Top 20 Most Expensive Indian Movies of All Time

Top 20 Most Expensive Indian Movies of All Time

Indian cinema is included Bollywood (Hindi), Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odisa, and Punjabi along with other noted blockbuster films from various regions within India, has evolved over the years and has produced some of the most expensive and visual stunning movies in the world. These films have captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences across the globe with their larger-than-life characters, captivating storylines, and state-of-the-art production values.

In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the top 20 most expensive Indian movies of all time. These films have been made with astronomical budgets, star-studded casts, and world-class production values, making them a must-watch for movie enthusiasts and fans of Indian cinema. This list does not include the budgets of short films or digitally distributed films. The budget figures mentioned in this list have been sourced from reliable media reports and industry insiders.

From epic historical dramas to action-packed thrillers, these movies have set new benchmarks for the Indian film industry and showcased the incredible talent and creativity of Indian filmmakers. So, join us as we count down the top 20 most expensive Indian movies of all time (Highest budget Indian films) and take a dive into the world of Indian cinema.

List of Most Expensive Indian Movies of All Time:

RankMovie NameYearBudgetProduction CompanyPrimary language(s)Status
1RRR2022₹550 crore
(US$69 million)
DVV EntertainmentTeluguReleased
22.02018₹540–₹600 crore
(US$78.96–$87.73 million)
Lyca ProductionsTamilReleased
3Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva2022₹410 crore
(US$51 million)
Star Studios
Dharma Productions
Prime Focus
Starlight Pictures
HindiReleased
4The Good Maharaja2023₹400 crore
(US$50 million)
G7 Films PolandHindi
English
Polish
Filming
5Saaho2019₹350 crore 
(US$46 million)
UV Creations
T-Series Films
Hindi
Tamil
Telugu
Released
6Adipurush2023₹300−500 crore
(US$40-$66 million)
T-Series Films
Retrophiles
Hindi
Telugu
Post-production
7Radhe Shyam2022₹300–₹350 crore
(US$38-$44 million)
UV Creations
T-Series
Telugu
Hindi
Released
8Suryaputra Mahavir Karna2023₹300 crore 
(US$40 million)
Pooja EntertainmentTamil
Telugu
Hindi
Malayalam
Filming
9Varisu2023₹280 crore
(US$35 million)
Sri Venkateswara Creations
PVP Cinema
TamilReleased
10.1Baahubali 2: The Conclusion2017₹250 crore 
(US$33 million)
Arka Media WorksTelugu
Tamil
Released
10.2Ponniyin Selvan: I2022₹250 crore 
(US$33 million)
Lyca Productions,
Madras Talkies
TamilReleased
11832021₹225-₹270 crore
(US$28-$34 million)
Reliance Entertainment
Kabir Khan Films
HindiReleased
12.1Thugs of Hindostan2018₹200-₹300 crore 
(US$29.24-$40 million)
Yash Raj FilmsHindiReleased
12.2Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy2019₹200-₹300 crore 
(US$29.24-$40 million)
Konidela Production CompanyTeluguReleased
13.1Zero2018₹200 crore 
(US$29.24 million)
Red Chillies Entertainment
Colour Yellow Productions
HindiReleased
13.2Thunivu2023₹200 crore
(US$25 million)
Bayview Projects LLP
Zee Studios
TamilReleased
13.3Indian 22022₹200 crore 
(US$27 million)
Lyca ProductionsTamilFilming
13.4Salaar2022₹200 crore 
(US$25 million)
Hombale FilmsKannada
Telugu
post- production
14Darbar2020₹190–₹240 crore
(US$24-$30 million)
Lyca ProductionsTamilReleased
15Padmaavat2018₹180–₹190 crore
(US$23-$24 million)
Bhansali Productions
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
HindiReleased
16Baahubali: The Beginning2015₹180 crore 
(US$28.06 million)
Arka Media WorksTelugu
Tamil
Released
17Pushpa: The Rise2021₹170-₹250 crore
(US$21-$31 million)
Mythri Movie Makers
Muttamsetty Media
TeluguReleased
18Bigil2019₹180 crore 
(US$24 million)
AGS EntertainmentTamilReleased
19.1Annaatthe2021Sun Pictures₹180 crore
(US$23 million)
TamilReleased
19.2Laal Singh Chaddha2022Viacom18 Studios₹180 crore
(US$23 million)
HindiReleased
20Vikram Vedha2022₹175 crore
(US$22 million)
YNOT Studios
Friday Filmworks
Reliance Entertainment
T-Series Films
Jio Studios
Theme Studios
HindiReleased

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