List of most expensive Indian films

This is an inclusive list of the most expensive Indian films, with budgets given in Indian rupees and US dollars. The list contains only films already released to the general public and not films that are still in production or post-production, as costs can change during the production process. Listed below is the costs of the actual filming, not including promotional costs (i.e. advertisements, commercials, posters, etc.) and after accounting for tax subsidies.

The charts are ordered by budgets that have been independently audited or officially acknowledged by the production companies where they are known; most production companies will not give a statement on the actual production costs, so often only estimates by professionals and movie industry writers are available. Where budget estimates conflict, the productions are charted by lower-bound estimates.

Most expensive productions

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Only productions with a budget of more than ₹200 crore in nominal Indian rupees are listed here. Due to the effects of inflation, all the films on the chart have been produced in the 21st century.

Most expensive films
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Primary language(s) Ref.
1 RRR 2022 550 crore (US$66 million) Telugu [1]
2 Adipurush 2023 500 crore (US$60 million)–700 crore (US$84 million) Hindi
Telugu
[2][3][4][5]
3 2.0 2018 400 crore (US$48 million)–600 crore (US$87.73 million) Tamil [a]
4 Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva 2022 375 crore (US$45 million)–400 crore (US$48 million) Hindi [29][30]
5 Saaho 2019 350 crore (US$49.7 million) Telugu
Hindi
[31][32]
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 2024 Hindi [33]
7 Thugs of Hindostan 2018 300 crore (US$36 million) Hindi [b]
Jawan 2023 Hindi [39]
Tiger 3 2023 Hindi [40]
Leo 2023 Tamil [41]
11 Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire 2023 270 crore (US$32 million) Telugu [42][43]
12 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 250 crore (US$30 million) Telugu
Tamil
[44]
Pathaan 2023 Hindi [45]
Fighter 2024 Hindi [46][47]
Maidaan 2024 Hindi [48]
16 83 2021 225 crore (US$27 million)–270 crore (US$32 million) Hindi [49][50]
17 Radhe Shyam 2022 200 crore (US$24 million)–350 crore (US$49.7 million) Telugu
Hindi
[c]
18 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 200 crore (US$24 million)–300 crore (US$42.6 million) Telugu [d]
19 Varisu 2023 200 crore (US$24 million)–280 crore (US$34 million) Tamil [e]
20 Pushpa: The Rise 2021 200 crore (US$24 million)–250 crore (US$30 million) Telugu [f]
21 Zero 2018 200 crore (US$24 million) Hindi [71]
Jailer 2023 Tamil [72][73]
Thunivu 2023 Tamil [74]
Guntur Kaaram 2024 Telugu [75]
Most expensive back-to-back film productions
Rank Titles Years Cost (est.) Primary language(s) Refs
1 Ponniyin Selvan 2022–23 500 crore (US$60 million) Tamil [76]
2 Baahubali: The Beginning
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
2015–17 430 crore (US$52 million) Telugu [77][44]
3 KGF: Chapter 1
KGF: Chapter 2
2018–22 180 crore (US$22 million) Kannada [78][79]

Record-holders

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Year Title Cost (est.) Language(s) Ref.
Nominal Adjusted
1933 Savitri ₹75,000 75,000 (equivalent to 30 million or US$440,000 in 2016) Telugu [h]
1943 Kismet 2 lakh (200,000) 200,000 (equivalent to 68 million or US$1 million in 2016) Hindustani [j]
1948 Chandralekha 30 lakh (3 million) 3 million (equivalent to 320 million or US$3.8 million in 2023) Tamil [87]
1952 Aan 35 lakh (3.5 million) 3.5 million (equivalent to 370 million or US$4.4 million in 2023) Hindi [88]
1953 Jhansi Ki Rani ₹60 lakh (6 million) 6 million (equivalent to 630 million or US$7.6 million in 2023) [89]
1957 Mother India ₹60 lakh (6 million) 6 million (equivalent to 600 million or US$7.2 million in 2023) [90]
1960 Mughal-e-Azam 1.5 crore (15 million) 15 million (equivalent to 1.3 billion or US$16 million in 2023) [91][92]
1975 Sholay 3 crore (30 million) 30 million (equivalent to 840 million or US$10 million in 2023) [93]
1980 Shaan 6 crore (60 million) 60 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$17 million in 2023) [94]
1983 Raziya Sultan ₹7 crore (70 million) 70 million (equivalent to 1.2 billion or US$14 million in 2023) [95]
1991 Ajooba ₹8 crore (80 million) 80 million (equivalent to 690 million or US$8.3 million in 2023) [96]
Shanti Kranti ₹10 crores

(100 million)

100 million (equivalent to 860 million or US$10 million in 2023) Kannada [97]
1995 Trimurti ₹11 crore (110 million) 110 million (equivalent to 660 million or US$7.9 million in 2023) Hindi [98]
1996 Indian 15 crore (150 million) 150 million (equivalent to 820 million or US$9.8 million in 2023) Tamil [99]
1998 Jeans 20 crore (200 million) 200 million (equivalent to 900 million or US$11 million in 2023) [100]
2000 Raju Chacha 25 crore (250 million) 250 million (equivalent to 1.0 billion or US$12 million in 2023) Hindi [96]
2001 Lagaan 25 crore (250 million) 250 million (equivalent to 1,000 million or US$12 million in 2023) [101]
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... 40 crore (400 million) 400 million (equivalent to 1.6 billion or US$19 million in 2023) [102]
2002 Devdas 50 crore (500 million) 500 million (equivalent to 1.9 billion or US$23 million in 2023) [103]
2005 Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story ₹50 crore (500 million) 500 million (equivalent to 1.7 billion or US$20 million in 2023) Hindustani [104][105]
2007 Sivaji 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.8 billion or US$22 million in 2023) Tamil [106]
2008 Dasavathaaram 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.7 billion or US$20 million in 2023) [107]
Ghajini 65 crore (650 million) 650 million (equivalent to 1.8 billion or US$22 million in 2023) Hindi [92]
2009 Blue 80 crore (800 million) 800 million (equivalent to 2.0 billion or US$24 million in 2023) [108]
2010 My Name is Khan ₹85 crore (850 million) 850 million (equivalent to 1.9 billion or US$23 million in 2023) [109]
Enthiran 132 crore (1.32 billion) 1.32 billion (equivalent to 3.0 billion or US$35 million in 2023) Tamil [110]
2011 Ra.One 150 crore (1.5 billion) ₹1.5 billion (equivalent to ₹3.1 billion or US$30 million in 2017) Hindi [111]
2013 Dhoom 3 175 crore (1.75 billion) ₹1.75 billion (equivalent to ₹3 billion or US$28 million in 2017) [112]
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning 180 crore (1.8 billion) ₹1.8 billion (equivalent to ₹2.7 billion or US$26 million in 2017) Telugu
Tamil
[77]
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 250 crore (2.5 billion) 2.5 billion (equivalent to 3.5 billion or US$42 million in 2023) [112]
2018 2.0 400–₹600 crore (4–6 billion) 4 billion (equivalent to 5.4 billion or US$64 million in 2023) to 6 billion (equivalent to 8.0 billion or US$96 million in 2023) Tamil [k]
2022 RRR 550 crore (5.5 billion) 550 crore (equivalent to 617 crore or US$74 million in 2023) Telugu [118]

Most expensive productions by language

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Assamese

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

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Mission China 2017 2.5 crore (US$300,000) [119]

Bengali

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The cinema of West Bengal produces films in Bengali language.

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Amazon Obhijaan 2017 20 crore (US$2.4 million) [120]
2 Chander Pahar 2013 12 crore (US$1.4 million) [121]
Yoddha: The Warrior 2014
4 Professor Shonku O El Dorado 2019 10 crore (US$1.2 million) [122][123]
Dard 2024 [124]
6 Macho Mastaana 2012 7 crore (US$840,000) [125]
Mishawr Rawhoshyo 2013 [126]

Bhojpuri

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The Bhojpuri cinema, colloquially known as Bhojpuri Chalachitra, produces films in Bhojpuri language.

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref
1 Sangharsh 2 2023 4 crore (US$480,000)–5 crore (US$600,000) [127]
2 Nirahua Chalal London 2019 4 crore (US$480,000) [128]

Gujarati

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Gujarati cinema, produces films in Gujarati language.

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Bey Yaar 2014 2.25 crore (US$270,000) [129]
2 Kevi Rite Jaish 2012 1.75 crore (US$210,000) [129]

Hindi

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Hindi cinema, also known as Bollywood, produces many of the most expensive Indian films, many of which are released worldwide.

#+ Implies that the film is a multilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce all versions.
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Adipurush 2023 500 crore (US$60 million)–700 crore (US$84 million) #+ [130]
2 Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva 2022 375 crore (US$45 million)–400 crore (US$48 million) [131]
3 Saaho 2019 350 crore (US$49.7 million) #+ [31][32]
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 2024 350 crore (US$42 million) [132]
5 Radhe Shyam 2022 300 crore (US$36 million)–350 crore (US$42 million) #+ [l]
6 Jawan 2023 300 crore (US$36 million) [39]
Tiger 3 [135]
8 Pathaan 2023 250 crore (US$30 million) [136]
Fighter 2024 [46]
Maidaan 2024 [137]

Kannada

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

#+ Implies that the film is a multilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce all versions.
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Kabzaa 2023 120 crore (US$14 million) [138]
2 KGF: Chapter 2 2022 100 crore (US$12 million) [139]
Kurukshetra 2019 [140]
4 Vikrant Rona 2022 95 crore (US$11 million) [141]
5 KGF: Chapter 1 2018 80 crore (US$9.6 million) [79][142]
6 Kotigobba 3 2021 70 crore (US$8.4 million) [143]
7 Pailwan 2019 50 crore (US$6.0 million) [144]
8 Kaatera 2023 45 crore (US$5.4 million) [145]
9 Nagarahavu 2016 40 crore (US$4.8 million) [146]
10 Pogaru 2021 31 crore (US$3.7 million) [147]

Malayalam

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

#+ Implies that the film is a multilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce all versions.
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea 2021 100 crore (US$12 million) [148]
2 The Goat Life 2024 82 crore (US$9.8 million) [149]
3 Turbo 2024 70 crore (US$8.4 million) [150]
4 Malaikottai Vaaliban 2024 65 crore (US$7.8 million) [151]
5 Mamangam 2019 55 crore (US$6.6 million) [152]
6 Odiyan 2018 50 crore (US$6.0 million) [153]
King of Kotha 2023 [154]
8 Kayamkulam Kochunni 2018 45 crore (US$5.4 million) [155]
9 Kurup 2021 35 crore (US$4.2 million) [156]
Trance 2020 [157]
Veeram 2016 [158]

Marathi

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The Marathi cinema, produces films in Marathi language.

#+ Implies that the film is a bilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce both versions.
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Thackeray 2019 30 crore (US$3.6 million) #+ [159]
2 Ved 2022 15 crore (US$1.8 million) [160]
3 Chhatrapati Sambhaji 2024 10 crore (US$1.2 million)–12 crore (US$1.4 million) [161]
4 Sarsenapati Hambirrao 2022 10 crore (US$1.2 million) [162]
Har Har Mahadev 2022 [163]
Subhedar 2023 [164]
7 Ghar Banduk Biryani 2023 8 crore (US$960,000)–10 crore (US$1.2 million) [165]
8 Dharmaveer 2022 8 crore (US$960,000) [166]
Timepass 3 [167]
10 Pyaar Vali Love Story 2014 7.5 crore (US$900,000) [168]

Meitei

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The Meitei cinema, also known as Manipuri cinema, produces films in Meitei language (officially known as Manipuri language).

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 My Japanese Niece 2015 1 crore (US$120,000) [169][170]

Odia

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The Odia cinema, produces films in Odia language

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Thukul 2012 3 crore (US$360,000) [171]

Punjabi

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The Punjabi cinema, produces films in Punjabi language.

Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 Chaar Sahibzaade 2014 20 crore (US$2.4 million) [172]
2 Zorawar 2016 16 crore (US$1.9 million) [173]
3 Sardaar Ji 2015 13 crore (US$1.6 million) [174]
4 Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 8.5 crore (US$1.0 million) [175]
5 Mirza – The Untold Story 2012 8 crore (US$960,000) [176]

Tamil

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The Tamil cinema, colloquially known as Kollywood in reference to its headquarters, Kodambakkam, produces films in Tamil language.[177]

#+ Implies that the film is a multilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce all versions.
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 2.0 2018 400 crore (US$48 million)–600 crore (US$72 million) [k]
2 Leo 2023 300 crore (US$36 million)
3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 250 crore (US$38.39 million) #+ [44]
4 Jailer 2023 200 crore (US$24 million)
Thunivu [178]
6 Darbar 2020 190 crore (US$23 million)–240 crore (US$29 million) [m]
7 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 180 crore (US$28.06 million) #+ [77]
Bigil 2019 180 crore (US$22 million) [181]
9 Varisu 2023 175 crore (US$21 million)–280 crore (US$34 million) [n]
10 Petta 2019 160 crore (US$22.72 million) [182]

Telugu

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The Telugu cinema produces films in Telugu-language.

#+ Implies that the film is a multilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce all versions.
Rank Title Year Cost (est.) Ref.
1 RRR 2022 550 crore (US$66 million) [118]
2 Adipurush 2023 500 crore (US$60 million)–700 crore (US$84 million) #+ [183]
3 Saaho 2019 350 crore (US$42 million) #+ [184][185]
4 Radhe Shyam 2022 300 crore (US$36 million)–350 crore (US$42 million) #+ [186][187][188][189]
5 Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire 2023 270 crore (US$32 million) [190]
6 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 250 crore (US$38.39 million) #+ [44]
7 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 200 crore (US$24 million)–300 crore (US$36 million) [d]
8 Pushpa: The Rise 2021 200 crore (US$24 million)–250 crore (US$30 million) [o]
9 Guntur Kaaram 2024 200 crore (US$24 million) [75]
10 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 180 crore (US$28.06 million) #+ [77]

See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ Budget estimates of 2.0 vary. Director S. Shankar said the budget stands between 400–450 crore[6] while actor Rajnikanth stated it to be ₹600 crore.[7] Bollywood Hungama revealed the overall budget as ₹400 crore.[8] NDTV[9] and WION[10] reported the budget to be ₹500 crore. Whereas The Times of India[11][12] and News 18,[13] estimated it as ₹500–570 crore. Zee Business reported the budget to be ₹500–600 crore.[14] MensXP mentioned the budget as ₹530 crore,[15] whereas The Indian Express estimated that the budget was more than ₹540 crore.[16] Other estimates include ₹543 crore by The News Minute,[17] Filmfare[18] and Zee News;[19] ₹550 crore by India Today[20] and Business Today.[21] International Business Times,[22] DNA India,[23] and Mashable India[24] stated that the budget was ₹570 crore. GQ India,[25] Cinema Express,[26] The New Indian Express,[27] and The Hindu[28] mentioned the budget as ₹600 crore.
  2. ^ NDTV and Zee Business stated the budget as ₹200 crore.[34][35] Scroll.in published that the budget varies in the range ₹200–300 crore.[36] Bollywood Hungama mentioned the budget as ₹220 crore.[37] While The Hindustan Times reported the budget as ₹300 crore.[38]
  3. ^ Hindustan Times reported budget was 200 crore.[51] The Indian Express, and Outlook reported it to be 300 crore.[52][53] India Today, News 18 and The Times of India said that the budget was 350 crore.[54][55][56]
  4. ^ a b Budget estimates of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy vary. DNA and Business Today mention the budget as 200 crore.[57][58] International Business Times estimated the budget to be 250–270 crore.[59][60] India Today and Business Line estimated the budget as 300 crore.[61][62]
  5. ^ The film was made on a budget of ₹200–280 crore,[63][64] as mentioned by News 18 & The Times of India. The budget also includes actor Vijay's remuneration of ₹120–150 crore.[63][65]
  6. ^ While The Tribune,[66] News 18,[67] Outlook[68] and The Times of India[69] mentioned it as ₹200 crore. But The Indian Express reported the budget as ₹250 crore.[70]
  7. ^ 3.1439 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1933: 13.33 per pound,[82] $4.24 per pound[83]
  8. ^ 75,000[80][81] (US$23,856)[g] in 1933 (US$561,505 or 3 crore[84] in 2016)
  9. ^ 3.3223 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1943[86]
  10. ^ 200,000[85] (US$60,200)[i] in 1943 (equivalent to US$1 million or 6.83 crore[84] in 2016)
  11. ^ a b Budget estimates of 2.0 vary. Director S. Shankar said the budget stands between 400–450 crore[6] while actor Rajnikanth stated it to be ₹600 crore.[7] Independent estimates include ₹500 crore by The Times of India,[113] ₹550 crore by India Today[20] and Business Today.[21] Where as MensXP mentioned the budget is more than ₹550 crore.[114] International Business Times, DNA India,Zee Business and The Hindustan Times stated that the budget was ₹570 crore.[22][23][115][116] GQ India,Cinema Express and Bollywood Hungama mentioned the budget as ₹600 crore.[25][26][117]
  12. ^ While the Outlook estimated the budget as 300 crore,[133] India Today reported it to be 350 crore.[134]
  13. ^ Firstpost estimates the film's budget to be ₹1.9 billion,[179] while DT Next estimated it as ₹2.4 billion[180]
  14. ^ The film was made on a budget of ₹200–280 crore,[63][64] as mentioned by News 18 & The Times of India. The budget also includes actor Vijay's remuneration of ₹120–150 crore.[63][65]
  15. ^ While The Tribune,[66] News 18,[67] Outlook[68] and The Times of India[69] mentioned it as ₹200 crore. But The Indian Express reported the budget as ₹250 crore.[70]

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