Indian cinema is blessed with great craftsmen who try to deliver the best. We made a list of such new-age directors who entertained us.

Even though the best part about movies or shows is the actors who play their part and grab the audiences’ attention it needs more than that for people to love it to the fullest. It is ultimately the story and the filmmakers’ techniques that make it a fan favourite. For any movie or show to excel, it requires a great craftsman who can drive the story in the right path. It is always upon the director to do his bit in making it happen. This includes a list of talented new-age directors.

Indian entertainment has flourished over the past few years, experiences some applaudable work. And most of the credits goes to the list of new-age directors who are changing the dynamics of movies and shows in India. The popularity of digital platforms and the lack of censorships have also made way for more directors to share their unique ideas. We made a list of such talented new-age directors who improved our entertainment with their quality content.

Check out this list of new-age directors:

Nag Ashwin
Known for: Yevade Subramanyam, Mahanati
won a Nandi Award for Best Director for Yevade Subramanyam

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Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
Known for: The Family Man, Stree, Go Goa Gone, Shor In The City, and 99

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Amrit Raj Gupta
Known for: Gullak, Permanent Roommates, Award-winning short film Ayan

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Swaroop RSJ
Known for: Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya

Prithviraj Das Gupta
Known for: Short films Green Blackberries and COWMEDY

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Tharun Bhascker Dasssayam
Known for: Tharun, Pellichoopulu
Won a National Award for his very first film, Tharun

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Lijo Jose Pellissery
Known for: City of God (2011), Amen (2013), Jallikuttu

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Aashiq Abu
Known for: Salt N’ Pepper (2011), 22 Female Kottayam (2012), Idukki Gold (2013), Mayaanadhi (2017) and Virus (2019)

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Karan Anshuman
Known for: Emmy-nominated drama film Inside Edge, Mirzapur, Bangistan

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Oni Sen
Known for: Asur

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Vineeth Sreenivasan
Known for: Malarvadi Arts Club, Thattathin Marayathu (2012), Thira (2013)

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Basil Joseph
Known for: Godha, Kunjiramayanam

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Renuka Shahane
Known for: Rita, Tribhanga

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Abhishek Chaubey
Known for: Udta Punjab, Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya

Shonali Bose
Known for: The Sky is Pink, Margarita with a Straw

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Shelly Chopra Dhar
Known for: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Issa Laga


Sharan Sharma
Known for: Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl

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Hitesh Kewalya
Known for: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Siddharth: The Prisoner

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Seema Pahwa
Known for: Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi

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Bugs Bhargava
Known for: Nail Polish

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