The advent of each film demands a lump sum investment. While most filmmakers bag a bargain, others risk investment to relish hefty results.
Thankfully, most movies that invested millions for just 3 hours of entertainment made it to the box office and the history of world cinema couldn’t have imagined something as rich.
9 films that marked their fame
The competition amidst films to break into the box office and spread their fame like wildfire is at its peak. But these 9 films will remain evergreen in the streets of cinema for their splendid performances and unimaginable expenses. Let’s take a look!
A Rs 570 Crore budget film, Robot 2.0 was an immediate success with a top-notch cast starring Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth. The lead actors are both superstars and as expected kept the audience glued to their seats with their stunning performances that led to the golden figure of Rs 821 Crores at the box office.
The movie released in November 2018 was directed by Shankar who did not leave any stone unturned in making this film a fabulous success.
Baahubali 2- The Conclusion
Baahubali 2, an action-thriller film turned out to be super-hit in the box office with a budget of Rs 250 Crores. The film which starred Prabhas as the lead was released on 28 April 2017. The amazing performance, incredible storyline and vivacious setting of the film, after a year-long wait, made everything worth it. Well, guess the box-office figure of this iconic movie? – Rs 1810 Crores!
Thugs of Hindostan
Speaking of films with expensive investments, Thugs of Hindostan that was made under a budget of Rs 220 Crore, turned out to be a massive flop. Surprising isn’t it? With a legendary star cast of Katrina Kaif, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh, none of us expected that the movie wouldn’t even reach the 400-crore club!
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
The romantic Indian film released in 2015 was produced under a budget of Rs 180 Crore. Starring Sonam Kapoor and Salman Khan, the film managed to earn only Rs 432 Crores for its boring storyline and monotonous concept. The fact that the movie featured some exceptionally overrated music topped the reasons for its low performance at the box office.
Released in 2018, Padmaavat was released after major controversies since it displayed the life story of Rani Padmavati and the historic Jauhar. Starring some of the finest actors in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor as lead actors, it was constructed under a massive budget of Rs 215 Crores.
Well, Sanjay Leela Bhansali worked his magic once again and soon it was a massive hit in India. Ever since, its release, the movie has won a chain of awards for its stunning performances and top-notch execution. It managed to earn Rs 585 Crores from screens all over the nation.
Produced on a budget of Rs 350 Crores, Saaho is counted amidst one of the most expensive films in the history of Indian Cinema. Released in 2019, it starred the famous Bahubali star, Prabhas opposite Shraddha Kapoor. This action thriller film directed by Sujeet was indeed a blockbuster with crazy reviews worldwide. The box office collection amounted to Rs 424 Crores
A Yash Raj film, War was packed with action thriller and amazing performances. A Rs 200 Crore film as it was, WAR starred Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff who turned out to be a lethal combination together.
Released on 2 October 2019, the film managed to earn Rs 400 Crores back from the nation. On the release day itself, it marked the record for the highest opening day collection for a Bollywood film in India.
Aanand L. Rai’s Zero, with a Rs 200 Crore budget is next in the list. Released in 2018, Zero was a romantic comedy-drama film that dealt with a tolerable storyline. But the fact that Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan were brilliant as the star cast in the film stands unshaken.
The screenplay was highly criticized for its inconsistency, probably the reason why it failed to even revive the investment. (Box office collection – Rs 132 Crore)
Baaji Rao Mastaani
Another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film in the list, that ruled the box office and collected Rs 356 Crores. Bhansali is known for his perfection and realistic representations of historical stories. A Rs 140 Crore film, Baaji Rao Mastaani with Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh left us all amazed amidst the royalty and grace of the era of Marathas.
With all the heft investments utilized in the making of each film, one can only imagine the hassle and pain that might have come their way. We hope that the upcoming films with such expensive investments see the light of the box office unlike some of these in the list that couldn’t.