Top Ten Greatest Indian Film Directors of All Time

The Top Ten
Satyajit Ray

When it comes to depth of film, no one can beat him, versatile personality with huge calibre to see the world in his mind.

Legendary movie s did he make. First Indian Movie director to win an Oscar!

In terms of innovation and creativity no one can beat this man.

Master of Symbolism, No Indian Directors can symbolize feelings like Ray! greatest!

Mani Ratnam

This man is majestic. He is damn unique.
Well, my vote goes for Mani Ratnam sir for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
Such classy films!

Every movie of him will connect to us deeply in some way.. His works are just beyond words to be described! Awesomeness..

Best film director showing visually & story wise best..

Gave a new face to tamil and indian cinema

Upendra Rao

Excellent director. You need to watch the complete movie without even missing one single scene to understand perfectly. It is definitely applicable to the movies like A, Upendra, Swastik etc. , His talent is really provided with OM. Excellent director, expect more and more different movies. I personally did not like Super movie. He would have done a better justice to his latest movie Super. I hope he will come back with a bang in Upendra2. Do not mix the commercial elements in Upendra2, just go with your innocent attitude which you almost one and half decade back

Unique unique unique unique unique director, he's underrated but one of the best directors in the world also, most of his movies are very realistic he's the first south Indian director to utilize reverse screenplay or non linear screenplay in India. His movies are ahead of their time . His best notable works - shhh!, om, A, upendra, super(dystropian science fiction), Uppi 2,swasthik.

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!

Each movie has a complete different style,meaning, story-line which directly relates to daily ongoing common-man life. He thinks 20 years ahead of the current societies mentality. Commonly people find difficulties to understand the story, meaning of the movie but each movie is a masterpiece

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.

Yash Chopra

Has full grasp over human emotions.

Shekhar Kapur
S.S. Rajamouli

Great man.. He bring out the imagination world exceptionally... His movies are visual treat... I love to watch his movies especially Eega, magadheera and all others... Waiting for Baahubali and Mahabali

He the best director ever in india
All his films are super hits..

World best director in making of emotional sceence with commercial accpects no one beat him

No Doubt He is the best Indian Director.

Shankar Shanmugham

Gem of Indian cinema especially to Tamil cinema. Mind blowing director. Quality film maker. Satisfies audience for money to watch a movie. James Cameron of Indian cinema.

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

Creative and sensational.. That very minute details in his movie and his efforts to make it.. Hats off.. One of best director..

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

Rajkumar Hirani

His movies have the message of life,the criticism, comedy. The percentage of his hit films is very high. His every movie is a milestone and well knowned by all.

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 the best
He knows how to touch the heart of audience

He is greatest director ever in india

Ram Gopal Varma

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

Father of many successful modern directors since 90s

Made movies that changed the narrative

Head master of all indian directors

The Contenders
Anurag Kashyap

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

One of the best director working today...

Martin scorsese of india

Guru Dutt

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

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

He was ahead of his time..

A.R. Murugadoss

A.r murugadoss sir is wonderful director,

Give social message movies

He his jenius


Puttanna Kanagal

The best director all times

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

Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Karan Johar
K. Balachander

He is the master of above listed director's.

God of Indian Cinema.

Bimal Roy

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

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

He is in the second position


The way of thinking, different story writing

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)

Imtiaz Ali

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

He is an artist

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was a legendry Director, Actor. I watched his movies Shri 420, Awara, Tisri Kasam, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby, Barsaat. He did tremendous works in these movies. Great philosopher of human behaviour.

Ritwik Ghatak

Magnificent sense of humor

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.

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