Tamil Film Industry has given us some of the best movies of all time. Tamil Movie has become one among the ace players in India because of the directorial talent of some individuals. These are some of the mention-worthy directors from the Tamil film industry who have taken the Tamil Cinema to the next level. Check them out.

Mani Ratnam

The most versatile Director of Tamil Language, Mani Ratnam is known to revolutionize the course of Tamil Industry. Mani Ratnam became famous across India with his films like Roja, Bombay, and Dil Se. The director made several films with the most disparate subjects and is well recognized for his style of filmmaking.


Shankar is reputable for his high budget films across India. He is popular for films like Gentleman, Jean, Nayak, Jeans, Boys, Anniyan, Enthiran, Sivaji, etc., Shankar’s knack for the use of technology and visual effects along with an uncompromising script made him one of the most successful directors in Tamil.

A R Murugadoss

Known to us by his amazing works like Ghajini, Thuppakki, Holiday, Kaththi etc., AR Murugadoss is another successful director in Tamil Film industry. The director is known for his Action movies in Tamil, Telugu as well as in Hindi. He has worked with some of the biggest stars in all the three languages.

Gautham Menon

Gautham Menon made his debut into the Tamil industry with the film Minnale with Madhavan. He went on to become one of the most successful directors in Tamil with movies like Kaakha Kaakha (Gharshana in Telugu), Vaaranam Aayiram (Surya S/o Krishnan), Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (Em Maya Chesawe), Neethane En Ponvasantham (Eto Vellipoindi Manasu), etc. The director is known for his technical excellency and is compared with Ace directors like Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma.


Known for his realistic, dark and disturbing depiction of working class on the screen, Bala is known to be one of the few modern directors to revolutionize Tamil Movies. The director is known for amazing works like Sethu (Seshu in Telugu), Naan Kadavul (Nenu Devudni), Avan Ivan, Paradesi, Pisaasu (Pisachi) etc.

KS Ravikumar

One of the top directors of Tamil Cinema, K S Ravikumar is known for some of the most popular movies in Tamil. KS Ravikumar came into the limelight with his directorial debut Puriyaadha Pudhir. He then went on making films like Cheran Pandiyan, Muthu, Avvai Shanmugi, Panchathanthiram, Dashavataram etc.

Selva Raghavan

Selva Raghavan directed Romantic movies like Thulluvadho Ilamai (Juniora), Kaadhal Kondein (Nenu), 7G Rainbow Colony etc. He then gained popularity with science fiction and fantasy films like Aayirathil Oruvan, EnnaIrandaam Ulagam. Selva Raghavan is praised for his talented direction for films like Mayakkam Enna.