Most of the people think that only the presence of top-class actors play an important role in making a film hit. But this is not true as the success of any movie depends on so many factors. The direction of a movie is also very crucial for any movie to make it likable. There are some popular Bollywood directors who have made many films successful at the box office because of their quality work. Here is the list of top 10 Bollywood directors of 2018.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Indian Director

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his grand films. He has his own production house and has made many successful films in his career. Lavish sets, complicated dance, heavy songs, and exceptional costumes are the identity of his filmmaking. Right from his debut film, Khamoshi, the director has paid attention to every type of technical details in his movies. Most of his films are big budget and also earns a huge amount at the box office. Some of the popular works of Bhansali are Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat. His movie, Padmaavat broke many records and had become the highest Hindi grosser of all time.

Luv Ranjan

Luv Ranjan - Indian Director

Luv Ranjan started his career as the director as well as the writer with the film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama. The film was based on the theme of bromance vs. romance. Everyone appreciated the concept, and the film earned a decent collection at the box office. Then he directed the second part of the movie, PKPN and it turned out to be a successful film in the theaters. In the year 2018, he came with his next movie, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. The low-budget film set a new record and becomes the first low-budget and non-cast film to earn over Rs. 100 crores.

R. Balki

R. Balki - Bollywood Director

R. Balki is a popular name in the list of popular Bollywood directors and has worked on the films, namely Cheeni Kam, Paa, English Vinglish, Ki & Ka, and Padman. The last one, Padman released in the year 2018 and starred Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte in the lead roles. It received positive reviews from the critics and earned an excellent amount in the theaters.

Ram Kumar Gupta

Raj Kumar Gupta - Bollywood Director

Ram Kumar Gupta is a critically acclaimed director, who is known for directing films namely Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. Both the films performed well at the box office, and manage to win the trust of the audience. He again directed Ajay Devgn starrer film, Raid and impressed everyone with his work. The low-budget movie grossed over Rs. 100 crores in its lifetime and the direction of the Raid was highly lauded by everyone.

Ahmed Khan

Ahmed Khan - Indian Director

Ahmed Khan is a multitalented personality and has worked as a choreographer, director, producer, and writer. As a director, he has worked on Lakeer, Fool n Final, and Baaghi 2. His first two films, could not manage to earn a big amount in the theaters. However, he got the chance to direct the sequel of the hit film, Baaghi. Tiger Shroff’s action film, Baaghi 2 released in 2018 and opened at the box office with a bang. This film took the highest opening ever by any Hindi film and crossed Rs. 150 crores in its lifetime. Ahmed Khan received positive reviews for his directorial work

Sidharth P Malhotra

Sidharth P Malhotra - Indian film Director

Sidharth P Malhotra contributed as a director in the movie, Hichki. The film performed well and earned around Rs. 45 crores at the box office. It managed to attract the urban audience to its theaters and the director Sidharth P Malhotra received positive reviews for his direction.

Shoojit Sircar

Shoojit Sircar - Bollywood Director

Shoojit Sircar has established himself as one of the most successful Bollywood directors. He is the one behind the famous films namely, Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, and Piku. Due to his innovative film direction, Shoojit has won many awards for his work. Recently, he directed the film October and gained positive reviews from all the leading critics of Bollywood. The Indian director has made an immense contribution to the progress of Hindi cinema.

Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani - Indian Director

Rajkumar Hirani has been active in the Hindi cinema for more than the last 15 years. His work is critically acclaimed by everyone and the Bollywood director has won many accolades in his career. Some of the popular films directed by him are Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 idiots, and PK. All the four movies have received a warm response at the box office and taught some important lessons to the audience. His movie, Pk became the first Hindi film to enter Rs. 300 crores club.

Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty - Bollywood Director

Rohit Shetty’s movies are popular for earning a humongous amount on the silver screens. He has made most of his films with the actor, Ajay Devgn and is responsible for the successful Golmaal franchise. Also, Rohit is known for making Hindi masala films. The famous and successful films by him are Chennai Express, Dilwale, Singham, Golmaal Series, to name a few.

Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan - Bollywood Director

One of the successful Bollywood directors is Kabir Khan. He majorly focuses on the films based on some cross-boundary issues. Amongst all his films, the popular ones are Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Phantom, and  Ek Tha Tiger. Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger are two of his films with Salman Khan, and both of them have earned a humongous amount on the silver screen.

So, this was the list of top 10 Bollywood directors who have impressed the audience with his work. Also, they have changed the trend of filmmaking and introduced some new creative aspects of direction to the Hindi cinema.

First Published on: 09:12 am - 30, Apr 2018
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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