AR Murugadoss, who is celebrating his 47th birthday on Saturday, is one of the most accomplished filmmakers that Tamil cinema has produced. He has a slew of blockbusters to his credit in Tamil. And he also holds the distinction of making the first Hindi film to collect Rs 100 crore on the domestic front. His 2008 film Ghajini starring Aamir Khan in the lead is the founding member of Bollywood’s coveted Rs 100 crore club.
However, the successful career of Murugadoss is also chequered with many controversies, mainly the allegations of plagiarism. In fact, Hollywood director Christopher Nolan is among the filmmakers who were upset with Murugadoss using his idea. Bollywood star Anil Kapoor had recalled that Nolan had expressed his unhappiness over not getting “credit or money” for the film.