New-age Indian directors who have made a mark

Smrithi Mohan
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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


PC: Instagram @sen_oni

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


PC: Instagram @sonalibose

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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