The actors are the only ones who get credit for the failure or success of the film. The unsaid hero that remains is the director of that movie. It has to be understood that an actor becomes a star when its director plays a part. Movie-making is not an easy task. Most directors who gave successful movies in their careers would have struggled at one point when their films failed to perform well upon release. Today we bring Twenty such directors who have never seen a flop to date at the box office.
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Directors with No Flop Movie records to date
Vetrimaaran started his directorial debut in 2007 via ‘Polladhavan’. Since then, this director has given hit movies such as Adukalam, Visaranai, Vada Chennai, and Asuran. Four out of his total five movies had actor Dhanush in the lead.
2. Rajkumar Hirani
The 3 Idiots director is the most favorable film director in India. He made a Hindi film debut in 2003 with Munna Bhai MBBS and after that, Hirani has never looked back. Every single movie directed by Hirani becomes bigger than the last one. The master of mainstream cinema.
3. S.S. Rajamouli
Rajamouli ventured into films by directing the Telugu film Student No.1 in 2001, starring Jr. NTR, Gajala, and Rajeev Kanakala. S.S. Rajamouli has the 100% Success Ratio with all Blockbuster Hits. Baahubali make Rajamouli famous nationwide and with RRR he became internationally famous. In 2016, he was respected with the Padma Shri.
4. S. Shankar
Shankar is an Indian film director and producer who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He made his debut in Gentleman (1993). Starting his career in 1993 with Tamil Cinema, Shankar rose to fame with his back-to-back superhit films in the first and second decades of the 21st century.
5. Rakesh Roshan
Rakesh Roshan walks on his own path. He debuted as a director in 1987 with the movie ‘Khudgarz’. He is the director with whom the parents and kids both can connect. Since 1987, Rakesh Roshan has not delivered a single flop.
He has primarily worked in the Telugu film industry. His directorial debut film, Arya (2004), its success catapulted him to stardom. Sukumar is known for his complex, multi-layered screenplays, which earned him the reputation of being an intelligent screenwriter. Since Arya, Sukumar has not delivered a single flop.
7. AR Murugadoss
AR Murugadoss made his directorial debut with the 2001 Tamil action-drama film ‘Dheena’, and rose to prominence with the critical and commercial success of the psychological thriller film Ghajini (2005). Murugadoss has since helmed a number of blockbusters in both Kollywood and Bollywood.
8. Karan Johar
Karan Johar entered the industry as an assistant director of ‘Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ and later made his debut in 1998 with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ which was a massive blockbuster. He followed that up with another blockbuster in the form of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Since K3G, Karan has never delivered any commercial failure at the box office.
9. Atlee Kumar
Atlee made his movie debut via ‘Raja Rani’ which had Arya, Nayanthara, Jai and Nazriya in the lead. Following its success, the director gave three superhit movies – Theri, Mersal, and Bigil – with Thalapathy Vijay in the lead.
10. Lokesh Kanagaraj
He started his career with a short film in the 2016 anthology Aviyal. He later directed his first feature film Maanagaram (2017). The Lokesh Cinematic Universe consists of the critically and commercially successful movies Kaithi (2019) and Vikram (2022). His upcoming film ‘Leo’ marks his second collaboration with Vijay after Master (2021).
11. Siddharth Anand
Siddharth comes from a renowned Bollywood family. Coming from the camp of Yash Raj Films, the Pathaan director is amongst the most commercially viable filmmakers.
12. Koratala Siva
Koratala Siva is an Indian film director and screenplay writer who works in the Telugu film industry. He made his debut as a screenplay writer and dialogue writer for the film Bhadra (2005) and made his directorial debut with the film Mirchi (2013). In 2015, he directed ‘Srimanthudu’ and became the second highest-grossing Telugu film at the time. Koratala has never delivered any commercial failure at the box office.
13. Neeraj Pandey
Neeraj Pandey is an acclaimed Indian director. The director started off his career with A Wednesday which proved to be a surprise hit and followed it up with Special 26 which again did the trick with the audiences.
14. Prashanth Neel
Ugramm was a decent outing for Prashanth Neel. Then came KGF, which took the entire India by storm. Seems like he is not going to stop any soon. He is going to deliver blockbusters like SS Rajamouli.
15. Ali Zafar Khan
Ali started his career as a director with the romantic comedy ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ in 2011. His first two films may not be able to be to such a big hit in the industry. But, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Gunday did manage to get commercial success at the box office.
16. H. Vinoth
H. Vinoth is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and story writer who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. Who made his directorial debut with Sathuranga Vettai (2014) next venture Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru with actor Karthi was the biggest blockbuster of that year. Soon after his initial two blockbuster films, he teamed up with Kollywood’s top star, Ajith Kumar, for three consecutive films. This collaboration helped him establish himself as a remarkable filmmaker and brought him critical praise and widespread recognition.
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17. Vamshi Paidipally
He made his directorial debut with Prabhas-starrer Munna (2007). It was an average venture at the box office. He later directed Brindavanam starring NTR Jr which was a commercial success. Since 2007 Vamsi has not delivered a single flop.
18. Anil Ravipudi
He made his directorial debut with the action comedy Pataas (2015). He made six movies so far, and every movie of his made money at the box office.
19. Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Sandeep made 2 films so far, mean Arjun Reddy in Telugu and Kabir Singh in Hindi. It’s one story. But he delivered blockbusters in Telugu and Hindi with the same story. He is coming with Animal to destroy the box office again.
20. Ayan Mukerji
Ayan is one of the youngest directors in Bollywood. Mukerji made his directorial debut at the age of 26 with the coming-of-age comedy Wake Up Sid (2009). His all films to date are with Ranbir Kapoor.
These are the directors who never gave a flop – These directors surely have some magic that they have never failed. All we hope is that they keep doing this great work.