Top 10 Best Tamil Music Directors

The Top Ten
1 Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja is an Indian singer-songwriter, film score and soundtrack composer, and occasional lyricist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Yuvan's music exudes freshness and youthfulness to me. I enjoy his orchestration in many songs, and his background score brings life to the movies. Furthermore, his background scores/music are amazing and evoke awesome feelings.

From the beginning until now, Yuvan has always tried different music and BGM in his compositions, contributing to his success. Yuvan's dream is to win a Grammy award. Soon, he will reach great heights.

Speechless is the word I have for his music. Yuvan's unique stamp in the Tamil industry has made people addicted. His fans, like me, have created our own world. He is deeply connected in our hearts, and his voice is the only cure for any pain we feel. If music is my religion, Yuvan is my God.

I agree, every music director does his best in music, but the most exceptional is Yuvan's music. Whether it's melody, rock, pop, folk, classical, or western, Yuvan is always innovative and beyond the best. He is a soulful composer. Therefore, I say, YUVAN IS THE BEST.

2 A.R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.

Is there anything else to say, or is there anyone else who can be compared to him? As a music lover, I've listened to songs from Malay to English to Chinese to Spanish and Arabic. But the variety and the music knowledge of Rahman is incomparable. Remember when I went to put an audio system in a car at a Chinese shop. After plugging it in, he just took a CD from my shelf and asked who the MD was. I said Tamil film MD A.R. Rahman. He knew A.R. Rahman since from Kadhalan. He said no one can mix tunes like him. What should I say?

The versatility and his thirst to remain out of the box all the time is what this guy has been doing for years. And the magic he sets in you... Is there a way you resurface? He is the one!

No words to describe his music because new words have to be formed to depict his tremendous music. If words like tremendous and fantastic are used to praise music, then it is not just a compliment for him but also for the words used.

3 Harris Jayaraj

He is a perfect marketer. He understands that music beyond a certain point is all about business. A hit means the producer and all concerned stakeholders are happy at the end of the day. Harris has been a safe bet for big producers by far. He is talented, but when it comes to cinema music, he has devised a niche for himself.

He might have certain black marks for copying, but who doesn't? Despite that, he has given thoroughly massive hit songs since he forayed. Counting among the legends, he already has a place, and veterans like ARR and U1 too are talented. But choosing Harris is for his sound production and quality of sounding. It's ingenious and apart. Trust me, after ARR, Harris has the best sound. Now, Santhosh Narayanan has it too. But still, since I belong to the '90s generation, I pick Harris after ARR.

There is a lot of music going around the world. But in India, there is everything. What I felt is that some musicians give music that literally convinces our ears and the music system, and some musicians give music that can purely attach to the heart, and some musicians brilliantly blow away with the arrangement of the orchestra.

But Harris Jayaraj is such a kind of musician that he does everything mentioned above. After all, we the people have many tastes in music as we grew up in different atmospheres, so I respect everyone's opinion. This doesn't mean that I don't like other musicians, but I just go with Harris…

4 Ilayaraja Ilaiyaraaja is an Indian film composer who works in the South Indian cinema but predominantly in Tamil since the late 1970s.

If anyone says there is a music director in Tamil cinema who is better than Raja sir, God wish him well. Raja is the one and only music composer who elevates the movie with his soulful music, and his background scores speak even if the characters in the movie are silent. His music is so melodious and soulful that if one is going through an emotional vacuum in life, his songs can bring peace, harmony, and meaning to one's life. He is simply a God-given gift to not only the Tamil film industry but to the whole music world. Raja sir is incomparable. Even 200 years later, people will be able to relate to his musical genius.

Raja Sir is the best on this Planet. His songs are futuristic, even if you listen to them after 200 years. It is indeed God's gift we have such a genius enlighten our lives in such an inspirational blessing. His music is medicine when we feel depressed. His music is everything whenever we feel needy. His music healed my disease of feeling suicidal when times forced me to leave this world. Now I thank God for blessing and gifting humankind with such a wonderful human-being, the one and only Iliayaraaja Sir. Salutes to you, Sir.

5 Anirudh Ravichander

Anirudh is my idol. Before he entered the industry, I didn't give much thought to music. I just listened and forgot. After turning 3, I became devoted to music. Following the song Oh Penne from Vanakkam Chennai, I experienced a turning point in my life. Now, music is my ambition. Thanks to Anirudh, I started composing my own songs. You can check my page on Facebook - Squad SJB.

Anirudh Ravichander is one of the best music directors in the world. He has a young spirit and makes people addicted to his songs and BGM. He is also called the King of Music and Rock Star. He has more fans in the Tamil industry, and in Malaysia, he is the unrivaled king.

Anirudh Ravichander is the best music director in Tamil cinema. He is a blockbuster-hitting machine. His first song was India's first to reach 100 million views. He is the No.1 music director in South India.

6 G. V. Prakash Kumar

G.V. Prakash sir, I love you so much, you are a Pain Killer. I am at a loss for words to describe your songs. They are AWESOME. I loved your acting in the movie 'Darling'. Soon, you will reach the 1st place in the Top 10.

All the Best!


Everyone says they love A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, and Anirudh, but I really love G. V. Prakash's music more than the others. If I were a director, I would definitely choose G. V. for my movie. You're the melody king, and I eagerly await more songs from you. I'm truly a fan of yours.

G.V. Prakash's music is really different and interesting. He is my favorite music director. If I get a chance to direct or act in a movie, I will choose G.V. Prakash Kumar as the music director. The one and only melody king. Really, he is the best in Tamil.

7 D. Imman

He is a very talented singer and composer. The next number 1 music director is Imman. Your songs are very amazing.

D. Imman is the most underrated music director in Tamil cinema. He deserves at least the second position.

Imman creates new instruments in music. He is always the best in the Tamil industry. I like your songs.

8 Vijay Antony

Vijay Antony should have been given a place in the top 3, but I don't understand how the rankings are given. Nevertheless, he is still a rocking music director who has taken Tamil music to great heights, even internationally. Songs like Nakku Mukka and Athichudi are the best examples.

A very beautiful music director with great music and acting skills. So much respect for Vijay Antony sir.

He should have been given a place in the top 3. There is no one who can question his music, and he is also the best music director Tamil cinema has ever seen. His famous hits 'Nakku Mukka' and 'Athichudi' are the best examples.

9 Devi Sri Prasad

Devi sir, your music is awesome, and no one can give rocking music like you, sir. He gives very good music in both Telugu and Tamil. And I hope you will be the top music director forever.

He consistently delivers the best music for any movie in India and the world. He should be at the top place on this list.

Rocking the Tamil music scene.

10 Santhosh Narayanan

Santhosh should be at the forefront of this rating. Just listen to his new album Cuckoo. It's amazing and brings the feel of Yuvan and the legendary Illayaraja's music.

His music is entirely different from traditional Tamil cinema, on par with international standards.

Just wait for a few more years. Santhosh is going to rock Tamil cinema with his new kind of music. I'm a fan of both U1 and ARR, but Santhosh's music is out-of-the-box thinking.

The Contenders
11 Vidyasagar

He is a master. His music is beyond words.

Love your music. Learned a lot from Super Singer 9.

Sir, your work in Vijay's films offers a different kind of music, and the next film promises multi-level music.

12 M.S.V.

He was the trailblazer in the Tamil film industry for music. He gave a new definition for light music and is rightly called Mellisai Mannan, King of light music. He has given the most variety in Tamil film music. Based on which all later compositions came into being. Undoubtedly a trendsetter and king of film music. Using western classical in Tamil songs which is unique to his compositions, which is also being adopted by A.R. Rahman.

A musician beyond compare. While Ilayaraja is monotonous and AR Rahman is all noise, the lesser said about the others, the better.

Any day, he's the best you can hear. He gives life to lyrics, emotions, and brings out the best in any singer.

13 Hiphop Tamizha

Aadhi is very inspirational and motivational. His songs resonate deeply in everyone's hearts. His interest in both English and Tamil songs is highly appreciated. Aadhi's true life experiences serve as the best teacher. He highlights the importance of struggles and even friendships. I hope to meet you one day, Anna! Love from Dubai, from a seventh grader.

How many of you agree that Hip Hop Aadhi has more male fans, while most of the ladies are fans of Hip Hop Vaisakh? Anyway, they both are brilliant musicians and are two legendary Indian rappers. Appreciating Jeeva Beatz too.

He is the best actor and musician in the film industry. And I am a big fan of his.

14 Mani Sharma

Good in melodies.

15 Deva
16 S.A. Rajkumar

Best for melodies.

17 S. Thaman

He makes just a few films, but he does it better.

18 M. Ghibran

A good music director with lovely songs.

My most favorite and timeless music director. Enthaaraa...Enthaaraa... is my favorite song.

19 Srikanth Deva

A good music director.

Mass in local songs.

20 M. S. Viswanathan

A great musician of India who tried all experiments in music! A man who passed away without any honor from the Indian government. What is in his music that isn't found in other musicians of the world? Nothing would be the correct answer!

21 Sathya
22 Nivas K. Prasanna

Awesome music in the movie Zero.

23 Aadhi

He is a rock star.

I will support.

24 Karthik Raja

Karthik Raja! He is the prince of music. His songs from the movie 'Grahan' are mind-blowing! But our Tamil industry, unfortunately, doesn't give chances to talented people. Caste dominates talent. Karthik Raja is heavenly!

He is also one of the good composers. He can prove his talent at the right time in the future.

25 Gopi Sundar
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