Most Expensive Indian Films

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)
The film is set as a retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata, from the view of Bhimasenan, the second Pandava.
Stars: Mohanlal
“ Budget : 1000cr (An early estimation) ” - Samrudh David
 
2.
2.0 (2017)
In the near future, a scientist builds a robot called Chitti.
Director: S. Shankar
“ Budget : 400cr ” - Samrudh David
 
3.
Karnan (????)
This film is based on Mahabharata.
Director: R.S. Vimal
“ Budget : 350cr ” - Samrudh David
 
4.
Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (167 mins.)
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
“ Budget : 250cr ” - Samrudh David
 
5.
Sangamithra (2018)
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.
“ Budget : 250cr ” - Samrudh David
 
6.
Padmavati (2017)
The story of Alauddin Khilji, the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty, and his obsessive love for the queen of Mewar, Padmavati, renowned for her beauty, intellect and courage. (193 mins.)
“ Budget : 190cr ” - Samrudh David
 
7.
Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people. (159 mins.)
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
“ Budget : 180cr ” - Samrudh David
 
8.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
While recovering from an assassination attempt four days before his coronation, a stern prince is replaced by a romantic lookalike. (164 mins.)
“ Budget : 180cr ” - Samrudh David
 
9.
Dhoom:3 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
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. (172 mins.)
“ Budget : 175cr ” - Samrudh David
 
10.
Dilwale (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Rival gang affiliations cannot keep two pairs of lovers apart - or can they? (158 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
“ Budget : 165cr ” - Samrudh David
 
11.
Thugs of Hindostan (2018)
Two legends come together for a never seen before action adventure.
“ Budget : 160cr ” - Samrudh David
 
12.
Happy New Year (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A team of losers win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever by team India. (180 mins.)
Director: Farah Khan
“ Budget : 150cr ” - Samrudh David
 
13.
Sultan (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler's journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds. Will he emerge victorious? (170 mins.)
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
“ Budget : 145cr ” - Samrudh David
 
14.
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand. (158 mins.)
“ Budget : 145cr ” - Samrudh David
 
15.
Kick (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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. (146 mins.)
“ Budget : 140cr ” - Samrudh David
 
16.
Bang Bang (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A young bank receptionist gets mixed up with Rajveer Nanda, a man who has a mysterious background. (153 mins.)
Director: Siddharth Anand
“ Budget : 140cr ” - Samrudh David
 
17.
PK (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Budget : 135cr ” - Samrudh David
 
18.
Enthiran (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (155 mins.)
Director: Shankar
“ Budget : 132cr ” - Samrudh David
 
19.
Ra.One (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A video game developer's world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real. (156 mins.)
Director: Anubhav Sinha
“ Budget : 130cr ” - Samrudh David
 
20.
Dangal (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression. (161 mins.)
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
“ Budget : 125cr ” - Samrudh David
 
21.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family. (163 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
“ Budget : 125cr ” - Samrudh David
 
22.
Kochadaiiyaan (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A saga of revenge undertaken by a son for his father's name and his kingdom. (124 mins.)
“ Budget : 125cr ” - Samrudh David
 
23.
i (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (188 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
“ Budget : 120cr ” - Samrudh David
 
24.
Vishwaroopam 2 (????)
Wizam attempts to save the nation from warrior Omar. (125 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ Budget : 120cr ” - Samrudh David
 
25.
Puli (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A virtuous soldier tries to save people from an evil queen and a throne-seeking commander. (155 mins.)
Director: Chimbudeven
“ Budget : 118cr ” - Samrudh David
 
26.
Krrish 3 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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. (152 mins.)
Director: Rakesh Roshan
“ Budget : 115cr ” - Samrudh David
 
27.
Mohenjo Daro (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In 2016 BC, a kind farmer leads an uprising in the city of Mohenjo Daro. (155 mins.)
“ Budget : 115cr ” - Samrudh David
 
28.
Bombay Velvet (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'. (149 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ Budget : 115cr ” - Samrudh David
 
29.
Kabali (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Pa. Ranjith
“ Budget : 111cr ” - Samrudh David
 
30.
Vivegam (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An Interpol agent betrayed by his friends sets out to take revenge against the friends who work for a secret agency. (148 mins.)
Director: Siva
“ Budget : 110cr ” - Samrudh David
 
31.
Chennai Express (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (141 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
“ Budget : 110cr ” - Samrudh David
 
32.
Singham Returns (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (142 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
“ Budget : 110cr ” - Samrudh David
 
33.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
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. (160 mins.)
Director: Milan Luthria
“ Budget : 110cr ” - Samrudh David
 
34.
Jagga Jasoos (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Join Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, who along with a female companion, is on a quest to find his missing father. (161 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
“ Budget : 110cr ” - Samrudh David
 
35.
Spyder (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Intelligence officer Shiva must use his skills and intellect to take down a psychotic terrorist wrecking havoc in Hyderabad. (155 mins.)
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
“ Budget : 105cr ” - Samrudh David
 
36.
Fan (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Gaurav's world revolves around the superstar Aryan Khanna. What happens when his passion turns into a dangerous obsession? (138 mins.)
Director: Maneesh Sharma
“ Budget : 105cr ” - Samrudh David
 
37.
Shivaay (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Shivaay is a Himalayan mountaineer who is an innocent and yet is capable of transforming into a mean destroyer when he needs to protect his family. (153 mins.)
Director: Ajay Devgn
“ Budget : 105cr ” - Samrudh David
 
38.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (184 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
“ Budget : 104cr ” - Samrudh David
 
39.
Raees (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop. (143 mins.)
Director: Rahul Dholakia
“ Budget : 100cr ” - Samrudh David
 
40.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (158 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
“ Budget : 100cr ” - Samrudh David
 
41.
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
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
“ Budget : 100cr ” - Samrudh David
 
42.
Tubelight (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Tubelight is the story of a man's unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family. (136 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
“ Budget : 100cr ” - Samrudh David