A few months back, UAE billionaire BR Shetty decided to spend Rs 1000 crore (Rs 10 Billion) in India's biggest ever motion picture called 'The Mahabharata'.
Well, it is obvious, the VFX, the production cost, the expenses of sets and technical types of equipment, the more the director uses these, the more expensive the movie gets. In this year blockbuster, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, S.S. Rajamouli left no stone unturned to surprise the audience, and I guess you know pretty well, how it turned out in the end.
After looking all these things, I thought why not let you all also know about the most expensive movies that are being produced in the country till now. So here is the list.
Spyder is a 2017 Indian spy thriller film directed and written by AR Murugadoss starring Mahesh Babu, S. J. Surya and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles. According to the sources, Spyder took the total budget of ₹120 crore (₹1.2 billion).
A 2010 Indian Tamil-language science fiction film directed by S. Shankar, Enthiran (Robot) starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles. According to sources, the film was released in 2,250 theatres worldwide with an estimated budget of ₹1.32 billion (₹132 crore).
Bajirao Mastani is a 2015 Indian epic historical romance film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The stars were Ranveer Singh as Bajirao and Deepika Padukone as Mastani, with Priyanka Chopra playing Bajirao's first wife Kashibai. One of the most expensive Hindi films ever made, Bajirao Mastani took the total budget of ₹145 crore (₹1.45 billion).
Happy New Year is a 2014 Indian heist comedy-drama film directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The film has an ensemble cast, which includes Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff. According to the sources, the estimated budget of the film was ₹150 crore (₹1.5 billion).
Bang Bang! is a 2014 Indian action comedy film directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Fox Star Studios. The film is an official remake of the Hollywood film Knight and Day and features Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. Made with the budget of ₹160 crore (₹1.6 billion), domestically, Bang Bang! received mixed reviews from critics.
A 2015 Indian romantic action film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Gauri Khan and Rohit Shetty under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions respectively, Dilwale starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. Made with the overall budget of ₹165 crore (₹1.65 billion), Dilwale has grossed over ₹372 crore (US$58 million) worldwide. According to the sources, it became the second highest-grossing film starring Shah Rukh Khan after Chennai Express, also directed by Shetty.
The third installment of the Dhoom series, Dhoom 3, features Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. Made on a budget of ₹175 crore (US$27 million), it was the most expensive film until it was beaten by Baahubali: The Beginning.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles. This is the fourth collaboration between Barjatya and Khan after their previous films Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, and Hum Saath Saath Hain. According to the sources, the overall budget of the movie was ₹180 crore (₹1.8 billion).
Now it's time to know the top two most expensive movies of Indian cinema...
An Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli, Baahubali: The Beginning was a ₹180 crore (₹1.8 billion) budget movie. According to the sources, the worldwide box office gross of ₹650 crore (₹6.5 billion), it became the highest-grossing film in India and the third-highest grossing Indian film worldwide, and the highest-grossing South Indian film at the time of its release.
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion starred major actors from Tollywood industry with Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Sathyaraj in lead roles. Initially, both parts were produced on a joint budget of ₹250 crore (₹2.5 billion) but the budget of the second part was later increased.
According to the sources, it is the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approximately ₹800 crore (₹8 Billion) worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first ever Indian film to gross over ₹1,000 crore (₹10 billion) in all languages, doing so in just ten days The total box office collection by the movie is ₹1725 crore (₹17.25 billion).
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