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List of most expensive Indian films

This is a list of the most expensive Indian films, with budgets given in Indian rupees and US dollars.

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Most expensive Indian filmsEdit

  • Unreleased in some parts of the country
Rank Title Year Language Studio Budget (est.) Status Ref.
1 2.0 2018 Tamil
Hindi
Lyca Productions 543 crore (US$75 million) Post-production [1]
2 Saaho 2019 Telugu
Tamil
Hindi
UV Creations 300 crore (US$42 million) Filming [2]
3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Telugu
Tamil
Arka Media Works 250 crore (US$35 million) Released [3]
4 Padmaavat 2018 Hindi Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
215 crore (US$30 million) [4][5]
5 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Yash Raj Films 210 crore (US$29 million) [6]
Thugs of Hindostan 2018 Post-production [7]
6 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi 2019 Zee Studios 200 crore (US$28 million) Filming [8]
7 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Telugu
Tamil
Arka Media Works 180 crore (US$25 million) Released [9]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Hindi Fox Star Studios
Rajshri Productions
[10]
Zero 2018 Red Chillies Entertainment
Colour Yellow Productions
Post-production
8 Dhoom 3 2013 Yash Raj Films

175 crore (US$24 million)

Released [10]
9 Dilwale 2015 Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
165 crore (US$23 million)
10 Bang Bang! 2014 Fox Star Studios 160 crore (US$22 million)

Historical timelineEdit

Year Title Budget In Rupees (est.) Budget now (est.) Language Ref.
1933 Savitri 75,000 75,000 (equivalent to 30 million or US$440,000 in 2016) Telugu [b]
1943 Kismet 2 lakh (200,000) 200,000 (equivalent to 68 million or US$1 million in 2016) Hindi-Urdu [d]
1948 Chandralekha 30 lakh (3 million) 3 million (equivalent to 230 million or US$3.1 million in 2017) Tamil
Hindi-Urdu
[18]
1952 Aan 35 lakh (3.5 million) 3.5 million (equivalent to 260 million or US$3.7 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [19]
1957 Mother India 35 lakh (3.5 million) 3.5 million (equivalent to 250 million or US$3.5 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [20]
1960 Mughal-e-Azam 1.5 crore (15 million) 15 million (equivalent to 960 million or US$13 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [21][22]
1975 Sholay 3 crore (30 million) 30 million (equivalent to 600 million or US$8.4 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [23]
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 4.25 crore (42.5 million) 42.5 million (equivalent to 200 million or US$2.8 million in 2017) Hindi [24]
1996 Indian 15 crore (150 million) 150 million (equivalent to 580 million or US$8.1 million in 2017) Tamil [25]
1997 Ratchagan 18 crore (180 million) 180 million (equivalent to 650 million or US$9.1 million in 2017) Tamil [26]
1998 Jeans 20 crore (200 million) 200 million (equivalent to 640 million or US$8.9 million in 2017) Tamil [27]
2001 Lagaan 25 crore (250 million) 250 million (equivalent to 710 million or US$9.9 million in 2017) Hindi [28]
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... 40 crore (400 million) 400 million (equivalent to 1.1 billion or US$16 million in 2017) Hindi [29]
2002 Devdas 50 crore (500 million) 500 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$19 million in 2017) Hindi [30]
2007 Sivaji 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.3 billion or US$18 million in 2017) Tamil [31]
2008 Dasavathaaram 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.2 billion or US$17 million in 2017) Tamil [32]
2008 Ghajini 65 crore (650 million) 650 million (equivalent to 1.3 billion or US$18 million in 2017) Hindi [22]
2009 Blue 80 crore (800 million) 800 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$20 million in 2017) Hindi [33]
2010 Enthiran 132 crore (1.32 billion) 1.32 billion (equivalent to 2.1 billion or US$29 million in 2017) Tamil [34]
2011 Ra.One 150 crore (1.5 billion) 1.5 billion (equivalent to 2.2 billion or US$31 million in 2017) Hindi [35]
2013 Dhoom 3 175 crore (1.75 billion) 1.75 billion (equivalent to 2.1 billion or US$29 million in 2017) Hindi [10]
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning 180 crore (1.8 billion) 1.8 billion (equivalent to 1.9 billion or US$27 million in 2017) Telugu/Tamil [9]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Hindi [10]
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 250 crore (2.5 billion) 2.5 billion (US$35 million) Telugu/Tamil [10]
2018 2.0 543 crore (5.43 billion) 5.4 billion (US$75 million) Tamil
Hindi
[1]

Most expensive films by languageEdit

AssameseEdit

The Assamese cinema, also known as Jollywood, produces films in Assamese language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Mission China 2017 I Creation 2 crore (20 million) [36]

BengaliEdit

The Cinema of West Bengal, also known as Tollywood, produces films in Bengali language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Amazon Obhijaan 2017 SVF Entertainment 20 crore (200 million) [37]
2 Chander Pahar 2013 Shree Venkatesh Films 15 crore (150 million) [38]
3 Macho Mastaana 2012 Remac Filmz 7 Crore (70 million) [39]
4 Mishawr Rawhoshyo 2013 Shree Venkatesh Films 7 Crore (70 million) [40]

GujaratiEdit

Gujarati cinema, informally referred to as Dhollywood or Gollywood, produces films in Gujarati language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Bey Yaar 2014 CineMan Productions 2.25 crore (US$350,000) [41]
2 Kevi Rite Jaish 2012 CineMan Productions 1.75 crore (US$270,000) [41]

HindiEdit

Hindi cinema, also known as Bollywood, produces many of the most expensive Indian films, Note that some Hindi Films are also made by film industries other than Bollywood.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 2.0 2018 Lyca Productions 543 crore (US$76 million) [1]
2 Padmaavat 2018 Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
215 crore (US$30 million) [4][5]
3 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Yash Raj Films 210 crore (US$29 million) [6]
Thugs of Hindostan 2018 [7]
5 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi 2019 Zee Studios 200 crore (US$28 million) [42]
6 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 Fox Star Studios
Rajshri Productions
180 crore (US$25 million) [10]
Zero 2018 Red Chillies Entertainment
Colour Yellow Productions
180 crore (US$25 million)
8 Dhoom 3 2013 Yash Raj Films 175 crore (US$24 million) [10]
9 Dilwale 2015 Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
165 crore (US$23 million) [10]
10 Bang Bang! 2014 Fox Star Studios 165 crore (US$23 million) [10]
11 Race 3 2018 Salman Khan Films
Tips Films
150 crore (US$21 million)
Happy New Year 2014 Red Chillies Entertainment [10]

KannadaEdit

The Kannada cinema, also known as Sandalwood, produces films in Kannada language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Kurukshetra 2018 100 crore (1 billion) [43]
2 The Villain 2018 Manohar 55 crores [44]
3 Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna 2014 Anand Appugol 40 crore (400 million) [45]
KGF 2018 Hombale Productions [46]

MalayalamEdit

The Malayalam cinema, also known as Mollywood, produces films in Malayalam language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Kayamkulam Kochunni 2018 Sree Gokulam Films 45 crore (US$6.3 million) [47]
2 Veeram 2016 Chandrakala Arts 35 crore (US$4.9 million) [48]
3 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja 2009 Sree Gokulam Films 27 crore (US$3.8 million) [49]
4 Pulimurugan 2016 Mulakuppadam Films 25 crore (US$3.5 million) [50]
5 Urumi 2011 August Cinema 20 crore (US$2.8 million) [51]
Kammara Sambhavam 2018 Gokulam Gopalan [52]
Tiyaan 2017 Red Rose Creations [53]
8 My Story 2018 Roshni Dinaker Productions 18 crore (US$2.5 million) [54]
9 Double Barrel 2015 August Cinema 16 crore (US$2.2 million) [55]
10 Masterpiece 2017 Royal Cinemas 15 crore (US$2.1 million) [56]
11 Ramaleela 2017 Mulakuppadam Films 14 crore (US$1.9 million) [57][58]

MarathiEdit

The Marathi cinema, produces films in Marathi language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Lai Bhaari 2014 Mumbai Film Company 15 crore (150 million) [59]
2 Pyaar Vali Love Story 2014 Cinema Company India Pvt Ltd
Dreaming 24/7 Productions
and STV Network Pvt Ltd
7.5 crore (75 million) [60]
3 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali 2015 Essel Vision Productions 7 crore (70 million) [59]
4 Faster Fene 2017 Mumbai Film Company
Essel Vision Productions
6 crore (60 million) [61]
5 Timepass 2 2015 Essel Vision Productions 5 crore (50 million) [59]

PunjabiEdit

The Punjabi cinema, also known as Pollywood, produces films in Punjabi language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Chaar Sahibzaade 2014 Baweja Movies 20 crore (200 million) [62]
2 Zorawar 2016 PTC Motion Pictures 20 crore (200 million) [63]
3 Sajjan Singh Rangroot 2018 Vivid Art House 16.5 crore
4 Sardaar Ji 2015 White Hill Productions 13 crore (130 million) [64]
5 Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 White Hill Productions 8.5 crore (85 million)} [65]
6 Mirza – The Untold Story 2012 Inda Raikoti and Aman Khatkar 8 crore (80 million) [66]

TamilEdit

The Tamil cinema, also known as Kollywood, produces films in Tamil language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 2.0 2018 Lyca Productions 543 crore (5.4 billion) [1]
2 Saaho 2018 UV Creations 300 crore (3 billion) [67]
3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works 250 crore (2.5 billion) [3]
4 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 180 crore (1.80 billion) [9]
5 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company 150 crore (1.50 billion) [68]
6 Enthiran 2010 Sun Pictures 132 crore (1.32 billion) [34]
7 Mersal 2017 Thenandal Studio Limited 130 crore (1.3 billion) [69]
Vivegam Sathya Jyothi Films [70]
9 Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Eros International
Media One Global Entertainment
Cinemorphic
125 crore (1.25 billion) [71]

TeluguEdit

The Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood, produces films in Telugu language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Saaho 2018 UV Creations 300 crore (3 billion) [72]
2 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works 250 crore (2.5 billion) [3]
3 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 180 crore (1.80 billion) [9]
4 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company 150 crore (1.50 billion) [73]
5 Spyder 2017 NVR CinemaLLP 120 crore (1.20 billion) [74]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 3.1439 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1933: 13.33 per pound,[13] $4.24 per pound[14]
  2. ^ 75,000[11][12] (US$23,856)[a] in 1933 (US$450,995 or 3 crore[15] in 2016)
  3. ^ 3.3223 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1943[17]
  4. ^ 200,000[16] (US$60,200)[c] in 1943 (equivalent to US$1 million or 6.83 crore[15] in 2016)

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