Top 5 big Budget Films of Bollywood
There are quite a number of Indian films which put forth a big budget to get the movie into production. Here, five of such big budget Indian movies of Bollywood, deserve mention.
Ghajini, an action film, was released in 2008 with 1400prints for the Indian market and more than 200 prints for the overseas audience. It was written and directed by A. R. Mangudoss. It starred Aamir Khan, Jiah Khan and Asin Thottumkal in the leading roles. It was an action thriller with a budget of Rs. 65 crores. Its success at the box office earned it about Rs.100 crores. From all over India, it collected Rs. 115 crores and from abroad, it received Rs. 140 crores. It is rated as the third highest-grossing film of Bollywood today.
Kambakht Ishq, a comedy starred Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in the leading roles. It was produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Sabbir Khan. The movie budget was Rs. 60 crores. It was released in 2009 worldwide with 2000 prints. It became a hit at the box office. On its first day itelf, the film made Rs. 8.50 crores and was declared second in the biggest opening day grossing in Bollywood’s history. From 1400 prints in India, the opening weekend gave the film Rs. 24.50 crores; the next day, it got Rs. 4 crores and at the end of the 1st week, it received Rs. 35.95 crores. 600 prints abroad got Kambakht Ishq GBP 681,154 and USD 1,445, 739.
3. Jodha Akbar
Jodha Akbar, a historical movie, was produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Released in 2008, it was an expensive film with a budget of Rs. 50 crores. It started with slow pace at the box office but ended up making Rs. 95 crores. In India, in the first week, it was credited with Rs. 24.75 crores but by the fourth week it crossed the Rs. 50 crore mark. All over India, it made a total profit of Rs. 60 crores. Abroad, in the USA, the movie grossed USD 1.3 million at the first weekend and crossed USD 3, 440, 718 on its total viewing there.
Blue was released in 2009. It is a thriller with underwater cinematography and was directed by Anthony D’souza and starred Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta and Zayed Khan in leading roles. It is the most expensive movie of Bollywood till date with a budget of Rs. 80 crores. It collected gross revenue of Rs. 50 crores.
Dabangg, an action film was directed by Abhinav Kashyap and produced by Arbaaz Khan. The leading stars were Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.The movie was released in 2010 across India and abroad with 1800 prints with the budget equivalent to USD12 million. It broke several records at the box office where it grossed Rs. 80.87 crores. It became the highest 1st day and weekend grossing film of Bollywood. As of now it is the 2nd film of Bollywood to gross as high as 91%.
It seems that the trend of making big budget movies in Bollywood is going to continue.