Top 10 Most Expensive Indian Movies
The Indian film industry is known for its grand, and glamorous films. It is one of the biggest film industries in the world that, with its grandeur, raises the budget of the films. High-budget films also attract large masses of crowds generating a ton of money. From RRR to Jawan, Thugs of Hindostan, and Adipurush, here are the most expensive films ever produced in India.
Here is the list of Top 10 Most Expensive Indian Movies
A movie based on Hindu mythology starring Prabhas and Kriti Senon was supposed to be a super hit. The movie was full of VFX and special effects and this was the main selling point of the film. The movie was made on a budget of Rs. 600 Crore. However, the film faced a lot of backlash and hate from the audience.
The most hyped, Rs 600 crore banger, RRR is one of the best films ever produced. The movie was directed by SS Rajamouli and starred Junior NTR and Ram Charan. It was nominated for the Oscars and the movie won it for its song Natu Natu.
The movie featured two of the mega stars of the Indian film industry Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar. The movie is a sequel to a sci-fi movie Robot. It was made on a budget of Rs.575 crore and released in 2018. The movie tries to give a good message to society. The story starts when mobile phones start to flee out of the hands of the residents of Chennai, Doctor Vaseegaran and his android assistant, Nila, are called to the recovery; together, they face the esoteric powers of Pakshi Rajan.
4. Ponniyin Selvan-1
PS-1 or Ponniyin Selvan is the most expensive movie ever made in India. It was directed by Mani Ratnam and was released in 2022. The grand shooting of the drama cost around Rs. 500 Crores. The movie stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and others in crucial roles. The story of the film is based on a Tamil novel.
5. Pushpa: The Rise
Director Sukumar directed a masterpiece named Pushpa The Rise, an action thriller. The film was made on a budget of Rs. 400 crores, making it an expensive movie. Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna play important roles in the film. The film revolves around a worker named Pushpa who makes rivals as he advances in the world of red sandalwood smuggling. However, brutality erupts when the police try to bring down his unlawful business.
When a South Indian superstar features in a film, then it being a high-budget one is quite obvious. The movie Saaho is yet another action thriller, with Bahubali’s hero Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor as the protagonists of the film. The film was made on a budget of 350 crores. The plot of the film is about a secret cop who goes on a task to capture a gang of thieves.
7. Thugs of Hindostan
The Multi-Starrer high-budget most anticipated film, Thugs of Hindostan was released in 2018. The expectations from the film were very high because it had Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachan, and Katrin Kaif as the leads. Made on a budget of Rs.310 crore the story of the film revolves around Firangi, a thug, who is appointed by the East India Company, who advises him to penetrate their enemy, Azaad, and his group of thieves. Firangi is torn between saving and betraying the thieves.
The 2023 action-packed thriller starring Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most expensive films made in Bollywood. The film, produced by Gauri Khan under the Red Chillies Studios, is estimated to have a budget of 300 crores as per reports. The film was released on September 7 in theatres in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages.
9. Radhe Shyaam
Yet another Prabhas movie is on the list. Prabhas and Pooja Hegde starrer Radhe Shyaam was a romantic drama based in the 1960s. The anticipated budget for the movie was Rs 300 Crore.
10. Samrat Prithviraj
A 300-crore historical movie, placed in the 12th Century, is a magnificent narration of the heroics of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, one of India's most prominent emperors. He is known for his courage and sacrifices for the country and his undying love story with Princess Sanyogita. Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan also fought against the powerful Mohammed Ghori of Ghazni, humiliating his vicious plans of ruling India. The movie had Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, and Ashutosh Rana as the lead.
The Bottom Line
The production of some of the most expensive films ever made is a testament to the Indian film industry's incredible growth and transformation over the years. These cinematic extravaganzas have enthralled viewers both domestically and abroad while pushing the limits of storyline and visual effects. These top 10 most expensive Indian films demonstrate the industry's ambition and capacity to produce grand spectacles that have a long-lasting effect on the film industry, even though production costs are still rising. It is fascinating to think about what the future holds for Indian cinema, where the pursuit of cinematic perfection knows no bounds as technology develops and innovative minds continue to invent.