At this age, watching movies is one of the best sources of entertainment. From the small-town single-screen theatres to multiplexes to home theatres we Indians are very fond of watching movies as it gives us a break from our routine life and takes us to a fictional world. We enjoy these movies together with our friends as well as family. But nobody knows that how difficult is to produce a good movie. It takes a lot of effort, time, as well money.

Our Indian film industry is one of the largest film industries in the whole world and is ranked at number 5th as the highest-grossing industries in the whole world. There are a number of expensive movies which are made in the Bollywood film industry. As nowadays, produces have become open to spending money on their movies and they also know the fact that if they spend more, they will get more.

So, making a list of high-costing  Bollywood movies is quite difficult as there are a lot of movies available but today in this article we have prepared a list of 12 movies which has crossed a mark of INR 100 crores in their production. Let’s not waste more time and just move to our list of the 12 most expensive Bollywood movies ever produced.



12. Kick (2014)

11. Bajirao Mastani (2015)

10. Dhoom 3 (2013)

9. Bang Bang! (2014)

8. Bahubaali: The Beginning (2015)

7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

6. Dilwale (2015)

5. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

4. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

3. Padmaavat (2018)

2. Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

1. 2.0 (2018)






  1. Kick (2014)

 Director: Sajid Nadiawala

Budget: 140 crore

Universal gross: 402 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/Romance

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Mithun Chakraborty, Jacquelin Fernandes

Plot synopsis:

At number 12, we have another movie of Salman Khan on our list of 12 sky-high budgeted movies on our list is Kick. The movie is a remake of a Tamil movie. The movie is a roller coaster of fun and entertainment. The movie is made for 140 crores and was the most expensive movie of that time and it covered all its cost and earned a profit of 402 crores from all over the world.

The story is about a train journey where two people- Randeep Hooda and Jacquelin Fernandes met to discuss their prospective marriage where Shaina reveals her previous relationship with the devil aka Salman Khan.


  1. Bajiroa Mastani (2015)

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Budget: 145 crore

Universal Gross: 356 crores (estimated)

Genre: Romance/Drama

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Milind Sonam, Tanvi Azmi, Mahesh Manirekar

Plot synopsis:

Bajirao Mastani is another highest-costing movie produced in the Bollywood film industry. As we all know, how expensive it is to produce a historical movie. The set needs to be designed perfectly. And we all know Bhansali is a man of perfection. The film was produced with a budget of 145 crores and earned up to 356 crores from all over the world.

The movie is about a Marathi king, Peshwa (Ranveer Singh) who was married to Kashi Bai (Priyanka Chopra) but fell in love with Mastani (Deepika Padukone) a warrior princess. They fight till their last breath so that they can make their love between the opposition by their stereotypical family.




  1. Dhoom 3 (2013)

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Budget: 175 crore

Universal Gross: 589.2 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/Thriller

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Siddharth Nigam, Jackie Shroff

Plot synopsis:

Dhoom 3 is the next movie present on our list of the 12 most expensive Bollywood movies ever produced. This movie is the the sequel of Dhoom series. The movie made a huge profit of 590 crores with a budget of 175 crores. The movie was termed as one of the most successful films of that year.

The movie is about a circus entertainer named Sahir (Aamir Khan) who turned into a thief so that he can take down a corrupted bank in Chicago that completely damaged the life of his father. Two Indian officers – Jai (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Udhay Chopra) were appointed to catch them.


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  1. Bang Bang! (2014)

Director: Siddharth Anand

Budget: 160 crores

Universal Gross: 322 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/Romance

Cast: Danny Danzogpa. Katrina Kaif, Javeed Jaaferi, Jimmy Shergil, Hrithik Roshan

Plot synopsis:

Bang bang is an action-plus comedy movie that was produced under Fox Star Studios. It was a remake of a Hollywood movie named Knight and Day starred Tom Cruize and Cameron Diaz.

The whole story revolved around a bank employee named Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif), who accidentally met an extremely charming Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan). Rajveer was on a mission to steal Kohinoor which is one of the biggest diamonds present in the whole world and is currently in the hand of the british government. But this was not the real reason, the real reason was that he wanted to take revenge on his brother’s death, who was killed by Omar Zafar. Omar Zafar also wanted to steal Kohinoor.



  1. Bahubaali: The Beginning (2015)

Director: S.S. Ramjamouli

Budget: 180 crore

Universal Gross: 3,616 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/War

Cast: Anushka Shetty, Prabhas, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannah, Sathyaraj, Rana Daggupati

Plot synopsis:

Bahubaali: The Beginning is the tale of two brothers who lived in the Mahishmati Kingdom. The movie is the highest-grossing movie of 2015. In the movie, Bhalla betrays his cousin’s brother to get the throne. Young Shiva (Prabhas), the son of Bahuballi who grew up in small villages and fall in love with a girl named Avanthika (Tamannah). He agreed to help her in rescuing Devasena (Anushka Shetty) from Bhalla. Between all this, he learned that king Bahubali was his father and Devasena his mother.

The movie left everybody in a question that why Katapa killed Bahuballi? Whom he used to respect a lot.


  1. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

Director: Sooraj Barjatiya

Budget: 180 crores

Universal Gross: 388.48 crores (estimated)

Genre: Romance/Musical

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Deepak Deepak Dobriyal, Arman Kohli

Plot synopsis:

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is yet another movie with the highest budget ever. This was the highest-grossing movie in the Bollywood industry of that year as it earned a profit of 400 crores from all over the world. The plot of the movie is based on a Korean movie named Masquerade, which itself was based on a novel named The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope.

Collusion was made to eliminate prince Vijay, just a day before his crowning, was attacked by his younger brother who wanted to get the throne, power, and money. Prem who look exact copy of Prince Vijay steps into the movie to took the place of the prince until he recovers only because he loved the princess Mithali.



  1. Dilwale (2015)

Director: Rohit Shetty

Budget: 161 crores

Universal Gross: 376.85 crores (estimated)

Genre: Romance/Musical

Cast: Vinod Khanna, Kriti Sanon, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kabir Bedi

Plot synopsis:

At number 6, we have Dilwale on our list of the 12 most expensive movies ever produced in Bollywood. The movie created a hype between the audience before the release as everybody wanted to see the on-screen chemistry of Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan once again. This movie is the 6th highest-grossing Bollywood movie till now.

The story is about the siblings of two antagonize lovers who fell in love with each other without knowing about their brutal history which tear them apart. Will they be able to love each other again or not?


  1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Director: S.S. Ramjamouli

Budget: 210 crores

Universal Gross: 1,810 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/Drama

Cast: Anushka Shetty, Prabhas, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannah, Sathyaraj, Rana Daggupati

Plot synopsis:

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a fantasy plus action movie which also entered the club of most expensive movies ever produced in Bollywood. The movie is the sequel of the movie Bahubaali: The Beginning, which left fans waiting for the second part as they wanted to know why Kattapa killed Bahuballi? The story covered the period of medieval India.

The movie starts when Shiv, the son of Bahubali learns about his heritage, he started to find answers. The story is similar to past events that unravel to the Mahishmati Kingdom.


  1. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Budget: 210 crore

Universal Gross: 565 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/Thriller

Cast: Sajjad Delafrooz, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Angad Bedi, Paresh Raval, Kumud Mishra

Plot synopsis:

Tiger Zinda Hai is the next best movie present on our list of 12 most expensive movies ever made in Bollywood. The movie is a franchise of a movie directed in 2012 named Ek Tha Tiger. The movie is full of entertainment as we all expect from the movie of Salman Khan.

The story is about some Pakistani and Indian nurses who were held in prison in Iraq by a terrorist group, to save them from the terrorist group a secret agent came out from hiding.


  1. Padmaavat (2018)

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Budget: 215 crore

Universal Gross: 585 crores (estimated)

Genre: Drama/Romance

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Jim Sarbh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Raza Murad

Plot synopsis:

The next movie on our list of 12 most expensive movies in the Bollywood industry is Padmaavat. The plot of the movie is based on the poem Padmavat written by Malik Mohammad Jayasi, this is the real story of Rani Padmavati who decided to sacrifice her life instead of surrendering herself to the enemy.

The movie is all about a powerful and crazy king Allaudin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) who can go to any extent to get Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) who was already married to Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor).

The movie was created with a huge budget of 215 crores but Bhansali covered the whole budget as the movie earned a profit of around 585 crores at the box office. The movie is the 7th highest-grossing movie after Dangal, Bahubaali, Pk, Secret Superstar, and Sultan.


  1. Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Budget: 210 crores

Universal Gross: 335 crores (estimated)

Genre: Action/Adventure

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Lloyd Owen, Katrina Kaif

Plot synopsis:

The second high-budgeted movie produced on our list is Thugs of Hindostan. The movie is full of action as well as adventure. The storyline of the movie is based upon a novel by Philips Meadows Taylor written in 1839 named Confession of a Thug. It happened first time in Bollywood history where we have seen Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan together on the screen. It is also reported that there were battles in the sea similar to Pirates of the Caribbean.

The story is about a local thug with his troop of patriotic bandits who were planning a fight with the British East India Company in the early 19th century so that they can get their independence back.


  1. 2.0 (2018)

Director: S. Shankar

Budget: 450 Crores

Universal Gross: 520 crores (Estimated)

 Genre: Action/Sci-fi

 Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Aishwarya Rai, Sudhanshu Pandey, Sanchana Natarajan


Plot synopsis:

2.0 is the most expensive movie produced in the Bollywood film industry to this date. This movie has broken all the budget records. This is a bi-lingual movie- as it is shot in both languages Tamil as well as Hindi. And the thing which makes this movie different from others is the appearance of Akshay Kumar in the movie he played a negative role in this movie.

The problem started when the mobile phones started cryptically flying out of the hands of the people in Chennai. Dr. Vaseegaran and his assistant Nila the robot started calling for help. The city was under the menace of the supernatural power of Pakshirajan, a monster who wanted revenge from the public as they were harming birds with the radiation of mobile. To stop Pakshirajan, Dr. Vaseegaran reassembles his robot Chitti 2.0 to save the world.

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