S.S.Rajamouli is termed as one of those magic filmmakers of Tollywood and compared to Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron in many situations. Rajamouli has been consistently delivering hits right from his first film Student no.1 and has been evolving as a filmmaker with balance and maturity. He never fell short of experimentation which is carefully presented with a commercial touch. Films like Maryada Ramanna and Eega are classic examples of this sort. He has proved himself to be the ideal filmmaker for historic themes with Magadheera and the recent magum opus Baahubali.
However, there are people who even criticize Rajamouli for getting inspired and copying from Hollywood and Foreign films and he lack originality. When the same question was posed to him in a recent interview, he confessed that he does copy but doesn't mean that every frame done by him was copied. He boldly said that it is natural for a filmmaker to draw inspiration knowingly or unknowingly and use it for a totally different scenario from the original.
Quoting an example for this, he said that the scene where Kattappa (Satyaraj) allows to rest the leg of Shivudu (Prabhas) on his head was actually inspired from an old classic Ghenghis Khan. Rajamouli said that he doesn't remember the story or anything but this particular frame was etched in his mind. He also said that he has been thinking of an ideal scenario for his films to include such scene and finally it happened with Baahubali!
Kudos to Rajamouli for accepting his honest work and breaking the speculations behind his shortcomings!