Atlee To Loki: Top 10 Highest Paid Kollywood Directors In 2023
Kollywood now has new blood when it comes to directors. Directors like S Shankar & Mani Ratnam have ruled Tamil Movies from the late 90s to today. Now there are more young directors in Kollywood to name a few Lokeshs Kanagaraj, Pa Ranjith, Atlee, and more. Young Kollywood directors are ruling Tamil Industry with new stories, and filmmaking also they are earning huge with remunerations per movie.
Here are the top 10 Highest Paid Kollywood Directors In 2023
10. Pa Ranjith
Pa Ranjith who is the director and is in form with movies like Sarpatta, and Natchathiram Nagargirathu is currently directing a movie with Vikram. Also, he announced the Sarpatta sequel recently and he is charging around Rs 15-20 Cr per movie.
9. H. Vinoth
H. Vinoth got a huge flop with Thunivu in 2o23. But he is about to make a movie with Ajith in 2o23 again for the 4th time after Nerkonda Parvai and Valimai. Vinoth reportedly charges around Rs 20-25 Cr per movie.
8. Nelson Dilip Kumar
Nelson Dileep Kumar who delivered blockbusters with Kolamaavu Kokila, Doctor is got huge disaster with Thalapathy’s Beast. And he has joined hands with Superstar Rajini for the Jailer movie and he is reportedly charging around Rs 25-30 Cr per movie.
7. Karthik Subbaraj
Pizza, Petta, Mahaan, and Jagame Thanthiram director Karthik Subbaraj is charging around Rs 25-30 Cr per movie. He is currently shooting for Jigarthanda 2 Double X standalone sequel for the Jigarthanda movie.
Mass movie director Siva known for movies like Veeram, Vivegam, Viswasam, and Annatthee is charging around Rs 25-30 Cr per movie. Siva is doing a PAN-India project with actor Surya with a historical backdrop.
Vetrimaaran the director who is known for Hard Hitting movies Aadukalam, Visarnai, Vada Chennai, and Asuran is charging around Rs 30-40 Cr per movie.
4. Mani Ratnam
Legendary director of Indian Cinema our very own Mani Ratnam aka Mani Ratnam is charging around Rs 40-50 crore per movie. He is currently shooting for Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 which is scheduled for release on April 28, 2023.
3. Lokesh Kanagaraj
Kaithi, Vikram movies director is now the most wanted filmmaker in Kollywood after his Loki Cinematic Universe movies announcement. Lokesh who is already busy for the next 10 years with his timeline of movies is charging around Rs 40-50 Cr per movie.
Atlee the commercial filmmaker of Kollywood is headed to Bollywood to direct King Khan Shahrukh. After movies like Theri, Mersal, and Bigil now Atlee is doing a PAN-India movie with SRK and he is reportedly charging 50+ crores per Jawan movie.
1. S. Shankar
The showman of India, S Shankar is doing a movie with Kamal Haasan after 25 years. He is currently shooting for Indian 2 with Kamal and a movie with RRR hero Ram Charan. With 2 movies in hand, Shankar is reportedly charging nearly 60-75 crores per movie.