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4 directors whose debut films became a massive hit and made the audiences their fans instantly

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Directors can brilliantly touch a nerve and make you dive deep into your emotions through their impactful movies. While it takes years to master the craft, some are born storytellers. It is as if they didn’t choose the art form, the art form chose them.

So, here’s looking at four directors, whose debut films became a massive hit among the audience, owing to their innate quality.

Vinil Mathew

Riding high on the blockbuster success of ‘Haseen Dillruba’ (2021), Vinil Mathew’s debut ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ (2014) has earned the status of cult film over the years. The unconventional love story left the audience and critics impressed by the director’s sharp eye for human relationship nuances and courage to represent his stars in a new mould.

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Ayan Mukherjee

Ayan Mukherjee’s ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009) is counted amongst the most loved films. It took the audience on a nostalgic train and made them reminisce about their college life. From moving into a new city to finding one’s voice in the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, the director brilliantly captured the world from a young person’s lens.

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Farhan Akhtar

Even after twenty one years of its release, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001) is still one of the most relatable and progressive takes on college, love and friendship. Farhan Akhtar’s drama still flaunts the badge of the youngster’s film. The leading director left an indelible mark on the audience with his very first venture, owing to his full arched characters.

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Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani developed a franchise film with his debut, ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ (2003). The blockbuster comedy-drama broke the box office by minting record-breaking numbers. Apart from that, Munna Bhai and Circuit are still hailed as some of the iconic characters crafted by the director.

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Sidharth and Kiara at Dada Saheb Phalke Awards

Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan recreates Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara at Farhan’s wedding