'Roudram Ranam Rudhiram' has grossed Rs 1000 Cr at the box-office. Director SS Rajamouli and his writer-father Vijayendra Prasad may have been inspired by a couple of ideas from the 1990 Tamil-language movie 'Inaindha Kaigal', which literally means 'Conjoined Hands'.
In a recent review of 'RRR', reviewer Aditya Shrikrishna highlighted the similarities. "Two men go after a kidnapped offspring. One is a bounty hunter, the bounty being a promotion that will give him power that he craves. Another is a reluctant workhorse, a bodyguard for the masses. A mother recruits him for the job. Both pursue their jobs with much sincerity, one to retrieve and another to deliver. One is on the wrong side of the law and the other longs for justice. They meet by chance, a rescue job that ends with conjoined hands. There is even a prison break, hands holding legs and swinging upside down in a trapeze performance followed by a madcap getaway," he writes.
The similarities are not exact, but one can clearly see the inspiration. The kidnapped offspring is the Gond girl. The bounty hunter is Ram Charan's character. The bodyguard for the masses is Jr NTR's character. Komaram Bheem is on the wrong side of the law. The trapeze performance is seen in the first scene involving the two heroes in 'RRR'.