There is a reason why we call our directors 'captain of the ship'. A movie might have Crores of rupees spent on it, it might have the biggest of stars, but it is the director who is always responsible for the outcome of a film.
Ultimately, a film industry's success can be attributed to the efforts put in by its directors. In that regard, the future of Tamil cinema is in safe hands as Kollywood is blessed with some amazingly talented young directors who have begun well. These 5 film-makers might go on to rule Tamil cinema in the near future.
This 33-year-old film-maker struck gold with his very first feature film. His second film Jigarthanda, not only did make the critics happy, but also fared exceptionally well at the box office.
As a movie lover, you can hardly guess what kind of movie this exciting director will come up with next and there lies his success.
As a director, Manikandan might just have one film under his belt, but boy, hasn't he started well? Kaaka Muttai, his first movie was equally poetic and thought-provoking.
If his second movie Aandavan Kattalai turns out to be like anything close to his first, then we are talking about a serious film-maker, to look out for in the future.
This journalist-turned-director has the gift of instilling soul into his film with ease.
If his first movie Cuckoo helped us see the hidden through the eyes of its characters, his yet to be released second film Joker, has already aroused the interest of many movie buffs.
If there is one director who has handled some of Kollywood's biggest stars at the age of 29, it has to be Atlee.
After dishing out a 100 Crore club movie in just his second attempt, Atlee makes you believe that he is destined to become one of Tamil cinema's best commercial directors in the future.
Shakti Soundar Rajan
This choice may surprise you, but Shakti is one of those directors who might be responsible in taking Kollywood to the next level, for his dreams are out of this world, literally.
After Miruthan, Tamil cinema's first zombie movie, this film-maker is planning to set his next flick against the backdrop of outer space. Exciting enough, isn't it?