The audience of Bollywood is hungry for good content along with how the actors are doing their roles. There is so much that goes into those two hours of entertainment you enjoy and one of the critical factors is money. People have opened up to watching the small budget and meaningful films recently but the craze for larger-than-life and big-budget films is still huge. Following is a list of top five biggest budget movies of Bollywood.
2.0 is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film written and directed by S Shankar. Produced by Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. As the second instalment in the Enthiran franchise, 2.0 is a standalone sequel to Enthiran (2010), featuring Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The film follows the conflict between Chitti, the once dismantled humanoid robot, and Pakshi Rajan, a former ornithologist who seeks vengeance upon cell phone users to prevent avian population decline. Produced on an estimated budget of Rs 543 crore ($76 million), 2.0 is the most expensive Indian film to date.
Saaho is an upcoming Indian action film, written and directed by Sujeeth, and produced by UV Creations, T-Series, and Dharma Productions. The film stars Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor Neil, Nitin Mukesh and Evelyn Sharma, and is being shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The estimated budget of this film is Rs 300 crore ($43 mn).
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a 2017 Indian epic action film directed by S S Rajamouli and written by his father K V Vijayendra Prasad. Released on 28 April 2017, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah while Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, and Subbaraju appear in prominent roles. The second cinematic part in the Baahubali franchise, it is the follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning, serving as both a sequel and a prequel. The film is set in medieval India and follows the sibling rivalry between Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva; the latter conspires against the former and has him killed by Kattappa. Years later, Amarendra’s son returns to avenge his death. The movie was made on an estimated budget of Rs 215 crore ($35mn).
Padmaavat is a 2018 Indian epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Loosely based on the epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, it stars Deepika
Padukone as Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen known for her beauty, wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, hears of her beauty and attacks her kingdom to claim her. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka featured in supporting roles. The film’s production budget was Rs 2.15 billion ($30 million).
Thugs of Hindostan
Thugs of Hindostan (Credit: Facebook)Thugs of Hindostan is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Katrina
Kaif, and Lloyd Owen. Set in 1795, the film follows a band of Thugs led by Khudabaksh Azaad, who aspires to free Hindostan (the Indian subcontinent) from the rule of the expanding British East India Company. Alarmed, British commander John Clive sends a small-time Thug from Awadh, Firangi Mallah, to infiltrate and counter the threat. This movie is produced on an estimated budget of Rs 240 crore ($33 million).