Telugu cinema has been witnessing drastic changes in the filmmaker process for the past decade or so. Apart from established star directors like Rajamouli, Trivikram, Koratala Siva, Boyapati Seenu, Puri Jagannadh, Sukumar among others, the new age directors are proving their capabilities by exploring versatile concepts. Now, we bring you the list of Best Telugu Movie Directors(Decade).
List of Best Telugu Movie Directors of Decade Till 2021
Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Made his directorial debut with the 2017 path-breaking love story, Arjun Reddy, Sandeep has caught the industry attention with his style of narration and treatment. He later remade the same film in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor and scored a massive blockbuster. Currently, the talented director is working on a Bollywood project with Ranbir Kapoor. Titled Animal, the film is expected to hit the screens sometime in 2022. Later, Sandeep will be joining forces with pan-India star Prabhas for a stylish entertainer titled, Spirit.
Made his directorial debut with the 2013 film, Swamy Ra Ra, Sudheer scored a blockbuster success with his first film. To date, Sudheer directed four films and produced a web film, Super Over. He even penned dialogues for the 2018 film, Kirrak Party. Currently, Sudheer Varma is gearing up to direct mass hero Ravi Teja for a film titled, Ravanasura. The film is expected to go on the floors in this month itself.
Started his directorial career with the 2014 film, Karthikeya, Chandu has impressed the audience with his style of taking and narration. Though his next two projects Premam and Savyasachi failed to click at the box office, the creative director is keen on bounding back with his ongoing project, Karthikeya 2 with hero Nikhil. Chandu Mondeti won Filmfare Award and Utsavam Award in the Best Director category for Karthikeya movie.
Made his directorial debut with the 2017 film, Mental Madhilo, Vivek Athreya scored a super hit with his second film, Brochevarwvarura that was released in 2019. Currently, the talented director is working on a film titled, Ante Sundaraniki with Natural Star Nani. Vivek Athreya won the 7th SIIMA Award, Zee Cine Award in the Best Director category for Mental Madhilo and Brochevarwvarura films respectively.
Made his directorial debut with the 2018 film, Taxiwaala, Rahul Sankrityan has directed Nani for Shyam Singha Roy project. The movie is slated to hit the screens on December 24th.
Swaroop RSJ started his directorial career with the 2019 film, Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya and scored a blockbuster success. Later, for his second project, Swaroop RSJ did a children film titled, Mishan Impossible. The movie is yet to hit the screens.
Nag Ashwin is one director who has been continuously exploring versatile concepts. Made his directorial debut with the 2015 film, Yevade Subrahmanyam, Nag Ashwin caught the industry attention with his style of narration. Later, he made a biopic on legendary actress Savitri and scored a massive success. Currently, he is working on a pan-India project titled, Project K with Prabhas. For Yevade Subrahmanyam, Nag Ashwin won the state presented Nandi Award in the Best Debut director category. He also won the 5th SIIMA Award as the best director for the same film. For Mahanati, Nag Ashwin won the Best Director award in the 66th National award, Filmfare award and many regional awards.
Made his directorial debut with the 2016 film, Pelli Choopulu, Tharun Bhascker later directed youthful entertainer, Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi as his second film. He even directed a segment in the Netflix anthology, Pitta Kathalu. Apart from directing and writing dialogues, Tharun Bhascker has taken up the actor job also. He acted in the 2019 film, Meeku Maathrame Cheptha in the lead role. Even actes in films such as Falaknuma Das, Mahanati in cameo roles. Awards-wise, Tharun won the National Film Award, Filmfare and many regional awards as the Best screenplay writer and Best Director category for Pelli Choopulu.
Made his directorial debut with the 2016 film, Kshanam, Ravikanth scored a super hit with his debut film itself. Later, he proved his mettle with the 2020 direct OTT release ( Netflix), Krishna and his Leela. Apart from writing and directing films, Ravikanth Perepu is also a film editor. In 2016, Ravikanth won the Best Screenplay writer Nandi award.
Shiva Nirvana made his directorial debut with the 2017 film, Ninnu Kori and tasted success with his first film itself. He made Majili as his second project with Naga Chaitanya and Samantha. Touted as a family drama, the film ended up as a massive blockbuster at the box office. For his third film, Shiva Nirvana made a rural drama titled, Tuck Jagadish with his first hero Nani. The film had a direct OTT release on Amazon Prime Video but failed to impress the Amazon subscribers. Currently, he is working on the script for his fourth film. Details are expected to be out soon.