The Indian Film Industry is one of the biggest film industries in the world with a value of more than Rs 15,500 Crore. The history of the Indian Film Industry dates back to the year 1913, when Raja Harishchandra, the first silent movie was made. But the first movie with sound was Alam Ara, which came in the year 1931. Alam Ara generated good revenue, which signified that Film Industry has a long way to go.
|1.||Bahubali||Tamil and Telugu||2015||Rs 260 Crore|
|2.||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Hindi||2015||Rs 180 Crore|
|3.||Dhoom 3||Hindi||2013||Rs 175 Crore|
|4.||Bang Bang||Hindi||2014||Rs 160 Crore|
|5.||Happy New Year||Hindi||2014||Rs 150 Crore|
|6.||Bajirao Mastani||Hindi||2015||Rs 145 Crore|
|7.||Sultan||Hindi||2016||Rs 140 Crore|
|8.||Kick||Hindi||2014||Rs 140 Crore|
|9.||Mohenjo Daro||Hindi||2016||Rs 138 Crore|
|10.||Enthiran||Tamil||2010||Rs 132 Crore|
During 1930s, the Indian Film Industry produced 200 films per year, which today has increased to more than 1,600 films per year. Also, the total number of film tickets sold in India is more than 260 Crore, which shows the extent of popularity of films in India. Indian Films not only generate revenue from India but also generate a good amount of revenue from USA, China, UK and many other countries. Released in the year 2014, PK is the Indian Film with the highest overseas collection of more than Rs 240 Crores.
Every year one or the other movie is released, that smashes the previous year’s records in terms of budget, overseas collection and total collection. The huge success of films has led to the increase in the budget of films with each passing year. There are many films that are made using world-class special effects and other features, which require a huge amount of money.
Proving to be one of the best source of entertainment, movies which have been big budget ones stands highest in the order. We have rounded up the list of Top 10 most Expensive Movies in India till 2017, here have a look!
Released in the year 2010. Directed by S. Shankar, Enthiran is a Tamil Movie, which won two National Film Awards. This film was dubbed in Hindi and Telugu and both of the versions performed well.
The film took the visual effects of the Indian Films to a next level and the budget for visual effects was about Rs 20 Crore. The total revenue grossed by the film was more than Rs 250 Crore, which made it one of the highest grossing Tamil Films.
Budget: Rs 135 Crore
9. Mohenjo Daro
This movie has secured the ninth position in the list of Top 10 most Expensive Movies in India till 2017.
From the studio of Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Private Limited and Mohenja Daro was released in the year 2016. The movie is an Indian epic romantic adventurous movie which was produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur that has star cast as Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde.
The plot of the movie is set in 2016 BC at the height of Indus Valley Civilisation which is a story of a farmer who travels the city of Mohenja Daro, falls for a high status woman and fights againsts overwhelming odds the city faced in wake of saving their civilisation.
Budget: Rs 140 Crore
A cinematic extravaganza, Kick is a 2014 Indian action film produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala.
It is a remake of a Telugu movie Kick which was released in 2009. The film features Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, as a supporting role.
There are a plethora of elements like action, drama, romance, song & dance. Kick has been placed sixth in the list of Top 10 most Expensive Movies in India till 2017.
Budget: Rs 140 Crore
Next in the list of Top 10 most Expensive Movies in India till 2017, stands Sultan.
The movie’s genre is a romantic sports drama which was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Sultan’s plot revolves around the tale of a fictional wrestling champion who seeks to make a comeback at his feet as he dreams of representing India at the Olympics after hitches in his romantic & personal life.
The lead role in the movie is played by Salma Khan who is opposite to actress Anushkha Sharma. Produced by the Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj film banner, the movie was a blockbuster and one of the biggest hit of the year whose gross collection was more than Rs 584 Crore worldwide.
Budget: Rs 140 Crore
6. Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani is an Indian epic historical romance film. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali which was produced by Bhansali and Eros International starred Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone with Priyanka Chopra.
The movie is based on the Marathi novel Raau by Nagnath S. Inamdar. The film narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao (1700-1740 AD) and his second wife Mastani.
The film has grossed over 350 crore at the box-office. The movie was a commercial and critical success and also one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
Budget: Rs 125 Crore
5. Happy New Year
Happy New Year, sometimes known as HNY is a 2014 Indian action drama film directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.
The film stands at fifth position in the list of Top 10 most Expensive Movies in India till 2017.
The film casted Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff and Vivaan Shah.
Happy New Year was released in three different languages: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Budget: Rs 150 Crore
4. Bang Bang
The movie is a remake of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer ‘Knight and Day’ with a difference of desi cast in action which took INR 140 Crores.
The filmmakers roped in Andy Armstrong who was the Hollywood action director who worked on The Amazing Spiderman 2, to deliver the breathtaking and death-defying stunts.
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, united for the action-packed flick Bang Bang are among one of the highest paid actors in the country. The film was widely shot at exotic locations like Prague, US, Thailand and Greece.
Budget: Rs 160 Crore
3. Dhoom 3
The biggest hit film of the year 2013, Dhoom 3 is next on this list with a budget of Rs 145 Crore. Released in December 2013, Dhoom 3 is among the highest grossing film with a worldwide gross of Rs 540 Crore.
Dhoom 3 is the third part of the popular Dhoom series and the first Bollywood film to be released in IMAX format. Apart from being the biggest hit film in India in 2013, Dhoom 3 was also the 77th highest grossing film across the world in that year.
Winner of Multiple Awards, Dhoom 3 also performed well in other countries like USA, Australia, UK, Canada and New Zealand. The total revenue generated by Dhoom 3 in North America crossed the mark of Rs 50 Crore.
Budget: Rs 145 Crore
2. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film, which is written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya secures the second position in the list of Top 10 most Expensive Movies in India till 2017.
It stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles and side roles by Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Swara Bhaskar.
The movie emerged as a commercial success. The film was ranked among the highest-grossing Bollywood films, with a gross between 400 crore and 432 crore worldwide. The film was also released in Tamil as Meymarandhen Paaraayo and Telugu versions as Prema Leela.
Budget: Rs 180 Crore
Bahubali is the most expensive movie in India, which was directed by S.S. Rajamouli and its first part was released on 10th July 2015. Released in 4,500 screens across the globe, Bahubali is simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu and released in 3 other languages including Hindi. The cast of the film includes Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia.
Bahubali is made on a large scale with a cost of Rs 260 Crore and out of them about Rs 85 Crore is spent on the visual effects. Bahubali is the first ever film in the Indian history to have IMDB Rating of 9.4.
Bahubali on its first day collected more than Rs 50 Crore and became the first film to cross the mark of Rs 100 Crore in just 4 days. Also, Bahubali fetched Rs 255 Crore in just 7 days and expected to reach the elite club of Rs 300 Crore.
Apart from these facts, Bahubali also made Guinness World Record of having the World’s Largest Poster with an area of 51,000 square feet. Also, more than 600 artists were involved in creating visual effects for the film.
Budget: Rs 260 Crore