List of most expensive Indian films

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

Most expensive Indian films

Rank Title Year Studio Budget (est.) Primary language(s) Ref.
1 2.0 2018 Lyca Productions 570 crore (US$75 million) Tamil [a]
2 RRR 2022 DVV Entertainment 500 crore (US$66 million) Telugu [5]
3 Saaho 2019 UV Creations
T-Series Films
350 crore (US$46 million) Hindi
Tamil
Telugu
[6][7]
4 Thugs of Hindostan 2018 Yash Raj Films 310 crore (US$41 million) Hindi [8]
5 Radhe Shyam 2022 UV Creations
T-Series
300 crore (US$39 million)– 350 crore (US$46 million) Telugu
Hindi
[b]
6 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company 270 crore (US$35 million)–300 crore (US$39 million) Telugu [11][12][13]
7 83 2021 Reliance Entertainment

Kabir Khan Films

₹270 crore (US$37 million) Hindi [14]
8 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works 250 crore (US$33 million) Telugu
Tamil
[15]
9 Padmaavat 2018 Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
215 crore (US$28 million) Hindi [16][17]
10 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Yash Raj Films 210 crore (US$32.25 million) [18]
11 Zero 2018 Red Chillies Entertainment
Colour Yellow Productions
200 crore (US$26 million) [19]
Darbar 2020 Lyca Productions 200 crore (US$26 million) Tamil [20]
13 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 180 crore (US$28.06 million) Telugu
Tamil
[21]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 Fox Star Studios
Rajshri Productions
180 crore (US$28.06 million) Hindi [8]
Bigil 2019 AGS Entertainment 180 crore (US$24 million) Tamil [22]
16 Dhoom 3 2013 Yash Raj Films ₹175 crore (US$30 million) Hindi [8]
17 Pushpa: The Rise 2021 Mythri Movie Makers

Muttamsetty Media

170 crore (US$22 million)–200 crore (US$26 million) Telugu [23][24]
18 Dilwale 2015 Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
₹165 crore (US$26 million) Hindi [8]
19 Bang Bang! 2014 Fox Star Studios ₹160 crore (US$26 million) [8]
Sooryavanshi 2021 Reliance Entertainment ₹160 crore (US$22 million) [25]
21 Happy New Year 2014 Red Chillies Entertainment ₹150 crore (US$25 million) [8]
Race 3 2018 Salman Khan Films
Tips Films
150 crore (US$21.93 million) [26]
War 2019 Yash Raj Films 150 crore (US$21.93 million) [27]
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior 2020 T-Series Films
Ajay Devgn FFilms
₹150 crore (US$25 million) [28]
Radhe 2021 Salman Khan Films 150 crore (US$20 million) [29]
Valimai 2022 Zee Studios 150 crore (US$20 million) Tamil [30]
Beast 2022 Sun Pictures 150 crore (US$20 million) Tamil [31]
28 Bajirao Mastani 2015 Bhansali Productions
Amber Entertainment
Eros International
145 crore (US$19 million) Hindi [32]
29 Acharya 2022 Konidela Production CompanyMatinee Entertaimnent 140 crore (US$18 million) Telugu [33]
30 Master 2021 XB Film Creators 135 crore (US$18 million) Tamil [34]
31 Kochadaiyaan 2014 Eros International
Media One Global Entertainment
Cinemoephic
125 crore (US$16 million) Tamil [35]
Mersal 2017 Sri Thenandal Films 120 crore (US$16 million) Tamil [36]
33 Spyder 2017 NVR Cinema LLP
Reliance Entertainment
120 crore (US$16 million) Telugu, Tamil [37]
34 Sarkar 2018 Sun Pictures 110 crore (US$14 million) Tamil [38]
35 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story 2016 Fox Star Studios
Friday FilmWorks
104 crore (US$14 million) Hindi [39]
36 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts 100 crore (US$13 million) Telugu [40]
Maharshi 2019 PVP Cinema 100 crore (US$13 million) Telugu [41]
K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 Hombale Films 100 crore (US$13 million) Kannada [42]
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham 2021 Aashirvad Cinemas 100 crore (US$13 million) Malayalam [43]

Historical timeline

Year Title Budget in INR (est.) Budget (est.) Language(s) Ref.
1933 Savitri 75,000 75,000 (equivalent to 30 million or US$440,000 in 2016) Telugu [d]
1943 Kismet 2 lakh (200,000) 200,000 (equivalent to 68 million or US$1 million in 2016) Hindustani [f]
1948 Chandralekha 30 lakh (3 million) 3 million (equivalent to 270 million or US$3.5 million in 2020) Tamil
Hindustani
[51]
1952 Aan 35 lakh (3.5 million) 3.5 million (equivalent to 310 million or US$4.1 million in 2020) Hindustani [52]
1953 Jhansi Ki Rani ₹60 lakh (6 million) 6 million (equivalent to 540 million or US$7.1 million in 2020) [53]
1957 Mother India ₹60 lakh (6 million) 6 million (equivalent to 510 million or US$6.7 million in 2020) [54]
1960 Mughal-e-Azam 1.5 crore (15 million) 15 million (equivalent to 1.1 billion or US$15 million in 2020) [55][56]
1975 Sholay 3 crore (30 million) 30 million (equivalent to 720 million or US$9.4 million in 2020) [57]
1980 Shaan 6 crore (60 million) 60 million (equivalent to 1.2 billion or US$15 million in 2020) [58]
1983 Raziya Sultan ₹7 crore (70 million) 70 million (equivalent to 1.0 billion or US$13 million in 2020) [59]
1991 Ajooba ₹8 crore (80 million) 80 million (equivalent to 590 million or US$7.7 million in 2020) Hindustani
Russian
[60]
1992 Shanti Kranti ₹10 crores

(100 million)

100 million (equivalent to 730 million or US$9.6 million in 2020) Kannada
Telugu
Tamil
Hindi
[61]
1995 Trimurti ₹11 crore (110 million) 110 million (equivalent to 560 million or US$7.3 million in 2020) Hindi [62]
1996 Indian 15 crore (150 million) 150 million (equivalent to 700 million or US$9.1 million in 2020) Tamil [63]
1997 Ratchagan 18 crore (180 million) 180 million (equivalent to 780 million or US$10 million in 2020) [citation needed]
1998 Jeans 20 crore (200 million) 200 million (equivalent to 770 million or US$10 million in 2020) [64]
2000 Raju Chacha 25 crore (250 million) 250 million (equivalent to 880 million or US$12 million in 2020) Hindi [60]
2001 Lagaan 25 crore (250 million) 250 million (equivalent to 850 million or US$11 million in 2020) [65]
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... 40 crore (400 million) 400 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$18 million in 2020) [66]
2002 Devdas 50 crore (500 million) 500 million (equivalent to 1.6 billion or US$21 million in 2020) [67]
2005 Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story ₹50 crore (500 million) 500 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$19 million in 2020) Hindustani [68][69]
2007 Sivaji 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.5 billion or US$20 million in 2020) Tamil [70]
2008 Dasavathaaram 60 crore (600 million) 600 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$19 million in 2020) [71]
Ghajini 65 crore (650 million) 650 million (equivalent to 1.5 billion or US$20 million in 2020) Hindi [56]
2009 Blue 80 crore (800 million) 800 million (equivalent to 1.7 billion or US$22 million in 2020) [72]
2010 My Name is Khan ₹85 crore (850 million) 850 million (equivalent to 1.6 billion or US$21 million in 2020) [73]
Enthiran 132 crore (1.32 billion) 1.32 billion (equivalent to 2.5 billion or US$33 million in 2020) Tamil [74]
2011 Ra.One 150 crore (1.5 billion) ₹1.5 billion (equivalent to ₹2.6 billion or US$31 million in 2017) Hindi [75]
2013 Dhoom 3 175 crore (1.75 billion) ₹1.75 billion (equivalent to ₹2.5 billion or US$30 million in 2017) [8]
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning 180 crore (1.8 billion) ₹1.8 billion (equivalent to ₹2.3 billion or US$27 million in 2017) Telugu
Tamil
[21]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Hindi [8]
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 250 crore (2.5 billion) 2.5 billion (US$33 million) Telugu
Tamil
[8]
2018 2.0 570 crore (5.75 billion) 5.75 billion (US$75 million) Tamil [a]
2022 RRR 500 crore (500 billion) 500 crore (US$66 million) Telugu [5]

Most expensive films by language

Assamese

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 (US$330,000) [76]

Bengali

The cinema of West Bengal produces films in Bengali language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Amazon Obhijaan 2017 Shree Venkatesh Films 20 crore (US$2.6 million) [77]
2 Chander Pahar 2013 15 crore (US$2.0 million) [78]
Yoddha: The Warrior 2014
3 Macho Mastaana 2012 Remac Filmz 7 crore (US$920,000) [79]
4 Mishawr Rawhoshyo 2013 Shree Venkatesh Films [80]

Bhojpuri

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

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref
1 Nirahua Chalal London 2019 Pashupatinath Production 4 crore (US$520,000) Released[81]

Gujarati

Gujarati cinema, 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) [82]
2 Kevi Rite Jaish 2012 1.75 crore (US$270,000) [82]

Hindi

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 Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Saaho 2019 UV Creations
T-Series
350 crore (US$46 million) #+ [6][7]
2 Thugs of Hindostan 2018 Yash Raj Films 310 crore (US$41 million) [8]
3 Radhe Shyam 2022 UV Creations
T-Series
300 crore (US$39 million)– 350 crore (US$46 million) #+ [b]
4 83 2021 Reliance Entertainment
Kabir Khan Films
270 crore (US$35 million) [14]
5 Padmaavat 2018 Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
215 crore (US$28 million) [16][17]
6 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Yash Raj Films 210 crore (US$28 million) [18]
7 Zero 2018 Red Chillies Entertainment
Colour Yellow Productions
200 crore (US$26 million) [19]
8 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 Fox Star Studios
Rajshri Productions
180 crore (US$28.06 million) [8]

Kannada

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 Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 Hombale Films 100 crore (US$13 million) [83]
Kurukshetra 2019 KCN Movies, Vrushabhadri productions and Rockline productions [84]
2 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 Hombale Films 80 crore (US$10 million) [85][86]
3 Kabza 2022 Shri Siddheshwara enterprises 70 crore (US$9.2 million)-80 crore (US$10 million) [87]
4 Kotigobba 3 2021 Rambabu films 70 crore (US$9.2 million) [88]
5 Pailwan 2019 Zee Studios
RRR Motion Pictures Production
50 crore (US$6.6 million) [89]
6 The Villain 2018 Tanvi–Shanvi Films 45 crore (US$5.9 million) [90]
7 Nagarahavu 2016 Inbox Pictures pvt ltd
Blockbuster Studios
Pen Movies
40 crore (US$5.2 million) [91]
8 Pogaru 2021 Shri Jagadguru movies 31 crore (US$4.1 million) [92]
9 Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna 2012 Chithravani 26 crore (US$3.4 million) [93]
10 Mr. Airavata 2015 Sandesh Combines 25 crore (US$3.3 million) [94]

Malayalam

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 Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham 2021 Aashirvad Cinemas
Moonshot Entertainments
Confident Group
100 crore (US$13 million) [95]
2 Mamangam 2019 Kavya Film Company 55 crore (US$7.2 million) [96]
3 Odiyan 2018 Aashirvad Cinemas 50 crore (US$6.6 million) [97]
4 Kayamkulam Kochunni Sree Gokulam Films 45 crore (US$5.9 million) [98]
5 Veeram 2016 Chandrakala Arts 35 crore (US$4.6 million) [99]
Kurup 2021 Wayfarer Films [100]
Trance 2020 Anwar Rasheed Entertainments [101]
8 Lucifer 2019 Aashirvad Cinemas 30 crore (US$3.9 million) [102]
9 Big Brother 2020 S Talkies
Shaman International
Vaishaka Cynyma
Carnival Movie Network
32 crore (US$4.2 million) [103]
10 Madhura Raja 2019 Nelson Ipe Cinemas 27 crore (US$3.5 million) [104]
Mālik 2021 Anto Joseph Film Company [105]

Marathi

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 Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Thackeray 2019 Viacom 18 Motion Pictures 30 crore (US$3.9 million) #+ [106]
2 Lai Bhaari 2014 Mumbai Film Company 15 crore (US$2.0 million) [107]
3 Pyaar Vali Love Story Cinema Company India Pvt Ltd
Dreaming 24/7 Productions
and STV Network Pvt Ltd
7.5 crore (US$980,000) [108]
4 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali 2015 Essel Vision Productions 7 crore (US$920,000) [107]
5 Faster Fene 2017 Mumbai Film Company
Essel Vision Productions
6 crore (US$790,000) [109]
6 Bhikari Essel Vision Productions 5 crore (US$660,000) [107]

Punjabi

The Punjabi cinema, produces films in Punjabi language.

Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 Chaar Sahibzaade 2014 Baweja Movies 20 crore (US$2.6 million) [110]
2 Zorawar 2016 PTC Motion Pictures 16 crore (US$2.1 million) [111]
3 Sardaar Ji 2015 White Hill Productions 13 crore (US$1.7 million) [112]
4 Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 8.5 crore (US$1.1 million) [113]
5 Mirza – The Untold Story 2012 Inda Raikoti and Aman Khatkar 8 crore (US$1.0 million) [114]

Tamil

The Tamil cinema, colloquially known as Kollywood in reference to its headquarters, Kodambakkam, produces films in Tamil language.[115]

#+ Implies that the film is a multilingual and the budget figure includes the collective expense to produce all versions.
Rank Title Year Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 2.0 2018 Lyca Productions 570 crore (US$75 million) [4]
2 Saaho 2019 UV Creations
T-Series Films
350 crore (US$46 million) #+ [6]
3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works 250 crore (US$33 million) #+ [15]
4 Darbar 2020 Lyca Productions 200 crore (US$26 million) [20]
Bigil 2019 AGS Entertainment 180 crore (US$24 million) [22]
6 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 180 crore (US$24 million) #+ [21]
7 Valimai 2022 Zee Studios 150 crore (US$20 million) [30]
Beast 2022 Sun Pictures 150 crore (US$20 million) [31]
9 Master 2021 XB Film Creators 135 crore (US$18 million) [34]

Telugu

The Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood, 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 Studio(s) Budget (est.) Ref.
1 RRR 2022 DVV Entertainment 550 crore (US$72 million) [5]
2 Saaho 2019 UV Creations
T-Series Films
350 crore (US$46 million) #+ [6][7]
3 Radhe Shyam 2022 300 crore (US$39 million)– 350 crore (US$46 million) #+ [b]
4 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company 300 crore (US$39 million) [11][12][13]
5 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works 250 crore (US$38.39 million) #+ [15]
Pushpa: The Rise 2021 Mythri Movie Makers
Muttamsetty Media
170 crore (US$22 million)–200 crore (US$26 million) [23][24]
7 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 180 crore (US$28.06 million) #+ [21]
8 Acharya 2022 Konidela Production CompanyMatinee Entertaimnent 140 crore (US$18 million) [33]
9 Spyder 2017 NVR Cinema LLP
Reliance Entertainment
120 crore (US$18.43 million) #+ [116]
10 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts 100 crore (US$13 million) [40]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Budget estimates of 2.0 vary. Director S. Shankar said the budget stands between 400–450 crore[1] while actor Rajnikanth stated it to be ₹600 crore.[2] Independent estimates include ₹500 crore by The Times of India[3] and ₹570 crore by International Business Times.[4]
  2. ^ a b c While the Outlook estimated the budget as 300 crore,[9] India Today reported it to be 350 crore.[10]
  3. ^ 3.1439 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1933: 13.33 per pound,[46] $4.24 per pound[47]
  4. ^ 75,000[44][45] (US$23,856)[c] in 1933 (US$499,382 or 3 crore[48] in 2016)
  5. ^ 3.3223 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1943[50]
  6. ^ 200,000[49] (US$60,200)[e] in 1943 (equivalent to US$1 million or 6.83 crore[48] in 2016)

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