Tamil Film Directors

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Tamil cinema has produced several prominent and acclaimed film directors over the years. Some of the major Tamil film directors and their notable works are:

K. Balachander - Known as the master of Tamil cinema, he directed more than 80 films and introduced many actors and actresses to the industry. Some of his notable films are Apoorva Raagangal, Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, and Thaneer Thaneer.

Bharathiraja - Considered as one of the most influential directors in Tamil cinema, he is known for his realistic and socially relevant films. Some of his notable films are 16 Vayathinile, Sigappu Rojakkal, and Mudhal Mariyadhai.

Mani Ratnam - A contemporary director known for his unique and visually stunning films, he has won several national and international awards. Some of his notable films are Nayakan, Roja, and Dil Se.

Shankar - Known for his grand and visually spectacular films, he is one of the highest-paid directors in the Indian film industry. Some of his notable films are Indian, Mudhalvan, and Enthiran.

Gautham Menon - A modern-day director known for his realistic portrayal of relationships and his focus on music in his films. Some of his notable films are Minnale, Kaakha Kaakha, and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.

Vetrimaaran - Known for his gritty and hard-hitting films, he has won several national and international awards. Some of his notable films are Polladhavan, Aadukalam, and Asuran.

Bala - Known for his realistic and raw portrayal of characters, he has won several national and international awards. Some of his notable films are Sethu, Nandha, and Naan Kadavul.

S. S. Rajamouli - A Telugu film director who has made a mark in Tamil cinema as well, he is known for his grand and visually spectacular films. Some of his notable films are Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion, and Eega.

These are just a few of the many talented directors who have contributed to the rich history of Tamil cinema.

The Tamil film industry has produced many talented and successful directors who have made a significant contribution to Indian cinema. Here are some of the most popular and acclaimed Tamil film directors: Mani Ratnam, Shankar, Gautham Menon, Selvaraghavan, Bala, Vetrimaaran, Mysskin, AR Murugadoss,
Balaji Sakthivel, Karthik Subbaraj, Pa. Ranjith, Lingusamy, S. S. Rajamouli, K. Balachander, K. V. Anand, Hari, Atlee, Ameer Sultan, Sasikumar, KV Guhan and many others.

These directors are known for their unique storytelling style, visual aesthetics, and ability to push the boundaries of the Tamil film industry. Many of their films have received critical acclaim and commercial success.

Listings of popular Tamil Film Directors who made their footprints in the Kollywood like S.Shankar, Cheran, K.Balachander, Balu Mahendra, Mani Ratnam and many more.

  • Director Shankar Online : Tamil film sirector Shankar Official Website information.
  • A. R. Murugadoss : He has done four films. He has directed top heroes in Ajith Kumar, Vijaykanth, Surya and Chiranjeevi.
  • R. K. Selvamani : R.K. Selvamani made his debut with the thriller Pulan Visaranai; based on an allegation by Auto Shankar that he had kidnapped many girls at the behest of some political bigwigs.
  • Gautham Menon : Gautham Menon is a tamil film director, who has helmed several successful films and has made stars out of actors such as Madhavan (Minnale) and Surya (Kaaka Kaaka).
  • Cheran : His movies are characterised by their realism and the strong social messages that they convey.
  • Balu Mahendra : He started his film career as a cameraman for the Malayalam film Nellu in 1974 which got him the best cinematographer award from the Government of India.
  • Bala : Bala has directed the movies Sethu, Nandha and Pithamagan.
  • S. Shankar : S. Shankar has made many Tamil movies which have social themes with a commercial narration
  • A.P.Nagarajan : In the mid sixties he directed a series of films on religious subjects like Sarasvathi Sabatham (1966), thereby starting a trend in Tamil film making.
  • P. C. Sriram : P. C. Sriram is known for his frequent collaborations with the director Mani Ratnam.