Bollywood is all about stars, light and glamour. But the real artists, who make the stars glitter through their performances, are the ones behind the lens. The director’s seat is the most coveted position in the Bollywood fraternity. However, making the director’s cut is not everyone's cup of tea. A common notion in the film industry is that,”you need some bit of grey to sit on the chair”. But today's Bollywood is changing the rules of the game & showing remarkable dynamics of movie–making, with youngsters behind the lens.
1. Ayan Mukherjee
One of the most promising directors, Ayan has redefined romance in Bollywood. Making his debut with ‘
Wake Up Sid’ at the age of 26, his films have brought fresh air into the industry. With ‘Yeh Jawani Hain Deewani’, Mukherjee created his niche in the competitive Bollywood world. Here is to hoping, for some more magic through Ayan’s lenses.
2. Farhan Akhtar
This multitalented heartthrob of Bollywood brought a wind of change into with his brilliant directorial debut ‘Dil Chahta Hain’. With ‘Rock On’, he won the heart of millions of youngsters. Striking the right chord among all ages, Farhan has surely created magic in Bollywood. With
Don 2 becoming one of the highest grossing film in Bollywood, Farhan managed to grab a place in the top tiers of directors.
Punit made his debut with rom-com ‘
I Hate Luv Storys’. He brought changes in the age-old romance genre of Bollywood with his “hatke” films like ‘
Luv Ka The End’. His fresh take on contemporary generation has gained him popularity among youngsters. In the coming days, Bollywood is sure to expect more from this young man.
Anand started as a director with ‘Salam Namaste’ in 2005. But his first big break came in 2010 with ‘Anjana Anjani’ which was critically acclaimed. Thereafter, there was no looking back for Anand. He made the blockbuster ‘
Bachna Ae Haseeno’, thus rooting his place in the industry.
Mohit has become a name to reckon with in the industry within a short span of time. With hits like ‘Kalyug’, ‘Raaz 2’, ‘
Murder 2’, ‘
Aashiqui 2’ and ‘
Ek Villain’ to his name, Suri, sure enough, knows his game. It’s imperative to believe, that in coming days more blockbusters can be expected in his kitty.
Currently the ‘it’ man of Bollywood, Motwane has taken the industry by a storm. His out of the box approach and outlook has given a whole new dimension to the film-making genres. With hits like ‘
Lootera’, ‘NH-10’, ‘
Queen’, ‘Dev D’, ‘
Udaan’ to his name, Motwane creates magic in all domains. The subtle beauty of his movies never fails to captivate the audiences all across, making his releases highly anticipated among movie lovers.
With 2 Filmfares to her name, Zoya Akhtar is one amazing director. Debuting with the critically acclaimed film ‘
Luck by Chance’, Zoya went on to deliver hits like ‘
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, ‘
Dil Dhadakne Do’. Her subtle approach of storytelling attracts the audience who look for something different. We do hope that she continues to charm us with her deliveries on the silver screen.
This newbie in the industry made his debut with the satire cum comedy ‘
Tere Bin Laden’. Although the film ran into some controversies, it was well received by the audience for its comic relief. Sharma is surely one director to look out for in future.
With ‘Break ke Baad’, Aslam entered Bollywood. Apart from mainstream films, he showed his flair for creating web series too. Although Danish is yet to put up his stronghold in the industry, this young man definitely shows promise.
Batra started out as an assistant to
Farhan Akhtar on the sets of ‘Rock On!’ followed by ‘Don’. He made his directorial debut with ‘Ek mein Aur Ek Tu’. His fresh take on cliched romance was a welcoming change. It remains to be seen how Batra fares in the future in this competitive industry.