Enthiran 2.0, the sequel to the 2010 blockbuster starring superstar Rajnikanth, has just recently gone on floors. At Rs 350 crores, the film is the most expensive Indian film ever to be made.
When it comes to budgets, our films are getting bigger and grander. While big budget magnum opus productions may not necessary mean instant success, they do manage to have a head start when it comes to spending on production value, stars and marketing.
Here we take a look at the most expensive Indian films ever to be made:
Baahubali: Starring Prabhas and directed by SS Rajamouli, this mammoth of a production cost a whopping Rs 250 crores, and is part of a two part period action. The first installment was released in theatres on 10, July, this year and was simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu, while being dubbed in Malayalam and Hindi. A total of three years went into the making of this film, with around 800 technicians working on it. Baahubali broke the glass ceiling by being the first South Indian film to enter the Rs 300 crore group and grossed Rs 600 crores in India and overseas.
Enthiran: Director Shankar is known for his grand productions, and with Enthiran, he went all out, creating a mammoth film costing an eye popping Rs 132 crores, in 2010. The science fiction, which was released in three languages – Tamil, Hindi and and Telugu, starring super star Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai, was shot in exotic locations such as Machu Picchu and Brazil. Around Rs 20 crores was spent on the visual effects, alone.