Top Ten Greatest Indian Directors of All Time

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1 Satyajit Ray

One of the best filmmakers and storyteller.

Moral storys

All time greatest...

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

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2 Mani Ratnam

Incredible storyteller

Gave a new face to tamil and indian cinema

Christopher Nolan part 2

The man who made "Nayakan"!

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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

Successful director

Each story compares the present life stories

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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

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

My favourite

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

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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 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.

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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 S.S. Rajamouli

All seance are climax level

All time best

All the movie are best

Is the very nice direction

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9 Yash Chopra

Has full grasp over human emotions.

10 Shekhar Kapur

The Newcomers

? K.V. Anand

Stylish film maker.

? Atlee Kumar

Next Shankar

The Contenders

11 Ram Gopal Varma

Father of many successful modern directors since 90s

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

Made movies that changed the narrative

Best director

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12 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...

13 A.R. Murugadoss

Best Director

He his jenius

A.r murugadoss sir is wonderful director,

Give social message movies

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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 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

He is in the second position

16 Karan Johar
17 Sanjay Leela Bhansali

I love him

18 K. Balachander

King Maker

He is the master of above listed director's.

God of Indian Cinema.

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 Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
26 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.

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.

33 M. T. Vasudevan Nair

Way of story telling
His movies are examples

34 Gautham Menon
35 Ashutosh Gowariker

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

36 Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
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