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5 Most Expensive Bollywood Movies of All Times

Bollywood has grown leaps and bounds to come at par with Hollywood when it comes to sets, VFX effects, high end technical equipment, production cost and every other thing that goes into film making. A decade ago Bollywood was seen as pretty inferior to Hollywood merely from the virtue of these differences but this new era of Bollywood has evolved to come at par with film making in the west. You would agree to that after a movie like Robot, right?

Bollywood movies of the present era are made extravagantly when it comes to production cost and this is pretty evident on the silver screen. So, what was the budget that went into making of your favourite movie? Which are the most lavish Bollywood films in terms of money that went into it? Let’s find out. Here are the 5 most expensive Indian movies of all time!


  1. Dilwale

This movie recreated the Shahrukh Kajol romance all over again after years and we were so thankful to Rohit Shetty for doing that. The movie also starred Varun Dhawan and the pretty Kriti Sanon in lead roles and the total budget that went into making this movie was INR 1.65 Billion. The movie did well on the box office and earned over USD 58 million worldwide.


  1. Dhoom 3

The third fragment of the iconic Dhoom series starring Mr perfectionist, Amir Khan is the 4th most expensive Bollywood movies of all time. The movie also features Katrina Kaif and the mandatory Abhishek – Uday Chopra duo. This movie was made with a whooping budget of INR 175 crore and was of its time the most expensive film unless crossed over by films that came thereafter. Dhoom 3 was a sprawling hit


  1. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

This was the 4th collaboration between Sooraj Barjatya and Salman Khan after successful movies like Hum Saath Saath hai, Maine Pyaar Kia and Hum Apke Hai Kaun. The overall expenditure that went into making this movie was around INR 1.8 billion. The film however failed to recreate the magic that the previous Sooraj Barjatya and Salman movies managed to create.


  1. Bahubali: The Beginning

Do you remember how sprawling the sets were? Do you remember how everything looked so extravagant? Of course we do! Bahubali was nothing less than a revolution when it came to effects and presentation. S.S Rajamouli left no stone unturned to make it the most alluring film ever. INR 1.8 billion were splurged on this beautiful saga and the movie made humungous collections at the box office. It became the highest grossing film in India and the third highest Indian film worldwide with earnings of INR 6.5 billion.

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  1. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion

This wasn’t too hard to guess. With Bahubali one being the second most expensive movies of all time it was pretty obvious that Bahubali 2 would the most expensive movie ever made in India. We all had to watch to find out as to why Kattappa killed Bahubali! Initially the budget for both the parts was to be 250 crore but seeing the grand success of part one the budget for the second instalment was hiked and this became the highest grossing Indian film ever. Within just 6 days of its release the film garnered INR 8 billion and it became the first ever film to cross 10 billion.

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