Top 10 Most Expensive Bollywood FilmsSince big budget is the mantra for success nowadays, let us have a look at the Bollywood biggies whose budgets have touched the skies.
10. Jodhaa Akbar
Gowariker’s gargantuan epic based on Mughal emperor Akbar’s life and his
relationship with his Hindu wife Jodhaabai costed about 40 crores.
Elaborate sets, huge war scenes and Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai as
stars push the budget upwards.
Khushi Kabhie Gham
multi star studded film had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, SRK,
Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. The film was shot in the US
and UK, apart from India, and with designer wear and huge sets, it was
one of the most expensive movies made during its time. It had a budget
of about 42 crores.
Alvida Naa Kehna
Karan Johar again, this time minus
Kareena, Hrithik, Kajol but including Rani Mukherji, Abhishek Bachchan
and Priety Zinta made the whole of his movie in his favourite location,
Manhattan, in New York. Thus, the budget was bound to shoot up just like
the New York skyscrapers, to about 44 crores. Though the film did not
much on the lines of a story, it did have a good music score, always a
presence in a Karan Johar movie.
comical and over-the-top take on Bollywood was a colorful extravaganza
filled with technical mastery. With SRK and Deepika in lead roles, the
film was famous for its songs (the one with 31 stars from the film
industry) and its reincarnation theme. It cost about 45 crores, out of
which a large chunk must have surely been allotted to the publicity
campaign, which was extensive.
comedy flick involving a happy go lucky sardar was shot entirely at
foreign locations, with some reverts to India. The hit jodi of Katrina
Kaif and Akshay Kumar spelled magic at the box office. Snoop Dogg also
sung a song for the film, which costed about 50 crores.
Roshan’s sequel to Koi Mil Gaya was replete with stunts and special
effects. The film also involved a lot of foreign shoots and was packaged
by special effects people brought in from Hollywood. This Hrithik
Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer cost about 50 crores.
4. The Hero:
Love Story of a Spy
This Anil Sharma film had Priyanka Chopra, Preity
Zinta, and Sunny Deol was the most expensive film of its time. It did
quite a decent amount of business, given the performances and the plot
was nothing to brag about. It cost about 55 crores.
storyline (or the lack of it), below the belt jokes, Hollywood stars
with no roles to play but eye candy, and vulgar show of skin
characterized this movie. But the shooting was in exotic locales and the
start studded cast and the hugely extensive (and forceful) publicity
campaign ensured that the budget touched 60 crores.
remake of the smash South Indian movie made huge profits for him, raking
in about 180 crores in revenue. The movie itself is a really bad remake
of the awesomely made Memento. The movie cost about 65 crores, which
will surely include the nationwide PR programme, which also involved
some bizarre concepts like giving the signature Ghajini haircut outside
theaters and the war of words between SRK and Aamir.
1. Love Story
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are at no. 1. Harry Baweja’s
launch vehicle for his son Harman, was packed with blue sets, special
effects and a robot called QT (who proved to be a better actor than
Harman). We saw him dance (Harman that is), we saw him trying to act and
we saw Priyanka Chopra in red hair. The film promised to be a sci-fi
extravaganza but turned out to be a damp squid. But it cost daddy Harry a
whopping 80 crores.
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