Top Ten Greatest Indian Directors of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Satyajit Ray

One of the best filmmakers and storyteller.

All time greatest...

The best director ever born in india

The best

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2 Mani Ratnam

Christopher Nolan part 2

The man who made "Nayakan"!

Super story telling.. stylish film making

Best film director showing visually & story wise best..

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3 Upendra Rao

Upendra is one of the most contemporary directors and actors in the Indian film industry currently. His movies depict things in ways that people will be taken aback. He always has a message for the audience.
His movie making style cam be summed up on only one word - "Different"! He portrays a raw version of everything without polluting the subject with drama and emotion. One of the rare gems to look out for.
A brilliant actor director of the Kannada film industry - Upendra!

Always different

Christopher Nolan part 2

Always differentnew

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4 Hrishikesh Mukherjee

What? He is on 3rd rank. He deserves 1st rank. Not only in india in the whole world he is the best directer. His every movie is a masterpiece. His works like anand, aalap, anari,etc are heart touching. His comedy works like golmal, chupke chupke, etc are laughing cylinder.

5 Shankar Shanmugham

My favourite

The great trending message giving aspect director the best director south India

Great, thoughtful and creative director. I would rate him as the best because his movies takes Indian cinema to a different level

Simply best director ever

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6 Rajkumar Hirani

He is the best
He knows how to touch the heart of audience

Awesome director

He is all time great director...He reach in every movie at people's heart...His movie gives great message...He chooses topic which is new and and make it innovative.

He is greatest director ever in india

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7 Guru Dutt

The unparalled lyricism of his movies has yet tobe surpassed till date.

He was ahead of his time..

Guru dutt is argubal the best director india have ever had... Just watch his films and tou will understand why

8 Shekhar Kapur
9 Yash Chopra

Has full grasp over human emotions.

10 S.S. Rajamouli

Great taking

High thought

One word magnificent

Master storyteller...

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The Contenders

11 Anurag Kashyap

Martin scorsese of india

He is not fancy, he is genuine. Never shy of experimenting. Too smart for Indian viewers.

One of the best director working today...

12 Ram Gopal Varma

Made movies that changed the narrative

Best director

Father of all directors

He is genius. He changed indian movie standards in 90's

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13 A.R. Murugadoss

He his jenius

A.r murugadoss sir is wonderful director,

Give social message movies

Excellent

14 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

He is in the second position

15 Bimal Roy

The poignancy, the social realism of then India, the emotions...unmatched then and now. The true master..

16 Karan Johar
17 Puttanna Kanagal

The ultimate talented and ability to show the inner feelings, shyness of women's, problems faced from the society..on screen.

18 K. Balachander

He is the master of above listed director's.

God of Indian Cinema.

19 Trivikram Srinivas

Present one of the leading directors in Tollywood. With in a limited budget he will make a movie blockbuster irrespective of the cast (eg: A aa)

20 Sanjay Leela Bhansali

I love him

21 Sukumar
22 Ritwik Ghatak

Magnificent sense of humor

23 Raj Kapoor
24 Imtiaz Ali

Jab we met, Love aaj kal, Rockstar, Highway are one of the best movies in Bollywood with a new style of storytelling!

25 Kasinathuni Viswanath

He owns dadasaheb phalke award as director and legendary filmmaker sad to see him in the place of 31 decades has passed but so many artists trying to decode his movies..

Watch shankarabharanam, sagarasangamam and swatimuthyam...no famous stars simply story based movies.

26 Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
27 Dasari Narayana Rao
28 Srijit Mukherji

He is an amazing director with a new form of story telling. Hats of to this guy for the wonderful job.

29 Shoojit Sircar

He has a great sense of direction. His movies provide a meanigful perspective of life.

Gave us some of the best movies like Piku and Pink.

30 Zoya Akhtar

I watched Zoya aktar's gully boy which is brilliant and a masterpiece awesome movie
That movie show's how talented Zoya is.,

Alike her bro faran aktar

31 Deepa Mehta
32 Gauri Shinde

I absolutely love her work and would thank her for giving us English Vinglish and Dear Zindagi.

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