Ajay Devgn

Where: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Why: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is Ajay Devgn’s 100th Hindi film. Though the Hindi film’s politics is debatable, with a massive box office collection of over 200 crore, Tanhaji is his most profitable film ever. The 51-year-old actor, who also produced the film, brought on board filmmaker Om Raut (who made his Hindi debut) and together they created an experience that gave the Bollywood historical a fresh spin. Devgn’s enduring success as a leading man even after 30 years is what makes him disruptive.



Jaideep Ahlawat

With Paatal Lok, he disrupted the notion that the lead role can only be played by a star


Vinod Kamble

His Hindi film Kastoori disrupts the idea of a message movie


Rakshit Shetty

Starred and co-wrote Avane Srimannarayana, a one-of-a-kind masala Kannada movie


Satyadev Kancharana

In Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya, he brought a sweetness you hardly find in today’s leading men