It is our responsibility to recognize talented people across departments in every aspect and talk about their way of work. We need to award them honorably, at least by giving them a special mention in these kinds of articles, if not offer them an award to show it to the world. So, here are top 10 directors whose works are quite essential for the industry and the way their portrayal of characters have impacted the society around us.
A three-time Nandi awardee, his work mostly concentrates on social issues wrapped up in action and drama, but he always drives his point home. He has received accolades for his direction and strong character depiction. Some of his movies include ‘
’, ‘Amma Naana O Tamila Ammayi’, ‘Pokiri’.
2. 'S. S. Rajamouli'
He is renowned as the most innovative director in recent times. He is known for his extreme dedication and his will to go beyond contemporary cinema, and explore stories and ideas which can lift up the standards of the industry. All his movies have a fixed cast for deploying works behind the screen, like the cinematographer, costume designer, music director, etc. His works involve epic dramas, action and a dense star cast like ‘Baahubali’, ‘
One of the most famous directors of this decade. He has contributed to the making of typical mass action movies. His latest project had a politically-charged plot and critics appreciate his style of direction. Though in the past three years, he has received flak that his stories are downright intuitive and repetitive.
Next on our list is a person who is prevalently known as the one who mixes up comedy, action, and drama and presents us with a complete family package. His movies include ‘Dhee’, ‘
’, and ‘
’. He has an apt to repeat actors in consecutive films, and his films have achieved milestones at the box office both at home and abroad.
Known for his extremely logical and funny dialogues, he rose to prominence in the industry after some established fraternity read his scripts and employed him as a director, and he has never stopped for once since then. He has literally won the best dialogue writer Nandi award in the past ten years, every single time. His movies received cult status over the years, with people watching the same films on almost every weekend.
A critically acclaimed director, whose films belonged to our parent’s generation, but make no mistake, his stories are family-centered and smooth, backed with an emotional and dramatic storyline, direction and a fairly experienced cast, who seemingly take the film to the next level. His films were honored by many awards, right from being aired at international festivals to being awarded the national award for best film in the Telugu language category. He truly is one of the most revered directors in our industry. If you find it skeptical, ask your parents.
is also known as Krish. His movies have been critically acclaimed right from his debutorial debut. He has received numerous accolades for his gripping storyline, world-class stories, award-winning directing skills and a vision to showcase various forms of culture and perceptions in his scripts. His works include ‘
’, ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’.
A director who came into the limelight after ‘
’ released in 2009. He has some adorable movies to his credit. His mode of direction involves suspense, high doses of comedy, and moderate, if not intense action. His works include ‘Kick 2’, ‘
He is regarded for his films by the audience, which are of a high standard, as he deploys multi-layers of screenplay, and interweaves characters, and has made some awesome stories from this ideology. He has hit a rough road these days and also admitted to not being able to dedicate full-time to direction, as his interests lie in sketching out characters and dreaming of some innovative stories. His works include ‘1: Nenokkadine’, ‘
’, ‘Arya 2’, ‘
A soft person with regards to portrayal of stories. He is considered a pioneer in generating and building the family-friendly genre, creating smash hits with such stories on a meager budget, and introducing fresh faces to the industry. His works mostly cater to student and youth life, and their experiences and perceptions about life, education, love and much more.