Top 10 Most Expensive And Biggest Bollywood Movies Ever Made

Salena Harshini |Jan 07, 2021

The perfect background set comes at a hefty price tag and hours worth of tedious labor. See the most expensive Bollywood movies here!

Heroes and heroines can do anything in a Bollywood motion picture. They can parkour from a rooftop to the sky, fight mammoth monsters, or transport from their houses to the scenic Himalayas. To do all of these parts with the maximal quality, a copious amount of budget is a must-have like the case of the below 10 movies. Check out to see the most expensive Bollywood movie right now.

For the unknown, some sets take more than a year to make and some even took 8 to 9 years of research.

10. Tiger Zinda Hai – Rs 210 crore

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sajjad Delfrooz

Tiger Zinda Hai
Tiger Zinda Hai had a budget of Rs 210 crore or $32 million

The 2017 spy thriller movie is the sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and takes inspiration from the abduction of an Indian nurse by ISIS.

Tiger Zinda Hai is one of the most expensive Bollywood movies of all time and it also grossed over Rs 565.1 crore. Furthermore, It becomes a big commercial hit and one of the highest-grossing Indian movies ever.

9. Padmaavat – Rs 215 crore

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor

Loosely based on Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s poem Padmaavat, the film is also the most expensive Bollywood movie ever made. In detail, the movie tells the tale of Rani Padmavati, the married beautiful queen desired by a sultan.


Made with a Rs 215 crore-worth budget, the movie has breath-taking visuals and grandness. In fact, Bhansali used technology like 3D and IMAX to remake the medieval period.

Although the sum to pour in was huge, the movie recovered the budget with an income of over Rs 585 crore. Padmavaat is currently among the highest worldwide grossers of all time and the most expensive Bollywood movies.

8. Thugs of Hindostan - Rs 220 to 310 crore

Cast: Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Katrina Kaif

Thugs Of Hindostan
Despite its underperformance at the ticket revenue, the film was totally a visual treat

Another name to be listed as the most expensive Bollywood movies is Thugs of Hindostan.

The filmmakers spent around Rs 220 to 310 crore for the venture as a majority of the budget was to create the surreal feel and look of the movie. According to Architecture Digest, a designer team worked for around three years before the movie was produced.

The production house focused on high-quality VFX and creating two giant ships that weighed more than 200 tonnes with the help of a thousand people.

7. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – Rs 250 crore

Cast: Prahbas, Anushka Shetty

The Indian fantasy-action movie is not only the most expensive Bollywood film but also stands as one of the most epic Indian flicks in the world. Meanwhile, considering the fact that the amount spent on making the film is Rs 250 crore, the VFX technology made the film a true treat for the eyes.

Everything seems more massive in Baahubali. From the courtrooms, the palace, and even the elephants, every factor is a league of its own.

The highest budget movie in India also collects attention because of two main actors Prabhas and Anushka Shetty alleged relationship. It is also one of the biggest triumphs in Prabhas's hit movie list.

Understandably, Baahubali 2 has set the bar extremely high for every other similarly themed flick.

6. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy – Rs 270 crore to 300 crore

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Chiranjeevi, Vijay Sethupathi

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy
The movie was inspired by the life story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

The film is essential in the Bollywood most expensive movie list. Besides, the film takes inspiration from Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy’s life.

He was an Indian independence activist in Andhra Pradesh who fought the British East India Company to end their atrocities. The 2019 movie made Rs 240 crore on a budget of Rs 300 crore. Chiranjeevi played the Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy role and executed it excellently.

While Amitabh Bachchan is famous without an explanation, Nayanthara is also a powerful actress. Nayanthara's salary per movie and private life are adored by fans.

5. Mahavir Karna – Rs 300 crore

Cast: Vikram, Suresh Gopi

Mahavir Karna
In addition, the movie which is the most expensive Bollywood movie is made in Hindi and Tamil languages

Mahavir Karna is not yet released yet its budget has already become the talk of the town. The multilingual film is among the most awaited movies starring Vikram.

Director RS Vimal will be in charge of directing this film. The flick is based on Karna, a character from an ancient Indian epic.

4. Saaho – Rs 350 crore

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhas, Neil Nitin Mukesh

Without a doubt, Saaho has boosted Prabhas and Shraddha's popularity to another level

There are 10 movies in the Bollywood most expensive movie list and Prabhas was in two of them.

Since filming took place in many nations: India, United Arab Emirates, Romania, and Austria; Saaho is named the most expensive Bollywood movie.

Made with a sum of Rs 350 crores, the movie collected Rs 433 crore at the international box office. Moreover, Saaho was among the biggest Indian grosser in 2019.

3. RRR – Rs 350 crore to 400 crore

Cast: N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Olivia Morris, Alia Bhatt

The most expensive Bollywood movie is made in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada

RRR is yet another unreleased movie named as the most expensive Bollywood film. It narrates the tale of India’s freedom fighters, Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju who confronted Nizam of Hyderabad and British Raj. It's the payment for RRR that makes JR NTR and Ram Charan among the highest-paid actors in South India in 2020.

The film’s initial release is on January 8, 2021, with dubbed versions. Surprisingly, there was even a rumor that Hollywood actress Emma Roberts would have been part of the film.

2. Ponniyin Selvan – Rs 500 crore

Cast:  Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prabhu

Ponniyin Selvan
Ponniyin Selvan has not come on floors. Yet, it is still trending

The forthcoming historical movie is filmmaker Mani Ratnam's directorial and co-product. Ponniyin Selva is an adaptation of a historical novel with the same name.

1 - 2.0 – Rs 570 crore

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson

And the highest budget movie in India title belongs to 2.0. The 2018 flick checked itself in the record notes as one of the most expensive movies ever made.

Besides, it also recovered nearly Rs 500 crores even before release. Advance bookings counted for Rs 120 crores on the whole. For the uninitiated, 2.0 is the first movie to be natively filmed in 3D.

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Finally, 2.0 is the most expensive Bollywood movie that's ever made

Moreover, Akshay Kumar was not the first choice for the man role as the makers contacted Kamak Haasan, Aamir Khan, Vikram, and even Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger. With the box-office of Rs 800 crore, it was one of the most successful films in Akshay Kumar’s career. Also, Akshay is one of the most expensive actors in the world.

Another interesting fact about 2.0 is it's also the Indian movie with biggest age-gap relationship between the lead couple when Rajinikanth is 42 years older than Amy Jackson.

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