There may be several reasons why audience get attracted and motivated to watch a film when it releases on silver screen. The main reason behind it is due to some chartbuster songs and music. The other reason would be its star power. If none of them are there, then it is the budget that attracts. We can proudly say that our film Industry has now proved its mettle and proved to be a formidable market for Bollywood and Tollywood films. Here we are providing the top ten big budget movies in India.
1)Baahubali (Telugu): 250 Crores
India’s biggest motion picture Baahubali turned out to be one of the biggest grosser in India and it has set a new benchmark with jaw-dropping collections in the history of Indian cinema. The magnum opus starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty is made on a whopping budget of Rs 250 crore. Featuring never seen before gravity defying stunts shot in a grand manner, huge sets and beautiful cinematography, Baahubali contains all the necessary elements in which every audience wish to watch. Directed by Rajamouli, Baahubali has released in three languages including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
2) Robot (Tamil): 150 Crores
Superstar Rajinikanth’s name is sufficient to make the film a grand success and blockbuster. Rajini turned Robot at a staggering cost of about Rs 150 crore. The film features Aishwarya Rai as the female lead and it had everything, from robotic lions, several kinds of Rajinikanth robots, huge sets, to anti-gravity stunts. Robo was the first Indian film to have a Legacy Effects studio which enabled them to get prosthetic make-up and animatronics.
2) Bang Bang (Hindi) : 140 Crores
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif’s starrer Bang Bang was made on the budget of Rs 140 crore. The highest paid Bollywood actors, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, teamed up for the action-packed flick and the things were expected to be huge in every way. The filmmakers roped in Andy Armstrong (Hollywood action director) to deliver the breathtaking and death defying stunts. Also, the action sequences involved Hrithik driving an F1 car, water-skiing while being tied to a sea-plane and doing the fly board stunts. Moreover, the film was widely shot at locations in Prague, US, Thailand and Greece.
4) Ra. One (Hindi): 135 Crores
Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One was the first Sci-fi film made in Bollywood. With a budget of around Rs 135 crores, Ra.One realised SRK’s childhood dream of becoming a superhero. Apart from the costly VFX, the costumes were designed in a costly manner what came as the second biggest expense. While SRK’s latex costume ranged around Rs 1 crore, Arjun Rampal’s red suit was made of 3-inch thick solid rubber. Both had micro-computer circuitry too which made the things very difficult for the actors wearing them.
5) Happy New Year (Hindi): 130 Crores
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year was made on 130 Crores. Around 300 professional dancers were roped in to make the songs more effective. The film was extensively shot in foreign countries.
6) Blue (Hindi): 126 Crores
Blue is a 2009 Indian action-adventure film directed by Anthony D’Souza, and written by American writers Joshua Lurie and Bryan M. Sullivan. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan and Lara Dutta in lead roles and Katrina Kaif stars in a cameo appearance. The film was made on the budget 126 Crores and it became one of the high budget flicks due to it never before VFX and graphics. Apparently, Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue was given over one crore for a song.
7) Dhoom 3 (Hindi): 125 Crores
The Dhoom series is known for its big stars, hot bombshells, expensive bikes and never seen before chase scenes. And every sequel gets bigger and better with more and more money going in the project. The third film in the series, Dhoom 3, is said to be one of the most expensive songs – ‘Malang’ – ever made in Bollywood, which cost the makers a whopping Rs 5 crore. The film managed to earn double the amount invested.
8) Kochadaiiyaan (Tamil) : 125 Crores
Kochadaiiyaan was a historical fiction film, be it the extravagant sets, make-up, movie length or budget. Made at a cost of about Rs 125 crore, Kochadaiiyaan was extensively shot in China, Bangkok, Jodhpur and Mysore. Several international technicians and experts were roped in for the project and Hollywood martial arts choreographer were called in for stunt sequences.
9) Kick (Hindi) : 120 Crores
Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez’s starrer Kick was made on a whopping 120 Crores. It is made on a lavish scale and action stunts were choreographed in a grand way. The film’s climax was shot in Poland at Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw as Salman Khan wanted to shoot part of the film in United Kingdom.
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10) Krrish 3 (Hindi) : 115 Crores
Hrithik Roshan gave India its own superhero Krrish, but everything comes at a cost. Directed by Rakesh Roshan, Krrish 3 cost the father-son duo a whopping Rs 115 crore. But they managed to earn the amount back along with heavy profits. It is said the Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies VFX took care of the special effects of the film at a cost of about Rs 26 crore. Kangana’s latex rubber costume costs around Rs 10 lakhs.