India is known to produce over-the-top movies with staggering and (sometimes unbelievable budgets). The list of the most expensive Indian movies keeps getting higher with every passing year. Right from Dharma Productions to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Indian movies have climbed the ladder with more screens and rise in movie tickets. Nowadays, most production houses spend big bucks on blockbuster movies. It means that most expensive Indian movies have great proportional to its production budget.
Here are 10 most expensive Indian-movies which did well at the box office and some haven’t even released yet!
1. 2.0 (expected 2018)
2.0 (Robot 2) starring south superstar Rajnikanth and Bollywood’s action hero Akshay Kumar is a sequel to the Indian science fiction Robot. Shot extensively in 3D with VFX technology, the movie’s production is a whooping Rs 450 crore plus. Check out this expensive Indian movie’s short teaser:
2. Baahubali 2: The conclusion (2017)
This 2017 blockbuster movie featured alot of top-of-the range VFX effects, integrated into the movie’s expensive budget. While some of the lavish effects were lauded, Baahubali 2 is still best remembered for its leading actors and their stellar performances. This historical movie of Indian cinema was made at a cost of around Rs 250 crore. In case you missed, watch this expensive Indian movie’s trailer here:
3. Thalapathy 62 (expected November 2018)
This upcoming November release is an Indian-Tamil action thriller film which has been co-written and directed by AR Murugadoss. It stars Vijay, Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as main leads. Thalapathy 62 is a political drama which is another expensive Indian movie with a 200 crore+ budget. It has been produced at a budget of Rs 240 crore. Watch the trailer here:
4. Thugs of Hindustan (expected November 2018)
Just 10 days ago, the leading actor of ‘Thugs of Hindustan’, Aamir Khan, announced that the movie will be released in IMAX theatres worldwide. Starring legend Amitabh Bachchan, this movie’s main budget would have been costlier because of such heavy weights. This movie is pitched as Yash Raj Film’s most expensive film till date, having being produced at a budget of Rs 210 crore. Watch the official trailer here:
5. Padmavat (2018)
Though period-drama ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to change his movie’s name from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’, his movies always enter the ‘most expensive Indian movies’ bracket. The award-winning director spent a bomb on those grand film sets, historical settings, period costumes and of course, the huge cast of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The producers spent a budget of almost Rs 200 crore. Here’s the trailer for you:
6. Baahubali: The beginning (2015)
The prequel to Baahubali 2: The conclusion, this movie definitely spent a huge amount in its production as well. Even the conclusion part was made at a budget of Rs 250 crore, the producers spent Rs 180 crore in the first instalment. It still makes the movie in the list of ‘most expensive Indian movies’ till date. Watch the trailer to know why so much was spent after all:
7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
This unforgettable movie did star the crore-budget Salman Khan but it failed at the box office. Despite spending at Rs 180 crore, it was best to just let this movie pass. Sonam Kapoor‘s acting as princess Maithalli didn’t help the film’s budget much and the typical Sooraj Barjatya movie didn’t appeal to the masses. Have a look at the trailer if you think otherwise:
8. Dhoom 3 (2013)
Even though Dhoom 3 starred the most talented of Khan’s, Aamir Khan, it still features in the most expensive Indian movie list. The only disappointing Aamir Khan movie which one can rememeber is this one and it’s Rs 175 crore budget pinches even more. Those bike stunts and fiery scenes didn’t help much and only led to a sulking audience. Here it is for you:
9. Dilwale (2015)
This incredibly useless movie almost tops the list of ‘shitty’ Indian movies but was made at a budget of Rs 165 crore. SRK-Kajol combo didn’t help this ship to sail through but the movie was made at such a high cost. Harry Baweja didn’t mind spending on casting big names like them. Red chillies will remember this failure for long time to come:
10. Bang Bang! (2014)
Last but not the least, Bang Bang! starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif was a definitive no-brainer, agreed. However, even this disappointment features in the coveted list of most expensive Indian movies, at a budget of Rs 160 crore. Check out the trailer:
That list surely gives an insight into big budget films and their success ratio. Which one was your favourite? Tell us in the comments.