite criticism and his potential collaboration with two renowned actors have sparked curiosity and anticipation among fans and industry enthusiasts alike.
Stay tuned for further developments as Atlee navigates through the challenges and aspirations in his directorial journey!