Top Ten Greatest Indian Directors of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Satyajit Ray

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

Ray was beyond the level of creation.The Newton of filmography.Best is admired before him.

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

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

2 Mani Ratnam

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

Yes he his a super director

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! - itsflashbuddy

Best film director showing visually & story wise best..

3 Upendra Rao

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

Made just few movies but we about his movie today too he knows audience puls...
Om the movie which release every year

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!

Different thinking it's related reality
Conveying way awesome

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

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.

Shankar is Legend, rajamouli is just Overrated because of Marketing

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

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

6 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.

I m voted him for his film 3idiots

He is greatest director ever in india

7 Guru Dutt

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

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

8 Yash Chopra

Has full grasp over human emotions.

9 S.S. Rajamouli

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

Top position in less films

No Doubt He is the best Indian Director.

10 Shekhar Kapur

The Contenders

11 Ram Gopal Varma

I think,he is the only person who made his dreams true in present time

Head master of all indian directors

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

Father of all directors

12 Anurag Kashyap

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

Martin scorsese of india

One of the best director working today...

13 A.R. Murugadoss

A.r murugadoss sir is wonderful director,

Give social message movies

Best Director

He his jenius

14 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.

15 Karan Johar
16 Sanjay Leela Bhansali

I love him

17 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

He is in the second position

18 K. Balachander

He is the master of above listed director's.

God of Indian Cinema.

King Maker

19 Bimal Roy

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

20 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)

21 Sukumar

The way of thinking, different story writing

22 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.

23 Imtiaz Ali

He is an artist

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

24 Ritwik Ghatak

Magnificent sense of humor

25 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

26 Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
27 Srijit Mukherji

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

28 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.

29 Gauri Shinde

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

30 Ashutosh Gowariker

Why people don't remember Ashutosh Gowarikar who known for directing films "set on a huge canvas"

31 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.

32 Dasari Narayana Rao
33 Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
34 Nitesh Tiwari
35 Deepa Mehta
36 M. T. Vasudevan Nair

Way of story telling
His movies are examples

37 Gautham Menon
38 Atlee Kumar

Next Shankar

39 K.V. Anand

Stylish film maker.

40 Mrinal Sen
41 Lijo Jose Pellissery
42 K. Vishwanath
43 S. V. Krishna Reddy
44 Bapu
45 Jandhyala
46 N. T. Rama Rao
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