Top 10 Highest Paid Kollywood Directors 2022
Directors are known as the creative leads of the film, they are highly known for holding the creative vision throughout the whole process of making the film. South Directors are known for creating and directing a great number of films that became huge hits across the country. In this article, we have listed down the top 10 highest-paid Kollywood directors who are known for their brilliant works.
Atlee Kumar began his career at the age of 19 as an assistant director under the renowned director S. Shankar for the films such as Enthiran and Nanban, a remake of the blockbuster 3 idiots. Atlee received a great response from the audience for his Directorial Debut Raja Rani which became one of the most loved movies in the South States. He is listed among the top 10 highest-paid Kollywood Directors in 2022. Atlee Kumar holds a remuneration of around Rs.52 Crore per movie.
S.Shankar is known for directing a great number of blockbusters in Tamil Cinema. He is highly renowned and appreciated for his movies such as Boys, Aparichithudu, Robo, I, Indian, and others. He is yet another Kollywood director who is highly paid for his work. S.Shankar receives remuneration of Rs.40 to Rs.50 Crore. No wonder, he is regarded as one of the best filmmakers in the history of Indian cinema.
A.R.Murugadoss, one of the finest directors in Tamil Cinema is also listed among the top 10 highest-paid Kollywood Directors in 2022. He is well-known for his super hit direction of the movie ‘Ghajini’. Which received huge recognition across the country with its dubbed versions. Besides Ghajini, A.R.Murugadoss is also acknowledged for directing the blockbusters in Tamil Cinema such as Thuppaki, Darbar and Kaththi, and 7th Sense. A.R.Murugadoss holds a remuneration of Rs.25 to Rs.30 per movie.
4. Lokesh Kanagaraj
Lokesh Kanagaraj is widely known for his recent hits such as Kaithi and Vikram. This most prominent and successful young filmmaker has been receiving a huge appreciation for his massive direction and for creating an LCU – Lokesh Cinematic Universe. It is an Indian Tamil-language shared universe of Action Thriller films. Kanagaraj is also listed among one of the highest-paid Kollywood, Kanagaraju receives a remuneration of Rs.12 Crore to Rs.20 crore.
Vetrimaaran is yet another highest-paid Kollywood director in 2022. He is known for directing some of the masterpieces in Tamil Cinema. A few of his wonderful films include Asuran, Aadukalam, Paava Kadhaigal, and others. Vetrimaaran is paid a remuneration of Rs.6 to Rs.25 Crore Per movie.
Siva is not only a director but also a cinematographer who made his debut as a director in Tamil cinema with Siruthai, a remake of S.S.Rajamouli’s super hit ‘Vikramarkudu’. He is yet another highest-paid Kollywood director who earns a remuneration of Rs.12 Crore to Rs.18 Crore per movie. He is highly known for his films such as Vivegam and Vedalam.
7. Mohan Raja
Mohan Raja is also listed among the highest-paid Kollywood directors in 2022. Mohan Raja who is known as one of the finest directors earns a remuneration of Rs.10 per movie. He has directed some of the masterpieces in both Telugu and Tamil languages. Some of his major hits include Jayam, Hanuman Junction, Thani Oruvan, Santhosh Subramaniyam, and others.
H.Vinoth is yet another popular Tamil director who shot to fame with his very first movie Sathuranga Vettai. Vinoth earns a remuneration of around Rs. 7 Crore to Rs.10 Crore movie. Some of his highly appreciated films include Nerkonda Parvati, Valimai, and others.
9. Nelson Dilip Kumar
Nelson Dilip Kumar goes by his name Nelson is also one of the highest-paid Kollywood directors in 2020. He earns a remuneration of Rs.8 Crore, some of his famous movies are Beast, Kolamaavu Kokila, and Doctor, and is soon ready to hit the screen with his upcoming movie ‘Jailer’ with Rajinikanth.
10. Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam who recently made a comeback with the super hit Ponniyin Selvan – 1 is also one of the highest-paid Kollywood directors in 2022. He is known as the director who has revolutionized Tamil-Language cinema. He is known as one of the biggest and most respected directors in all of India. Mani Ratnam holds a remuneration of Rs.5 Crore to Rs.10 Crore.