It is a significant milestone for the Indian film industry when a film like Newton (2017) is selected as the official entry from India for the foreign language film category at the 90th academy awards. Similarly, when Mukti Bhawan wins several international awards in spite of it being a film by a debutant director Shubhashish Bhutiani, it can be considered as a positive new wave of change from the stereotypical and regressive thought of looking at films. Secret Superstar – a film by another debutant Advait Chandan was nominated in ten categories in 63rd Filmfare awards out of which it won three. Looking at the number of films made every year with different subjects and backgrounds, one can be really hopeful to experience a visual and cinematic treat in the future. Thanks to the talented and thoughtful directors and story tellers who have something different, something out of the box to offer to their audience. Below, we have listed some of the most underrated directors of recent times which we have to look out for in 2018.