Most Expensive Indian Films

by Samrudh David | created - 28 Jun 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

All these are estimated figures, the original production costs may vary slightly..

The Indian films with a minimum budget of 100 crore are listed here

For the films listed here the budget includes remunerations, promotion & print costs too

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1. Mahabharata: Part 1 (2020)

Action, Drama, War | Pre-production

The film is set as a retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata, from the view of Bhimasenan, the second Pandava.

Director: V.A. Shrikumar Menon | Stars: Mohanlal, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Manju Warrier

Budget : 1000cr (An early estimation)

2. 2.0 (2018)

Action, Sci-Fi | Completed

Dr.Vaseegaran is forced to reassemble Chitti in order to stop a deadly winged monster.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Mayur Bansiwal, Adil Hussain

Budget : 400cr

3. Karnan

Action, Adventure, War | Announced

This film is based on Mahabharata.

Director: R.S. Vimal | Star: Prithviraj Sukumaran

Budget : 350cr

4. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 51,876 | Gross: $17.38M

Budget : 250cr

5. Sangamithra (2018)

Action, Drama, History | Pre-production

Set in the 8th century A.D., Sangamithra is the story of an Indian Princess and the trials and tribulations she undergoes so as to save her kingdom.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Disha Patani, Jayam Ravi, Arya

Budget : 250cr

6. Padmavati

164 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Anupriya Goenka

Budget : 190cr

7. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 82,760 | Gross: $6.74M

Budget : 180cr

8. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.7
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While recovering from an assassination attempt four days before his coronation, a stern prince is replaced by a romantic lookalike.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 13,844 | Gross: $4.36M

Budget : 180cr

9. Dhoom 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.4
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61 Metascore

Sahir, who is trained in magic and acrobatics is robbing banks in Chicago belonging to the man responsible for his father's death. Brought in to help are Indian police officers, Jai and Ali.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 37,291 | Gross: $8.03M

Budget : 175cr

10. Dilwale (2015)

158 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Depicting a brotherhood between two step-brothers in which the elder brother has a secret identity.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan

Votes: 26,212 | Gross: $4.83M

Budget : 165cr

11. Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Two legends come together for a never seen before action adventure.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh

Budget : 160cr

12. Happy New Year (I) (2014)

180 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A gang of an amateur dancers takes part in a dancing competition to avenge their personal vendetta.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher

Votes: 28,974

Budget : 150cr

13. Saaho (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot under wraps

Stars: Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhas, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff

Budget : 150cr

14. Sultan (2016)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.1
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Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler's journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds. Will he emerge victorious?

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar | Stars: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma Kohli, Marko Zaror, Ron Smoorenburg

Votes: 28,940 | Gross: $6.20M

Budget : 145cr

15. Bajirao Mastani (2015)

158 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Tanvi Azmi

Votes: 23,759 | Gross: $6.56M

Budget : 145cr

16. Kick (2014)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Devi Lal Singh, a typical youth with an anomalous standard of living, tries to find pleasure in whatever he does. He eventually becomes a thief and dons a new name, Devil.

Director: Sajid Nadiadwala | Stars: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda

Votes: 19,174 | Gross: $2.46M

Budget : 140cr

17. Bang Bang (I) (2014)

153 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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A young bank receptionist gets mixed up with Rajveer Nanda, a man who has a mysterious background.

Director: Siddharth Anand | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Pavan Malhotra, Danny Denzongpa

Votes: 18,384 | Gross: $2.55M

Budget : 140cr

18. PK (2014)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. His childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter, and letting go.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma Kohli, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 114,468 | Gross: $10.62M

Budget : 135cr

19. Enthiran (2010)

174 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Dr. Vasi, a brilliant scientist, builds Chitti, a unique robot, who is programmed to protect mankind and also feel human emotions. Problems arise when Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's girlfriend.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 20,709 | Gross: $4.37M

Budget : 132cr

20. Ra.One (2011)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.8
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60 Metascore

A video game developer's world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real.

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahana Goswami

Votes: 33,450 | Gross: $2.51M

Budget : 130cr

21. Dangal (2016)

Unrated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 77,452 | Gross: $12.39M

Budget : 125cr

22. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Om Puri

Votes: 54,199 | Gross: $8.18M

Budget : 125cr

23. Kochadaiiyaan (2014)

Not Rated | 124 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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A saga of revenge undertaken by a son for his father's name and his kingdom.

Director: Soundarya R. Ashwin | Stars: Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Sarath Kumar, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 4,249 | Gross: $0.66M

Budget : 125cr

24. i (2015)

188 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A successful model's professional and personal life takes an ugly turn when he develops a hunchback due to an injection. He then plots revenge against the people who ruined his life.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel

Votes: 15,311

Budget : 120cr

25. Vishwaroopam 2

125 min | Action, Drama | Filming

Wizam attempts to save the nation from warrior Omar.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar

Budget : 120cr

26. Puli (2015)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Fantasy

4.8
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A virtuous soldier tries to save people from an evil queen and a throne-seeking commander.

Director: Chimbudeven | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Sudeep, Sridevi, Prabhu

Votes: 6,198

Budget : 118cr

27. Krrish 3 (2013)

152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.3
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Krrish and his scientist father have to save the world and their own family from an evil man named Kaal and his gang of mutants, led by the ruthless Kaya.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut

Votes: 17,443 | Gross: $2.19M

Budget : 115cr

28. Mohenjo Daro (2016)

155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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39 Metascore

In 2016 BC, a kind farmer leads an uprising in the city of Mohenjo Daro.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh

Votes: 8,541 | Gross: $1.25M

Budget : 115cr

29. Bombay Velvet (2015)

149 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma Kohli, Karan Johar, Satyadeep Misra

Votes: 4,528

Budget : 115cr

30. Kabali (2016)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Before Indian Independence, many Tamils from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali, the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.

Director: Pa. Ranjith | Stars: Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte, Dhansika

Votes: 8,869 | Gross: $3.90M

Budget : 111cr

31. Vivegam (2017)

149 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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An Interpol agent betrayed by his friends sets out to take revenge against the friends who work for a secret agency.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal, Akshara Haasan

Votes: 8,300

Budget : 110cr

32. Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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45 Metascore

Rahul, who is asked to immerse his late grandfather's ashes in Rameshwaram, unwillingly boards the Chennai Express and finds himself entangled with Meena, the daughter of a don.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Sathyaraj, Nikitin Dheer

Votes: 40,957 | Gross: $5.31M

Budget : 110cr

33. Singham Returns (2014)

142 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Owing to the wrongdoings affiliated with evils similar to black money, an honest but ferocious police officer returns as the Deputy Commissioner of Police with the prospect of wiping out injustice.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anupam Kher, Ajay Devgn, Mahesh Manjrekar

Votes: 5,779 | Gross: $1.23M

Budget : 110cr

34. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)

160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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After killing his mentor, a gangster comes into power to rule over Mumbai. In the process he falls for an aspiring actress, nevertheless he finds that his protege has fallen for her too which leads to enmity between them.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 5,749

Budget : 110cr

35. Jagga Jasoos (2017)

161 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Join Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, who along with a female companion, is on a quest to find his missing father.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Chitrak Bandyopadhyay

Votes: 5,798 | Gross: $0.49M

Budget : 110cr

36. Spyder (2017)

155 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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Intelligence officer Shiva must use his skills and intellect to take down a psychotic wrecking havoc in Hyderabad.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Surya S.J., Bharath Srinivasan, Rakul Preet Singh

Votes: 5,613

Budget : 105cr

37. Fan (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The obsessive fan of a superstar turns into his biggest enemy after being shunned by him.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Sayani Gupta, Zachary Coffin, Puja Panchkoty

Votes: 35,397 | Gross: $1.36M

Budget : 105cr

38. Shivaay (2016)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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After his daughter gets kidnapped by traffickers in Bulgaria, a Himalayan mountaineer turns into a destroyer who will stop at nothing to get her back and other girls rescued.

Director: Ajay Devgn | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abigail Eames, Erika Kaar, Sayyeshaa Saigal

Votes: 8,274

Budget : 105cr

39. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

184 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Anupam Kher, Disha Patani, Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhoomika Chawla

Votes: 24,009 | Gross: $1.78M

Budget : 104cr

40. Raees (2017)

143 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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A bootlegger sets out to improve his community as a promising leader but falls in a political trap.

Director: Rahul Dholakia | Stars: Raj Arjun, Shubham Chintamani, Shubham Tukaram, Dhanveer

Votes: 32,411 | Gross: $3.26M

Budget : 100cr

41. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

Not Rated | 158 min | Drama, Music, Musical

5.8
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40 Metascore

This story explores love - the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often terrifying ride it takes us on. It is the journey of two characters, Alizeh and Ayan, as they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma Kohli, Fawad Khan

Votes: 15,811 | Gross: $4.24M

Budget : 100cr

42. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

145 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | Post-production

A sequel to the record-breaking blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Tiger Zinda Hai' continues the story of two super spies Tiger and Zoya eight years later.

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anupriya Goenka, Paresh Rawal

Budget : 100cr

43. Tubelight (2017)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

4.2
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A story of two brothers set during the Sino-Indian war, 1962: the younger one who's at war at the borders and the elder who's at war with his own world.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Votes: 9,684 | Gross: $0.93M

Budget : 100cr