Top Ten Tamil Film Directors


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1Shankar S.

He is the James Cameroon of Tamil film industry.
One of the best, Indian film indutry has seen...

Costly, Differently, beautifully, graphically, a SENSATIONAL Tamil director

The best... His movies might not be as classical as mani's but still he has the all the abilities in this world to pull off a movie like mani's. But he s still sticked to commercial movies,

Always trying something new each time and captivating the audience.

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2A.R. Murugadoss

He is number 1 director... The shankar is 2nd... Do you know about talent of the murugathas sir.?

A.R. Murugadoss won't write a script like other directors...
His way of story line is somewhat different.
He can manage and direct all kind of other language movies...
Refer all the movies done by him and tell who is number 1.

Yes, His story never depends the cost of the shot, his shot and meaning value is higher then shankar.

He should be number 1, because shankar failed in Hindi movies, but he only the king both south and north India.

My roll model

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3Mani Ratnam

MANI SIR is the only reality film maker! And all time hit film maker. His films like iruvar, roja, naayagan and so on... Speaks for his talent.

Thala maniratnam dhaan mass... All his films are mega hit,... Best director in world... No one can make film like him...

Awesome director with huge super movie in Tamil, Hindi and telegu

To say in his style... A Gem...

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SELVA is making class films for tamil cinema. He deserves a great honour in future

His thinking is so different difficult to understand but he goes depth of the story I am big fan of him

He was an directing advanced films for external thinking for youths he is not an director he was extended thinking scientist.

Creative Director in India Cinema

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Bala is the only director who direct the different film he is very simple person he is the only director pick up the acting skill of all heros,

Bala is one of the best director above to bala maniratnam and shankar are told iam bala s fan I will be asst to bala anna iam from madurai I want to be asst of bala sir how ammer and sasikumar to bala innum 4yrs la nannum andha idathiku varuveyan adarkana thagudhigalum ullana ennidam 05 kathaikal ullana ennai asst director aka etru kollungal nan ungal thivira rasigan ivan than bala bookil ella visayangalaium paditheyan ungalai valtha vayathilai thalai vanangukureyan thalaiva 2014la dft course padikapogerayen

He is great at his vision of movies, never ever think about positives and negatives feedback from others, this is what the a good capability of a film maker, he is simply deserved with lot of hardwork and thinking, nice to have him in a tamil cinema, we are really proud of you bala!

Best and best for ever...

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6Gautham Menon

Gautham Menon is the only director who bring the stylish in film making and good trend setter in tamil cinema, movies like KAKHA KAKHA, VETTAIYADU VILAIYADU etc...

Gautham Menon became very popular due to his Story & Direction. Almost he know to give Feel good Film in His Journey

Only in his movies we can see actors and actresses looking heavenly. - Bellatrix_Lestrange

All movies super

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The greatest legend, his movie is completely different from others...

He is the one of the best director around world
he giving the world class movies all time...

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8K.S. Ravikumar

Mass Director of all times. He always has Excellent Screenplay in his films

He is the only person who acts almost in every film he directs.he does many films very diffrently.films like padayapa muthu adavan villan varalaru... Impress people

Sir iam naresh from andra iam trying to do asstent of urs please one chance sir I have talent sir please sir please 9030709945

I like his movies

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Tamil film industrial talented person for real director only kamal..others only copy..

First I must say he is best director and all rounder in film field...:0

He got everything on cinema on his finger tips... If he is given enough freedom he will achieve what everyone tries to achieve in parts of world!

Number 1 in everything

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10K. V. Anand

He has super creative thinking and very highly twisted

His movies are highly twisted and I want to do assistant for her

I ll join your assistant sir. I like u all movies.. I interested in direction.. Give one chance sir please

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The Contenders


King of reality with commercial one narrates like him a story

Vanakkam sir your all moive very excellent sir deffrent director for Tamil cinema sir iam interest for Tamil cinema please give hero chance sir. Please give your address I seen orly my mobile no 9790648587

I like all his movies and its very commercial,natural,different local tamil slang speaking like adukalam and polladhavan, superb narrator and so on.

Good and nice to watch I think after few years he will be on the top most directors...

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he made the greatest films of all time

Greatest film maker of all time

Great director given new face to Tamil movies

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13K. Bhagyaraj

Revolutionized Tamil cinema that paved me for modern movies

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14Bharathi Raja

He is one of best director who changed the trends of Tamil Cinema. When Tamil cinema was always dominated with actors, he could bring out roaring success even with new casts. He is a superb director

He brought Tamil celluloid from studio to village... That is original and natural

He is the most socially sensitive director ever

Legend of Tamil cinema

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15Venkat Prabhu

I like your film sir, your film actor all are one of hero in they acting sir, you give equal preference to all actor in your film, your r good director, and youthfull director

You only understand youths mind thought sir. All the movies You are following sir. Keep it up Sir.

Vanakkam sir your all moive very excellent sir deffrent director for Tamil cinema sir iam interest for Tamil cinema please give hero chance sir. Please give your address I seen orly my mobile no 9790648587

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Awesome director singam 2 will and is rocking Tamil cinema

Best director ever. Just awesome. He should be in top ten

Very Royal Director, love you dear hari sir

Hari is good director

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17M. Rajesh

Worst film maker. He must make good films

Hello sir all the film great sir. Please one cinima chance. Chance

Vanakkam sir your all movie very excellent different movie in Tamil cinima am interest sir please give me acting chance my mobile no 8870741728

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18Prabhu Solomon

He gives heart touching films and I like him very much. His mynaa and kumki was excellent

Excellent movies with their own originality

I like the movie kumki very,... much sir.. I would like to work with you sir as asst director

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A man who shows a college dreams "love" in his movie. I'm great fan of your movies from my childhood. I wanna to meet you once sir. To ask that why r you not directing. I'm having a good college based love script and like to share with you and we make it as a good movie. Surely you will like sir. My number is 8056674442

He is the most under rated director in Tamil cinema industry.His screenplay is excellent.


More creative and think for new concepts

Vanakkam sir your all moive very excellent sir deffrent director for Tamil cinema sir iam interest for Tamil cinema please give assistant director chance sir. Please give your address I seen orly my mobile no 9884724117

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