Most Underrated Directors Of Hindi Cinema

by rahulrulesuni | created - 03 Dec 2017 | updated - 03 Dec 2017 | Public

1. Vikramaditya Motwane

Director | Udaan

Vikramaditya Motwane is a writer, director and producer (unfortunately not always in that order) and a partner in Phantom Films with Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena. His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard' category at the 2010 Cannes Film ...

2. Hansal Mehta

Director | Shahid

Hansal Mehta is a film director best known for Shahid (2013), Citylights (2014), Aligarh (2016) and Omertà (2018). He is known for films that depict social and political realities in deeply polarised and troubled times. His films are remarkable for their understanding of characters and their worlds...

3. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Tigmanshu Dhulia is a director and actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Paan Singh Tomar (2012) and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011).

4. Neeraj Pandey

Director | A Wednesday

Neeraj Pandey (born 17 December 1973) is an acclaimed Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. In his first movie A Wednesday, his work was largely praised by audiences as well as the critics. A Wednesday also won many awards in different categories. His second film Special 26 (2013) was ...

5. Maneesh Sharma

Director | Band Baaja Baaraat

Maneesh Sharma is a director and assistant director, known for Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Fan (2016) and Fanaa (2006).

6. Zoya Akhtar

Writer | Gully Boy

Zoya Akhtar hails from one of the most talented film families in the country. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors like Mira Nair, Tony Gerber, and Dev Benegal, before turning Writer-Director in her own right.

She has directed movies like the critically acclaimed ...

7. Neeraj Ghaywan

Director | Masaan

A National Award winning director of the critically acclaimed Indo-French drama Masaan. He has previously assisted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on films like Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2. Masaan received wide acclaim from critics, mainstream media, and audiences alike, and won the FIPRESCI prize in the Un ...

8. Abhishek Chaubey

Writer | Udta Punjab

Abhishek, a renowned Indian filmmaker who co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed dacoit action film, Sonchiriya, an RSVP production. He began his career as an associate director and co-writer to Vishal Bhardwaj for his debut Makdee (2002) & went on to assist him in his subsequent films, and...

9. Shubhashish Bhutiani

Writer | Kush

Shubhashish Bhutiani is a writer and director, known for Kush (2013), Hotel Salvation (2016) and The Star (2012).

10. Homi Adajania

Director | Being Cyrus

Homi Adajania is a director and writer, known for Being Cyrus (2005), Cocktail (2012) and Finding Fanny (2014).

11. Kanu Behl

Director | Titli

Kanu is a multiple award-winning writer and director. He previously assisted Dibaker Banerjee on the cult hit Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and also co-wrote Love, Sex our Dekha. Titli, his directorial debut has excelled and has been honoured at several prestigious international film festivals, including ...

12. Konkona Sen Sharma

Actress | Omkara

Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...

13. Nagesh Kukunoor

Director | Dhanak

Nagesh Kukunoor is a director and writer, known for Rainbow (2015), Iqbal (2005) and 3 Deewarein (2003).

15. Anand Gandhi

Writer | Tumbbad

Born 26th September 1980 in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Anand started writing and directing plays in school at the age of 12. At 19, he wrote a total of hundred episodes of two television soap operas, which went on to become the most popular shows in the history of Indian Television. The same year ...

16. Sriram Raghavan

Writer | Andhadhun

Sriram Raghavan is a writer and director, known for Andhadhun (2018), Badlapur (2015) and Johnny Gaddaar (2007).

17. Raj Nidimoru

Writer | Stree

Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., popularly known as Raj & DK, the writer-director-producer duo, are popular for their unique and original content. Pioneering in mixing genres masterfully and trailblazers of fresh, quirky humour in Indian cinema. Their latest offering is the Number 1 series in the ...

18. Bejoy Nambiar

Producer | Solo

Was once married to actress Juhi Babbar. Now married to model, actress Sheetal Menon.

19. Shakun Batra

Director | Kapoor & Sons

He is a national scholar in Accounts and went to St.Xavier's High School in New Delhi and did his graduation from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. Post graduation he was due to do his MBA and join his father's business. However, he had other plans. In an industry known for nepotism, he took...

20. Rajat Kapoor

Actor | Ankhon Dekhi

Rajat Kapoor was born on February 11, 1961 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and director, known for Ankhon Dekhi (2013), Raghu Romeo (2003) and Bheja Fry (2007).

21. Dibakar Banerjee

Director | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Dibakar Banerjee was born on June 21, 1969 in New Delhi, India. He is a director and writer, known for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) and Shanghai (2012).

22. Shoojit Sircar

Director | Piku

Shoojit Sircar is one of the acclaimed directors in Bollywood film industry. His latest movie 'Piku' got rave reviews and huge love by audience which got him in wider map in the industry. His previous movies Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor are also critically acclaimed. He generally tried to choose ...



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