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Baahubali poster is not an original?

Published May 3, 2015, 5:57 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 7:31 am IST
The poster has an uncanny resemblance to that of Hollywood film Simon Birch
Hdyerabad: The much-awaited first look of S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali was released recently and it showed an infant lifted from a water body by a woman’s hand. The minute S.S. Rajamouli posted the look, it spread like wild fire and started trending on social media. 
Soon followed the shocking news that the poster was copied from a Hollywood film titled Simon Birch. If you look at the posters of Baahubali and Simon Birch, the similarities are apparent. 
The Baahubali poster shows a woman’s hand raising an infant from a river; the Hollywood film’s poster shows an infant being raised by two hands from water. The image seems to be the same with one difference, the Baahubali poster’s baby is seen in typical Indian attire. 
It also seems that the director has even ‘borrowed’ quotes from the Hollywood movie. While the tagline for Simon Birch says, “Destiny has bigger plans for Simon Birch’, S.S. Rajamouli tweeted “He has to fulfil his destiny, come what may”.
This comparison became a big topic on social media and has been trending. Baahubali is releasing on July 10, 2015, and for the Hindi release popular director Karan Johar is involved. Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah and many other actors have acted in this big budget film.