Neeraj Pandey is one of most critically acclaimed directors of Bollywood. He has directed his films most intelligently either on real stories or sensitive issues. He also introduces a twist in a plot and a suspense element in almost all of his films. All of the latest films which were big Bollywood hits were directed by him. Some of his hits include “
” (Filmfare Award), “
’ , ‘
’, and who can forget M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story.
Winning 11 Filmfare awards Rajkumar Hirani should be on the top of the list but since he has not Directed his film since ‘PK’, Neeraj Pandey took his place. Well, this man needs no introduction. Not only his films are humorous but also always leaves a thoughtful impression about society. Touching small issues and presenting them in a very emotional and funny way is an art. Munnabhai M.B.B.S, "
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
” and PK were one of the best films of Bollywood.
Ashutosh Gowariker is known for directing and producing epic periodic films. He is not ranked on basis of chartbusters or something but his movies represent similarity to Hollywood movies. His films are known to be set on patriotism with a tinge of opulence and grandeur. Known for ‘Lagaan’ which is ranked among best movies of India. Also he directed ‘
’, ‘Baazi’, and recently
, were all critically applauded.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of renowned personalities of Bollywood. His films capture unique style of emotions and a very different screenplay. Not only he is producing movies now but a long time back he was even more active. With films as “
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
”, and ‘
and Ram Leela too were very big hits and praised by audience. All of his films are calm and composed.
Rated as one of the most controversial Directors it would be wrong to say that he is not the most diligent director of Bollywood where his films raises questions on the structures of society and their working. Even Government of France has awarded him with the Knight of order. Some of his directorial works are “Gangs of Wasseypur”, ‘Paanch’, “Black Friday”, Dev D, and ‘’. He may be the most searched directors of Bollywood known for his frank behavior.
Everyone is a master in their own field. Interested in politics? then watch Prakash Jha films, not only they are a satire on society but entertaining and informative. He has received many national awards and appreciation for his films. His documentary faces after the storm is a must watch. Some of his best works are ‘
’, ‘Damul’, ‘
’, and ‘
’. All of these films are highly sensitive and feature brilliant acting performances.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
“Nominated for Bafta and a winner of many awards and still under shade” Very less known among people Mehra too is a critically renowned director known for some brilliant works. Since he has got pretty less films he might not be known too much in Indian industry. But still everyone remembers "
Rang De Basanti
" patriotic much there are more and better
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
, Delhi-6 and ‘
’. Director of such films deserves to be in top 10.
Romantic movies are very well received among Indian audiences and top 10 list is incomplete without a person who revolutionised romance. The content is unique, clean and at the same time entertaining, Imtiaz is also a writer and so this makes him a very good director. ‘
Jab We Met
, and ‘
’, all such films are youth oriented and at the same time with a unique storyline. ‘
Love Aaj Kal
too fared well at the box-office.
Mahesh Bhatt is a very reputable and a respected Indian Film Director. Almost all the young directors have taken inspiration from him. He is very versatile too, shifting from old classical romance to horror. He has won many awards and his films were screened at Moscow film festival too. Speaking of the volumes Mahesh Bhatt had directed and produced hundred of movies, so it is even impossible to mention them but some of his famous chartbusters are Murder series, Raaz series, Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke, ‘
Kjo is probably the most versatile persons in the Bollywood. Acting, Dancing, Screenplay, Producing and now even has stepped into direction and his films are doing very well. However some of his very old films such as “
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
” and “Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham” are biggest hits of Bollywood till date and so deserves to be in the list. Also a typical Bollywood masala movie fan should definitely go for his films. And with his recent “
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
”, he has reached the peaks of his directorial reappearance.