It is often misinterpreted that a blockbuster film requires hefty investments. Well, the reality suggests something entirely contrary.
Over the years, several films have shaken this stereotypical perspective by breaking the box office with their outstanding performances. Right from Taare Zameen Par, to Vicky Donor, the unprecedented storyline combined with stunning execution led to their historic victory.
7 movies that went from rags to riches
If you’ve been a die-hard believer of ‘ye sab paise ka khel hai’, these 7 movies are sure to prove you wrong. Once you are through, don’t forget to watch these movies (if you haven’t already) – they are the real Bollywood cinema!
Taare Zameen Par – 12 Crores
This movie, produced under a budget of 12 Crores, turned out to be a massive hit in India with a profit of 89 Crores. Released in 2007, Taare Zameen Par starred Darsheel Safary and Aamir Khan who aced their characters with brilliant acting skills.
The storyline revolves around a dyslexic child who was abandoned by his family. This heart-wrenching tale did not miss to standout amidst the usual Bollywood films that are encircled within the same fable of romance and action.
The character of Aamir Khan as a teacher who was himself a victim of the same disease was outstanding. I am sure, by the end of it, every viewer had shed a tear of joy!
Vicky Donor – 5 Crore
Released in 2012, the movie starred one of the finest actors in Bollywood, Ayushmann Khurrana opposite Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor. This Indian romantic comedy was definitely loaded with the right pint of humour with no boring scenes to kill the excitement.
With an entirely different concept of sperm donation and infertility, this movie bagged profits in amounts none of us ever imagined. Who’d ever tell it was produced under a 5 Crore budget but earned around 12 times more? (61.32 Crores)
Vicky Donor has been produced in Bengali and Punjabi after considering immense popularity in Hindi.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha – 18 Crore
Produced under a budget of 18 Crore, Toilet starred Sonam Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Bhumika Pednakar reserved a special place in the hearts of the audience for the social message it carried for the rural population of the nation.
The movie was produced to make people aware of the benefits of a toilet and rise above nonsensical beliefs.
The film also left a lasting impact on people for its credibility and socially concepts. Well, the box office collection is a proof – 311.5 Crores!
Tanu Weds Manu – 17.5 Crores
With a budget of 17.5 Crores, Tanu Weds Manu managed to level up with its entertaining aura and charming scenes that bloated everyone’s stomach with laughter.
Kangana Ranaut and R.Madhavan who played the lead roles in the film were much appreciated for their discriminative roles while Swara Bhaskar who played the side was also in the appreciation list for her fantastic performance.
Guess the astounding figure this 2-hour entertainment-packed film? – 70 Crores!
English Vinglish – 10 Crores
A simple film based on the life of a middle-class uneducated woman who struggles to learn the English language to fit into her environment displayed some real-life situations for all the women who belong to this category.
This film starred by Sri Devi was brilliantly executed under a budget of 10 Crores which is almost hard to believe. With a fine storyline, engaging plot and thunderous climax, audiences were thrilled by the performances of the cast in this film.
The box-office figure backed up by the positive responses from all over the nation was 91 Crores!
No One Killed Jessica – 9 Crores INR
Based on a real story, No One Killed Jessica was made under a budget of Rs 9 Crores received generously positive reviews with Rs 58 Crores box office collection. This biological thriller story that starred Rani Mukherjee struck every chord of emotion in a span of 2 hours.
No wonder, the entire Bollywood couldn’t stop praising the cast-performance. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, this film unravels the murder mystery of Jessica Lal.
Aashiqui 2 – 10 Crores INR
Although this romantic film had a terribly boring half, it managed to earn a good name in the box office with an astonishing figure of Rs 175.07 Crores. With a budget of Rs10 Crores, it starred Shraddha Kapoor opposite of Aditya Roy Kapur.
Aashiqui 2 was a beautiful romantic film about 2 singers who struggled to be with each other forever.
Although these 7 movies were created under a low budget, it is inspiring how they managed to recreate the history of Bollywood with its unparalleled storytelling.