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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 450 crore (US$69 million) Post-production [1]
2 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Telugu
Tamil
Arka Media Works 250 crore (US$38 million) Released [2]
3 Padmaavat 2018 Hindi Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
215 crore (US$33 million) Released [3][4]
4 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Hindi Yash Raj Films 210 crore (US$32 million) Released [5]
Thugs of Hindostan 2018 Hindi Filming [6]
6 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Telugu
Tamil
Arka Media Works 180 crore (US$28 million) Released [7]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 Hindi Fox Star Studios
Rajshri Productions
Released [8]
8 Dhoom 3 2013 Hindi Yash Raj Films 175 crore (US$30 million) Released [8]
9 Dilwale 2015 Hindi Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
165 crore (US$25 million) Released [8]
10 Bang Bang! 2014 Hindi Fox Star Studios 160 crore (US$26 million) Released [8]

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$3.5 million in 2017) Tamil
Hindi-Urdu
[16]
1952 Aan 35 lakh (3.5 million) 3.5 million (equivalent to 260 million or US$4.0 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [17]
1957 Mother India 35 lakh (3.5 million) 3.5 million (equivalent to 250 million or US$3.8 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [18]
1960 Mughal-e-Azam 1.5 crore (15 million) 15 million (equivalent to 960 million or US$15 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [19][20]
1975 Sholay 3 crore (30 million) 30 million (equivalent to 600 million or US$9.2 million in 2017) Hindi-Urdu [21]
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 4.25 crore (42.5 million) 42.5 million (equivalent to 200 million or US$3.0 million in 2017) Hindi [22]
1996 Indian 15 crore (150 million) 150 million (equivalent to 580 million or US$8.9 million in 2017) Tamil [23]
1997 Ratchagan 18 crore (180 million) 180 million (equivalent to 650 million or US$10 million in 2017) Tamil [24]
1998 Jeans 20 crore (200 million) 200 million (equivalent to 640 million or US$9.8 million in 2017) Tamil [25]
2001 Lagaan 25 crore (250 million) 250 million (equivalent to 710 million or US$11 million in 2017) Hindi [26]
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... 40 crore (400 million) 400 million (equivalent to 1.1 billion or US$17 million in 2017) Hindi [27]
2002 Devdas 50 crore (500 million) 500 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$21 million in 2017) Hindi [28]
2007 Sivaji 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.3 billion or US$20 million in 2017) Tamil [29]
2008 Dasavathaaram 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.2 billion or US$18 million in 2017) Tamil [30]
2008 Ghajini 65 crore (650 million) 650 million (equivalent to 1.3 billion or US$20 million in 2017) Hindi [20]
2009 Blue 80 crore (800 million) 800 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$22 million in 2017) Hindi [31]
2010 Enthiran 132 crore (1.32 billion) 1.32 billion (equivalent to 2.1 billion or US$32 million in 2017) Tamil [32]
2011 Ra.One 150 crore (1.5 billion) 1.5 billion (equivalent to 2.2 billion or US$34 million in 2017) Hindi [33]
2013 Dhoom 3 175 crore (1.75 billion) 1.75 billion (equivalent to 2.1 billion or US$32 million in 2017) Hindi [8]
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning 180 crore (1.8 billion) 1.8 billion (equivalent to 1.9 billion or US$30 million in 2017) Telugu/Tamil [7]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Hindi [8]
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 250 crore (2.5 billion) 2.5 billion (US$38 million) Telugu/Tamil [8]
2018 2.0 450 crore (4.5 billion) 4.5 billion (US$69 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 2.5 crore (25 million) [34]

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 25 crore (250 million) [35]
2 Chander Pahar 2013 Shree Venkatesh Films 15 crore (150 million) [36]
3 Macho Mastaana 2012 Remac Filmz 7 Crore (70 million) [37]

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) [38]
2 Kevi Rite Jaish 2012 CineMan Productions 1.75 crore (US$270,000) [38]

HindiEdit

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

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 2.0 2018 Lyca Productions 450 crore (US$69 million) [1]
2 Padmaavat 2018 Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
215 crore (US$33 million) [3][4]
3 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Yash Raj Films 210 crore (US$32 million) [5]
Thugs of Hindostan 2018 [6]
5 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 Fox Star Studios
Rajshri Productions
180 crore (US$28 million) [8]
6 Dhoom 3 2013 Yash Raj Films 175 crore (US$27 million) [8]
7 Dilwale 2015 Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
165 crore (US$25 million) [8]
8 Bang Bang! 2014 Fox Star Studios 160 crore (US$25 million) [8]
9 Ra.One 2011 Red Chillies Entertainment 150 crore (US$23 million) [33]
Happy New Year 2014 [8]
11 Bajirao Mastani 2015 Bhansali Productions
Eros International
145 crore (US$22 million) [8]
Sultan 2016 Yash Raj Films [8]

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) [39]
2 The Villian 2018 Manohar 55 crores [40]
3 Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna 2014 Anand Appugol 40 crore (400 million) [41]
KGF 2018 Hombale Productions [42]

MalayalamEdit

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

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Veeram 2016 Chandrakala Arts 35 crore (US$5.4 million) [43]
2 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja 2009 Sree Gokulam Films 27 crore (US$4.1 million) [44]
3 Pulimurugan 2016 Mulakuppadam Films 25 crore (US$3.8 million) [45]
4 Urumi 2011 August Cinema 20 crore (US$3.1 million) [46]
Tiyaan 2017 Red Rose Creations [47]
6 Double Barrel 2015 August Cinema 16 crore (US$2.5 million) [48]
7 Masterpiece 2017 Royal Cinemas 15 crore (US$2.3 million) [49]
8 Ramaleela 2017 Mulakuppadam Films 14 crore (US$2.1 million) [50][51]
10 Casanovva 2012 Confident Group
Aashirvad Cinemas
12 crore (US$1.8 million) [52]
Ennu Ninte Moideen 2015 Newton Movies [53]

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) [54]
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) [55]
3 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali 2015 Essel Vision Productions 7 crore (70 million) [54]
4 Faster Fene 2017 Mumbai Film Company
Essel Vision Productions
6 crore (60 million) [56]
5 Timepass 2 2015 Essel Vision Productions 5 crore (50 million) [54]

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) [57]
2 Zorawar 2016 PTC Motion Pictures 20 crore (200 million) [58]
3 Sardaar Ji 2015 White Hill Productions 13 crore (130 million) [59]
4 Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 White Hill Productions 8.5 crore (85 million)} [60]
5 Mirza – The Untold Story 2012 Inda Raikoti and Aman Khatkar 8 crore (80 million) [61]

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 450 crore (4.50 billion) [1]
2 Enthiran 2010 Sun Pictures 132 crore (1.32 billion) [32]
3 Mersal 2017 Thenandal Studio Limited 130 crore (1.3 billion) [62]
Vivegam Sathya Jyothi Films [63]
5 Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Eros International
Media One Global Entertainment
Cinemorphic
125 crore (1.25 billion) [64]
6 Lingaa 2015 Rockline Productions 100 crore (1 billion) [citation needed]
Puli SKT Studios [65]
Kabali 2016 V. Creations [66]

TeluguEdit

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

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works 250 crore (2.5 billion) [2]
2 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 180 crore (1.80 billion) [7]
3 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company 150 crore (1.50 billion) [67]
4 Spyder 2017 NVR CinemaLLP 120 crore (1.20 billion) [68]
5 Rudhramadevi 2015 Gunaa Team Works 80 crore (800 million) [69]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 3.1439 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1933: 13.33 per pound,[11] $4.24 per pound[12]
  2. ^ 75,000[9][10] (US$23,856)[a] in 1933 (US$450,995 or 3 crore[13] in 2016)
  3. ^ 3.3223 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1943[15]
  4. ^ 200,000[14] (US$60,200)[c] in 1943 (equivalent to US$1 million or 6.83 crore[13] in 2016)

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