Best Tamil Movie Directors Of All Time

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Mani Ratnam
Writer, Bombay
The man who revolutionized Tamil-language cinema, Mani Ratnam is the biggest director in south India and one of the most respected directors in all of India. Each of his films contain its own unique style, with beautifully photographed songs and unique back-lighting. However, his films contain substance as well as style--Ratnam has dealt with a wide variety of topics...
“ The Man Who revolutionised the Tamil cinema.Gods gift to Tamil Cinema ” - saranjoker
 
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“ The man who broke the stereotype Tamil Cinema with his social and interpersonal relationship stories.Mentor of Rajini and Kamal ” - saranjoker
 
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J. Mahendran
Director, Johnny
“ Mainratnam Ones said:"If I get anywhere near what Mahendran did in Udhiri Pookkal, I’ll be a happy man" ” - saranjoker
 
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Bharathiraja
The die-hard romantic Bharathiraja was born in Alli Nagaram, a small, sylvan village near Theni as Chinnasamy on 17 July 1941. He was the fifth child to his parents, Periya Maya Thevar and Meenatchiammaal alias Karuthammaal. His childhood passions were deer hunting and literature. As a full-blooded youth...
“ First director to take audience to realistic and sensitive portrayal of village-life. ” - saranjoker
 
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Balu Mahendra
Director, Sadma
 
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Bala
Writer, Naan Kadavul
 
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Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. He has been a part of the film industry for 52 years...
 
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Myshkin
Mysskin is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut in 2006 with Chithiram Pesuthadi. His other directorials Anjathe and Nandalala received high critical acclaim. He has also proved his acting skills by starring as a mentally challenged person in Nandalala. Mysskin made...
 
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S. Shankar
Writer, Anniyan
Shankar is an Indian film director and producer who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He started his career as an assistant director to SA Chandrasekar and now he is the highest paid director in the country. He made his debut in Gentleman and since 2015 he has directed 12 movies. He won the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2010, in the Entertainment category.
 
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Cheran
Actor, Autograph
 
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Surya S.J.
Writer, Vaalee
 
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