In the recent years, producers and film makers have started spending a great deal of money in making films, as the trend of films crossing the 100 to 200 crore collection mark is on increase. So they do not mind spending huge sums on movies, as it increases their chances of getting lucrative returns on the box office. Nowdays bollywood movies are made with full VFX and latest technologies. They spend huge some of amount on the film sets, locations and songs.
List of biggest budget Bollywood movies:
10. Sooryavanshi (Rs.160 Crore)
Sooryavanshi is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Rohit Shetty Productions and Reliance Entertainment. It is the third installment in the cop universe created by Shetty, after Simmba (2018) and Singham Returns (2014). The film stars Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, and Jaaved Jaaferi.
The film tells the story of Veer Sooryavanshi, a police officer who is tasked with stopping a terrorist attack in Mumbai. The film has been praised for its action sequences, performances, and story. Sooryavanshi has grossed over ₹318 crore (US$40 million) worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Indian film of 2021.
9. Vikram Vedha (Rs.175 Crore)
Vikram Vedha is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Pushkar–Gayathri and produced by S. S. Lalit Kumar under the banner of T-Series. It is a remake of the 2017 Tamil film of the same name, starring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, and Rohit Saraf.
The film tells the story of Vikram, a police officer, and Vedha, a gangster, who are locked in a game of cat and mouse. The film has been praised for its action sequences, performances, and story. Vikram Vedha has grossed over ₹100 crore (US$13 million) worldwide.
8. Laal Singh Chaddha (Rs.180 Crore)
Laal Singh Chaddha is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age drama film directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Studios. It is an adaptation of the 1994 American film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Chaitanya Akkineni.
The film tells the story of Laal Singh Chaddha, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who goes on an extraordinary journey through India. He witnesses some of the most important events in the country’s history, and along the way, he learns about love, loss, and the power of hope. This movie was released in India on August 11, 2022.
7. Padmaavat (Rs.180-190 Crore)
“Padmaavat” is a 2018 Indian historical drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh. This epic tale of Rani Padmavati’s legendary valor earned widespread acclaim for its grandeur and powerful performances. Despite facing controversies and protests, “Padmaavat” proved to be a box office success, grossing over ₹585 crores (approximately $78 million USD) worldwide. The film’s success demonstrated the enduring appeal of historical epics in Bollywood and the potency of its storytelling and visual spectacle, solidifying its place as a significant cinematic achievement.
6. Zero (Rs.200 Crore)
“Zero” is a 2018 Indian romantic drama film directed by Aanand L. Rai, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. Khan plays the character of Bauua Singh, a vertically challenged man who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love. The film explores themes of acceptance, ambition, and relationships while showcasing cutting-edge visual effects. While Shah Rukh Khan’s performance received praise, the film received mixed reviews. Some lauded its uniqueness and emotional depth, while others found fault with its narrative. “Zero” remains a notable attempt in Bollywood to push boundaries and challenge conventions in storytelling.
5. Thugs of Hindostan (Rs.200-300 Crore)
“Thugs of Hindostan” is a 2018 Indian action-adventure film directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. Starring Bollywood heavyweights Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, along with Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, the film was highly anticipated but received mixed reviews. Set in the 18th century, it follows a group of rebels fighting against the British East India Company. Despite its grand production, impressive visuals, and powerful performances, the movie struggled to live up to the massive expectations, with criticisms aimed at its plot and pacing. While it had its moments, “Thugs of Hindostan” fell short of becoming the blockbuster it was intended to be.
4. Pathaan (Rs.225 Crore)
Pathaan is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand and written by Shridhar Raghavan and Abbas Tyrewala, from a story by Anand. The fourth installment in the YRF Spy Universe, it stars Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role with Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana. In the film, Pathaan (Khan), an exiled RAW agent, works with ISI agent Rubina Mohsin (Padukone) to take down Jim (Abraham), a former RAW agent, who plans to attack India with a deadly virus.
The film was released in India on 25 January 2023. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised Khan’s performance and the action sequences. The film was also a commercial success, grossing over ₹225 crore worldwide.
3. 83 Movie (Rs.225-270 Crore)
83 is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film based on the India national cricket team led by Kapil Dev, which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. The film stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, and also features Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Harrdy Sandhu, and Pankaj Tripathi in supporting roles. It was directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Reliance Entertainment.
The film was released in India on 24 December 2021. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances, direction, and production values. The film was also a commercial success, grossing over ₹300 crore (US$40 million) worldwide.
2. Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva (Rs.375-400 Crore)
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva is a 2022 Indian fantasy adventure film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy. The film is set in a world where ancient weapons known as Astras are being awakened, and follows Shiva, a young man who discovers that he has the power of the Brahmastra.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its visual effects, action sequences, and performances, but criticism for its screenplay and pacing. It was a commercial success, grossing over ₹400 crore (US$50 million) worldwide.
1. Adipurush (Rs.500-700 Crore)
Adipurush is a 2023 Indian mythological action film based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. It stars Prabhas as Lord Rama, Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh, Kriti Sanon as Janaki, and Sunny Singh as Lakshmana. The film is directed by Om Raut and produced by T-Series and Retrophiles. It was released on June 16, 2023.
The film tells the story of Raghav, a prince of the Ikshvaku dynasty from Kosala, who sets out to rescue his wife Janaki from the demon king Lankesh. The film has been praised for its visual effects and action sequences, but has also been criticized for its portrayal of the characters.