The Indian movie industry is one of the most diverse movie industries in the world. We are known for splurging some pretty hefty amounts to create a spectacular experience for the audience. Regal sets cost producers blindingly large sums of money. But that has never been an excuse to not create a stellar visual treat for their audiences. Here is your list of the top ten most expensive production budgets from the Indian movie industry:
10. Sultan : ₹145 Crores
A Salman Khan mega blockbuster, Sultan smashed the box office when it came out. The movie spans around a famous Indian wrestler who gave up his passion of wrestling long back. It is an underdog tale of rigour, family and love. Upon getting an opportunity to revive his passion, Sultan doesn’t let go of it. Also starring Bollywood megastar, Anushka Sharma, the movie stole hearts of many.
9. Happy New Year : ₹150 Crores
The Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer is an absolute entertainer. Filmed in breathtaking locations like Dubai, the movie was an absolute visual treat. Other big names of Bollywood such as Boman Irani and Abhishek Bachchan star studded the movie. Happy New Year was directed by Farah Khan and was produced by King Khan’s better half, Gauri Khan.
8. Bang Bang! : ₹160 Crores
This action packed Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer has thrilled its audiences with its incredible filmmaking. From breathtaking locations to outstanding sets, the action blockbuster had it all. The film had been shot all over the globe which included places like Greece, Czech Republic, the UAE and India. Some of the action scenes included a Formula One car zipping through the streets, Hrithik jetting 30 feet above the water, stunts with jet skis and motor boats, and so much more.
7. Dilwale : ₹165 Crores
This Red Chillies Production starred the Bollywood’s biggest. The likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon star studded Dilwale. A Rohit Shetty blockbuster, the movie spans around Raj and Meera who hopelessly fell in love but had to part ways due to their family rivalries. Ffteen years later, destiny rebonds them as their siblings, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, fall in love.
6. Dhoom 3 : ₹175 Crores
When Aamir Khan teamed up with Katrina Kaif to be part of Bollywood’s most epic action series, the budget did justice to it. From high-end bikes to posh locations, Dhoom 3 was an impressively produced action blockbuster. Leaving no stones unturned, we saw Aamir Khan perform some stellar stunts. Abhishek Bachchan played the super cop along with the hilarious performance by Uday Chopra. Dhoom 3 is a true entertainer and had a monstrous budget to create what we saw.
5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo : ₹180 Crores
The Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor starrer treated its audiences with some of the most regal sets ever produced in Bollywood. Khan played Prem, who replaces prince Yuvraj Vijay Singh just before his crowning. Princess Maithili is engaged with Prince Vijay but finds herself falling in love with Prem. From elaborate palaces to immense production sets for musicals, the Salman Khan blockbuster had it all.
4. Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion : ₹195 Crores
India’s most expensive franchise wowed the audiences with the sequel. The movie was all about scale, lavish sets and thrilling visuals. It’s been the talk of the industry for months. The bold budget came from a small TV production house, Arka Mediaworks from Telengana. The movie created a mythological magnum opus set in the fictional kingdom of Mahismati. The plot revolved around the face-off between two formidable cousins as its primary focus.
3. Tiger Zinda Hai : ₹210 Crores
A star studded sequel to the major action series from Bollywood spent lavish amounts of money to produce the blockbuster. Being one of the costliest films from Yash Raj Films, the movie was a stunning sequel and surpassed all expectations. From stunning locations to remarkable actions sequences, Tiger Zinda Hai ticked all boxes.
2. Padmaavat : ₹215 Crores
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for creating exceptionally regal sets for his movies. With his latest period drama, Padmaavat, the director has seriously upped his game to another level. Every scene of the movie screams grandeur and lavishness. The movie is a spectacular visual treat. Deepike Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor gave stunning performances in the movie.
1. 2.0 : ₹450 Crores
When the biggest superstar of India, Rajnikanth clubs with the rugged Bollywood megastar, the result would be nothing less than legendary. Breaking all limits, 2.0 has an estimated budget of around ₹450 Crores. We have gotten a sneak peek at the looks of the actors, and they are nothing less than stunning. We cannot wait to watch the two on screen when the movie releases on April 14 2018!
So there you have it! The Indian film industry never has never let numbers stand in the way of creating a great experience for its audiences. And now you have the proof!
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