Satyajeet Ray

India was the only country in the east the Lumiere Brothers visited to popularise their invention, the cinematograph. In terms of Quality and standards , one man took the art form to the pinnacle of greatness. He has had worthy successors since but the breadth of vision , fidelity to details and sustained creativity remain the distinguishing marks of the pioneer.

Mrinal Sen

His films echoed his philosophy of Cinema. It was a human endeavor good or bad that had to be evaluated in the social milieu. His 'Bhuvan Shome" won him the place among all the greats.

Shyam Benegal

The voice of protest that was heard in Bengali and Kannada films was surrounded in Hindi through Shyam Benegal , Feudalism social inequality accompanying cruelty , Benegal protested against all this.

He often used women as his protagonists, as symbols of the oppressed and their rise to rebellion against prevailing conditions. 

Govind Nihlani

Govind Nihlani's 'Akrosh ' in its plot , imagination and creation set a new trend in Indian cinema. His films questioned the existing social structures and prevalent injustice. He focused his camera on law justice and corrupt police system in 'Ardha Satya' the hollowness of the elitist intellectuals in 'Party' trade unionism in 'Aaghat ' communal politics in 'Tamas'  and Terrorism in 'Drohkaal.'

Adoor Gopalkrishnan

Adoor Gopalkrishnan has written and directed eight feature films and over two dozen documentaries and short films. The National award for Best Director has gone to Adoor four times. He won the prestigious British film institute award for his film 'Eliooathayam'. His book 'Cinemayude Lokam' also won the National Award for Best Book on cinema in 1983.

Kamal Hassan

The versatile actor is the recipient of the Best Actor for 1996 National Film Awards. This award was for his fascinating performance in the Tamil film Indian (whose Hindi version was Hindustani). In his 37-year career in films, he has bagged 15 Filmfare and 2 National awards. Producer of controversial film Hey Ram. He has come a long way as an actor, producer and director.

  • Raj Kapoor
  • Guru Dutta
  • Mani Ratnam
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Bimal Roy
  • Deepa Mehta
  • Kalpana Lazmi
  • Gulzar
  • Shekhar Kapoor

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