Filmmaker Atlee happens to be the former associate of Director Shankar. This indeed got him a good platform with the first film itself. He made his directorial debut through the movie ‘Raja Rani’ that starred Arya, Jai, Nayanthara and Nazriya Nazim in lead roles with GV Prakash composing music. His second movie was ‘Theri’ with Vijay in lead role starring Amy Jackson and Samantha in female lead characters. The third movie was ‘Mersal’ that had Vijay in triple roles with Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen in female lead roles.
Although, all these three movies gained good results to a certain extent, Atlee has been significantly being trolled for copycatting the yesteryear hit movies. It is worth mentioning that Raja Rani is nothing but a polished version of Mani Rathnam’s Mouna Ragam, Theri was nothing less than compared with Vijayakanth’s Sathriyan and Mersal with Kamal Haasan’s Aboorva Sahodharargal. Atlee had recently mentioned that he is going into Tollywood and will be directing a Top Telugu actor. Few minutes after he tweeted on this, there were some news claiming that he is teaming up with Prabhas. Instantly, there were some Memes creating claiming, “Be Careful Prabhas! He has the talent to even remake your own ‘Baahubali’”