While small budget films have garnered a huge market in recent times, no one can deny the fact that big budget films are and will always remain an integral part of box office business. If you want to entice the audience to throng to the cinema halls, your film needs to have great production value and visual appeal, which only a big budget can fetch. Right from Dhoom 3 to Tiger Zinda Hai and Baahubali 2 – these examples are sufficient enough to prove how costliest ventures can work wonders at the box office. So let’s check out the upcoming costliest films, which have all it takes to set the box office on fire.
Randamoozham – Rs 1000 crore
Based on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata, Radamoozham is touted to be the most expensive Indian film ever. The story of the film will be told from the point-of-view of the second Pandava – Bheem, which will be played by Mohanlal. The film will be will be an adaptation of the MT Vasudevan Nair’s novel named Mahabharat. The film will go on floors in September this year, and will be shot in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. The two-part magnum opus will hit the screens in 2020.
Ramayan – Rs 500 crore
After Mahabharata, another mythological masterpiece, Ramayan, will release and it will be most expensive Indian venture with a budget of Rs 500 crore. The film is produced by Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena. The film will be shot in 3D and will be released as a three-part series. It will be shot in Uttar Pradesh will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
2.0 – Rs 450 crore
Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer sci-fi flick is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. The makers of the film have already made us excited with the posters and the marketing strategy of the film. 2.0 is a sequel to Robot and features Amy Jackson in a pivotal role.
Thugs of Hindostan – Rs 200 crore
The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer, Thugs of Hindostan, is expected to be the most expensive film produced by Yash Raj Films, with a whopping budget of Rs 200 crore. The Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial also features Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in key roles and is set to hit the screens on Diwali this year.
Saaho – Rs 150 crore
Prabhas of Baahubali fame and Shraddha Kapoor’s Saaho has created immense curiousity among the masses since its inception. Saaho is being shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, and is directed by Sujeeth, who previously helmed Telugu comic-thriller Run Raja Run. The music of the film has been provided by the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while production design is handled by the most expensive art director and four-time National Award-winner, Sabu Cyril.