The film director controls the film manipulates it and makes sure that it entertains the viewers in all aspects. In fulfillment of that vision, envisioning the screenplay to fulfill the artistic and dramatic criteria. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and all the creative aspects of film production.
Under EU law, the director is seen as the author of the film. A blockbuster film needs a good director. There are many good film directors to be seen in Bollywood whose films are still evergreen.
In this article, I am going to share with you about some Indian Bollywood Directors whose films have ruled the box office.
1. Karan Johar
Karan Johar is a well-known name in the Indian film industry. He is a director, producer, actor, costume designer, screenwriter, and television personality of the Indian film industry.
He has established a banner named Dharma Productions in the Bollywood industry. He has been successful in establishing his name on the list of well-known producers, directors of Hindi cinema.
In his personal life, Karan Johar is known for his impeccable style, on any issue, he keeps his words openly without any fear. Because of this, he has also faced many controversies. Kuch Kuch Hota hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, My Name Is Khan, Student Of The Year, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, etc are the superhit films that he directed.
2. Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a director of the Hindi film industry, Bollywood. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. He started a production house named SLB Films in 1999.
The special thing about his films is that the sets of his films are very luxurious and expensive. He has also been honored with the Padma Shri award in 2015.
He has been honored with the Filmfare Award several times, including the Filmfare Award for Best Director for the films ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Black’. He has also been honored with many other awards. He has directed Padmavat, Bajirao Mastani, RamLeela, etc.
3. Rohit Shetty
Rohit Shetty is an Indian film director and cinematographer. As a filmmaker, he has worked with a lot of films which are quite famous also.
He was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Director for Chennai Express. All these films of his earned a lot at the box office. He is also known for the action scenes that he shoots in his films.
Bol Bachchan, Golmaal, Chennai express, Singham are those films that he directed. These films are evergreen.
4. Farah Khan
Farah Khan is a well-known film director, producer, and choreographer of Indian cinema. Apart from this, she has also acted as an actress in many films.
But Farah Khan is mostly known for her strong choreography. He has choreographed for more than 125 songs. Farah Khan’s family has been associated with the Indian cinema world for a long time.
Farah Khan has also hosted a celebrity chat show in her career. Happy New Year, Om Shanti Om, Main hoon na are her films.
5. Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani aka Raju Hirani is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and film editor who is known for his super hit films. He did his editing course at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
All these films have rocked the box office. He has won many awards for his best films. The special thing about his films is that the films are emotional as well as message-oriented and touch everyone’s heart easily. Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, PK are his films.
6. Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian director, producer, screenwriter. Ashutosh started his career as an actor in Hindi cinema with Ketan Mehta’s film Holi. After this film, he also worked in many television commercial shows.
Gowariker is known for his superior direction and excellence in Hindi cinema, as well as he is one of the successful directors of Hindi cinema. His films are Lagaan, Swadesh, Mohenjo-daro, Jodha Akbar etc.
7. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He has also been honored with many awards. He has received 4 Filmfare Awards for films so far.
He did his early education at Green School Dehradun and Scindia School, Gwalior. After this, he also went to Hansraj College (Delhi University) for studies. After that, he joined the theatre. Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly, Manmarziyan are his films.
8. Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has given many acclaimed films during his early directorial career. He now plays the role of producer and writer in most of the films and works in box office earning films like Jism, Murder, Woh Lamhe.
The specialty of his production Vishesh Films is that the songs of the films made under his banner are superhit and their music is very different and louder than others. Bhatt always promotes new talent.
9. Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj is a famous Indian music composer, lyricist, screenwriter, and director. He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Music for Godmother and Ishqiya. In Vishal’s words “Gulzar” has been his inspiration.
The first film directed by Vishal was Makdi as a director. Omkara, Ishqiya, Kaminey, 7 khoon maaf are his his films.
10. David Dhawan
David Dhawan is an Indian film director. He is known in Hindi cinema for films like Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1. He is the father of Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan.
Hero No 1, Banarasi Babu, Deewana Mastana, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Partner, etc all these his films proved to be big-screen blockbuster hits.