Learning is an art best done through the right teacher and Kollywood is filled with some of the best people who carry on the legacy of their masters.

Be it able directors, cinematographers or dance masters, everyone have their own Sishyan who proved their mettle in the highly competitive environment.

K Balachander - Rajini & Kamal

Needs no introduction! K Balachander is the king of filmmaking who not only pioneered new cinema but also gave two gems for Kollywood, Kamal and Rajinikanth. They are the leaders of the industry now and sensible seniors who are pushing the industry further with Endhiran 2.0 and Vishwaroopam 2.

Balu Mahendra - Bala & Vettrimaran

The industry couldn’t have asked for better directors! Bala is one of the most iconic directors of Kollywood and he learned his craft from Balu Mahendra. An equally skilled person is director Vettrimaran who’s done just three films but is a strong contender.

Shankar - Atlee

No one could make so much noise with just three films but Atlee has captured the attention of audience, in a good way. He’s got Mersal coming and already did two films with Vijay. Shankar’s assistants have always stood apart and Atlee is easily on the top right now.