Bollywood movies can be extremely expensive and lavish affairs after all is said and done and the actors and actresses are paid, the location for the set is found, and the elaborate costumes are purchases, so it should come as no surprise that there are many movies that make the list of expensive bollywood films.
The most expensive bollywood movie however is Endhiran.
Endhiran is a bollywood movie that was released in 2010 and reportedly cost an estimated 35 million dollars to make. Endhiran translates to Robot and is a sci-fi adventure film about a scientist that creates a robot which gets struck by lightening causing the robot to have feelings and emotions.
The money spent in making the movie was well worth it. It is said that all the money that went into making the film came back – and then some….the movie is reportedly the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. Prior to Endhiran taking the box office record, the movie Kites held the title of most expensive movie of all time, costing a reported 27 million dollars to make. Bollywood knows how to do it, and they’re doing it right
How does this compare with Bollywood’s counterparts in the western culture? Well, the most expensive movie anywhere ever made – with inflation adjusted for already – is (no, not Pirates of the Caribbean as you might think!) but actually, it is considered to be the 1963 movie Cleopatra, which reportedly cost an estimated $320 million dollars (after adjusting for inflation).