Best Bollywood Directors Who Presented Brilliant Stories in 2018

Best Bollywood Directors Who Presented Brilliant Stories in 2018

23 Jun 19 @ 10:52 PM | By Nancy Gupta

Filmmaking is an art, and filmmakers the true artists who paint unique stories on the while canvas we call screen! For directors, a movie is just like any other thing, where there is a huge competition on selling and telling how their movie is best among the other films. To present one’s imagination on screen, to make the viewers feel their stories in front of their eyes, are two of the many other things that a filmmaker has to keep in mind before making a film. Every director hopes to leave a long lasting impression on viewers with their stories.

While some directors are in the business for money, some are true to their work and believes in presenting something unique to the cinephiles. It is the director’s duty to bring out the best in the actors. Having a vision with technical knowledge is the greatest quality of a filmmaker. If we take a look at the present few years the most notable and famous directors are Anurag Kashyap, Meghna Gulzar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and others.

Having said so much, it is true that a director is the most important pillar on which the success of the movie depends. Let’s take a look at the top directors of 2018 who presented some great stories on screen.

  1. Rajkumar Hirani - Sanju

    The hitmakers Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt did it again! But this time Sanjay was not Hirani’s hero for inspiration for his film. Rajkumar Hirani made a biopic on Sanjay Dutt titled as Sanju. The film showed the dark period of Sanjay Dutt’s life. Sanju went on to be listed as one of the highest openers of 2018. And well if we talk about casting, who can forget Ranbir Kapoor’s exact portrayal of Sanjay Dutt in the film.  

    Rajkumar Hirani - Sanju
    Rajkumar Hirani - Sanju
  2. Sriram Raghavan - Andhadun

    We can surely say that Andhadhun is how a thriller film should be! The movie has twists in every second and the credit goes to Sriram Raghavan’s direction and lead cast’s acting. Andhadhun will continue to be celebrated, as it is one of the best Bollywood thriller movies. A huge appreciation for Sriram Raghavan for bringing us such entreating and intriguing film.

    Sriram Raghavan - Andhadun
    Sriram Raghavan - Andhadun
  3. Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Padmaavat

    There is something brilliant about Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his passion for making period drama films. Sanjay’s 2018 film Padmaavat was a blockbuster hit amidst the huge controversies trying to tear it apart. Sanjay’s vision to create something marvellous on screen has always proved to be a treat for moviegoers. With visuals, colours, extremely beautiful outfits, Sanjay’s movies do wonders onscreen and Padmaavat is evident of that.

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Padmaavat
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Padmaavat
  4. Amar Kaushik - Stree

    Director Amar Kaushik’s Stree should be listed in one of the best movies that Bollywood ever produced. The horror-comedy film leaves an important message for everyone. The way movie starts out funny and soon becomes so intriguing is just an amazing cinematic experience. And we can only appreciate Amar Kaushik for his brilliant direction. Stree stars Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.

    Amar Kaushik - Stree
    Amar Kaushik - Stree
  5. Meghna Gulzar - Raazi

    Meghna Gulzar is one of the few female filmmakers who is giving a tough competition to the majority of male filmmakers. Meghna’s film Raazi is a biopic on Indian RAW agent Sehmat Khan. Meghna brought the best of Alia Bhatt in the film. And Meghna's direction had us all gripped to the screens.

    Meghna Gulzar - Raazi
    Meghna Gulzar - Raazi
  6. Amit Ravindernath Sharma - Badhaai Ho

    One of the biggest successful movies of 2018 was Badhaai Ho. This moderately small budget film emerged huge success and left even the big-budgeted and star-studded films behind in the race. Amit Ravindernath Sharma surely did wonders with his direction. The film was backed up with even wonderful acting by all the characters in the film.

    Amit Ravindernath Sharma - Badhaai Ho
    Amit Ravindernath Sharma - Badhaai Ho
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  8. R. Balki - Pad Man

    R. Balki is known for bringing up some unusual stories on screen. Balki’s last film Pad Man was based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an Indian social entrepreneur who introduced low-price sanitary pads. The film opened up about the awareness on menstrual hygiene which is still a taboo in India. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best films of all times and kudos to R. Balki for making a film on such social issue. The film had Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, and Sonam Kapoor in main roles. 

    R. Balki - Padman
    R. Balki - Padman
  9. Rohit Shetty - Simmba

    Rohit Shetty’s another cop drama came smashing in and kept on smashing at the ticket window. Starring Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood in lead roles, Simmba emerged as a ‘paisa-vasool’ movie. With Simmba, Rohit Shetty becomes Bollywood’s first director to have 8 movies in the 100-crore club! That is some serious business which Rohit’s vision of entertaining viewers does.

    Rohit Shetty - Simmba
    Rohit Shetty - Simmba
  10. Siddharth P Malhotra - Hichki

    Siddharth P Malhotra directional Hichki tells the story of a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome, a type of speech disorder. The film was based on Brad Cohen's autobiography. The movie can make the audience high with emotion and inspiration. Siddharth under his directional hat left no stones unturned that Hichki emerged as one of the best films of 2018. And also, Rani Mukerji upped her acting prowess with the film.

    Siddharth P Malhotra - Hichki
    Siddharth P Malhotra - Hichki