Top 20 Most Expensive Telugu Movies Ever Made

Most Expensive Telugu Movies of All Time

Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood, is one of the largest film industries in India, producing a vast number of films every year. Over the years, the Telugu film industry has witnessed the creation of some of the most expensive and grandiose films in Indian cinema history. These movies feature high-end special effects, elaborate sets, and a star-studded cast, making them a spectacle to watch on the big screen.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the top 20 most expensive Telugu movies of all time (Highest Budget Telugu Movies). From historical epics to sci-fi thrillers, these films have broken box office records and set new standards for the Telugu film industry. An in-depth list of the most expensive Telugu movies ever made, complete with budgets in Indian rupees and U.S. dollars, including the year of release and many more.

So without further Join us as we explore the world of Tollywood and uncover the most lavish and extravagant films ever made.

List of Most Expensive Telugu Movies of All Time:

RankMovie NameYearBudgetProduction CompanyStatus
1Kalki 2898 AD2024 ₹600 crore
(US$72 million)
Vyjayanthi MoviesReleased
2RRR2022₹550 crore 
(US$69 million)
DVV EntertainmentReleased
3Adipurush2023₹500–₹700 crore
(US$60–US$84 million)
T-Series Films
4Pushpa 2: The Rule2024₹500 croreMythri Movie Makers
Sukumar Writings
5Saaho2019₹350 crore 
(US$46 million)
UV Creations
T-Series Films
6Devara: Part 12024₹300 crore 
(US$36 million)
Yuvasudha Arts
N. T. R. Arts
7Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire2023 ₹270 crore
(US$32 million)
Hombale FilmsReleased
8Baahubali 2: The Conclusion2017₹250 crore 
(US$33 million)
Arka Media WorksReleased
9OG2025₹250 crore 
(US$33 million)
DVV EntertainmentFilming
10Game Changer2024₹240 croreSri Venkateswara CreationsFilming
11Radhe Shyam2022₹200-₹350 crore 
(US$$42.6-$46 million)
UV Creations
12Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy2019₹200–300 crore
(US$28.4–$42.6 million)
Konidela Production CompanyReleased
13Pushpa: The Rise2021₹200–₹250 crore
(US$24–US$30 million)
Mythri Movie Makers
Muttamsetty Media
14Guntur Kaaram2024 ₹200 crore
(US$24 million)
Haarika & Hassine CreationsReleased
15Vishwambhara2025₹200 crore
(US$24 million)
UV CreationsFilming
16Baahubali: The Beginning2015₹180 crore 
(US$28.06 million)
Arka Media WorksReleased
17Hari Hara Veera Mallu: Part 1 – Sword vs Spirit2024₹150–200 croreMega Surya ProductionIn Production
18Ustaad Bhagat Singh2024₹150 croreMythri Movie MakersIn Production
19Acharya2021₹140 crore
(US$19 million)
Konidela Production Company
Matinee Entertainment
20Waltair Veerayya2023₹140 crore
(US$19 million)
Mythri Movie MakersReleased
21Liger2025₹125 croreDharma Productions
Puri Connects
22Spyder2017₹120 crore 
(US$15 million)
NVR Cinema LLP
Reliance Entertainment
23Bhola Shankar2023₹101 crore AK Entertainments
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