The movie is nothing but a long strip of still photographs that is projected through a device so fast that it creates an optical illusion. Movies have been the main source of recreation for centuries now. The first movie was shot in 1878 by combining a camera and allowing it to take multiple shots at a go.

Over the course of time and with the advancement of technology, the film industry has also undergone several changes, all for the same cause, that is to produce more beautiful and realistic movies.

Today we use various methods in our movies like animation and VFX. Apart from these the actor and actresses also charge high rates. This does not end here, in a movie we have side actors for supporting roles, item numbers, and the entire crew to make a successful film. Here are the top 10 most expensive movies in India of all time.

10. RaOne

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The film RaOne starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal was a box office hit. The film was directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Gauri Khan. The movie was released in the year 2011 and earned nearly INR 240 crores. The film had a budget of nearly Rs. 120 crore but eventually ended up collecting more than that, Apart from the alluring performance of the trio on the screen, the film shot by every sophisticated and modern equipment and the advent of VFX as well. These techniques no doubt made it one of the most expensive films of Bollywood.

9. Robot

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The robot is a Tamil science fiction movie starring one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, Rajnikanth and the former Miss Universe and evergreen actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The director of the movie is S. Shankar and producer is Kalanithi Maran. The music of the film was also created by none other than A.R.Rahman, the famous composer. With its 177 minutes of running time on screen, the film had been a blockbuster and had also earned a lot from overseas. As the list of stars is high, one can generally understand that the budget was no less than over $1.25 million.

8. Happy New Year

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Happy New Year film was released in 2014 and was directed by Farah Khan. The producer of this movie is no other than Gauri Khan. Major roles were played by Shahrukh Khan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan. The film also had Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff. This prolonged list of the stars had cost no less than and the total budget of the film was Rs.150 crore. This was inarguably a heavy investment, but the production house doubled its money when the film became a hit and earned nearly Rs. 360 crores.

7. Kick

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This Bollywood blockbuster named Kick was directed by Sajid Nadiadwala and was released in 2014. The film features many Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the villain. The film was shot in Warsaw, Poland and some scenes in Delhi. The exquisite location and the Bollywood stars had cost the film nearly Rs.1.5 billion. The music of the film was composed by Honey Singh, Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjan. The film was distributed worldwide by UTV motion pictures and was a box office hit. The film had earned more than 4 times what it had invested.

6. Bang Bang

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The next film in our list is Bang Bang. 2014 was a productive year the India cinema, producing one after the other hit Bollywood movies. The film was released in the year 2014 and was directed by Siddharth Anand. The film starring Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Danny Dengzonpa and Jimmy Shergill was ought to be one of the most expensive films because of the long list of actors along with the locations. The film is a remake of the Hollywood film Knight and DAy starring Cameroon Diaz and Tom Cruise. The film Bang Bang had an estimated investment of Rs. 160 crore.

5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is a romantic drama directed by Sooraj Barjatiya. The film was produced by Ajit Kumar Barjatiya, Kamal Kumar Barjatiya, and Rajkumar Barjatiya. Released in the year 2015, the film stars superstars like Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Nei Nitin Mukesh. The music composer of the film was none other than famous personality Himmesh Reshimiyya. The movie had an estimated budget of Rs.165 crore. The film after its release had collected nearly Rs.433 crores from the Box Office.

4. Dhoom 3

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Released in the year 2013, Dhoom 3 is a descendant of the Dhoom series. The third part of the movie was shot abroad along with famous superstar Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra, this film went to be the highest earning Bollywood film ever. It was the costliest film of Indian cinema until Bahubali had claimed the record. The film had collected Rs. 5.21 billion from the box office. it had also crossed the 4 billion parameters within 10 days in abroad.

3. I

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It is correct, this alphabet title of the film is one of the most expensive movies in India. The film was Shankar and its is genre is a romantic thriller. The producer of the movie is V. Ravichandran, the film stars like Vikram, Amy Jackson, and Suresh Gopi. The film has some of the melodious music of the Bollywood industry and is composed by A.R. Rahman. With its 188 minutes screen time, the film had an earning of Rs.226 crore from the box office after its great success.

2. Bahubali

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Bahubali needs no introduction. The Bahubali is a movie consisting two parts namely Bahubali: The Begining and Bahubali2. The third part of the film is reported to be under progress. This masterpiece was directed by S.S Rajamouli and stars actors like Prabhas, Ranna Dagubatti, Anushka Shetty and Tammanah. The film was originally released in Tamil and was later dubbed into Hindi and Telegu. The budget of the film was nearly Rs. 180 crore and it had acquired nearly Rs.650 crore from the box office. It was the greatest collection ever in the box office.

1. Robot 2.0

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The Robot 2.0 is the next series of the movie called Robot that was released in 2011. The film is yet to be released in 2018. The film is the complete mix of famous superstars like Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar, and Rajnikanth. The director of the film is S.Shankar and producer is Subhaskaran Aliraja. it is estimated to be the most expensive movie of all time in Indian cinema with its budget being Rs.4.56 billion. The film is being shot with state of the art technology and various methods of animation. It is sure to be a great blockbuster.

These are the top 10 most expensive films of all time. All these films are blockbuster hits and have Bollywood superstars in them. The success of these films lies on the hardships of the directors and the actors and the huge fan base to which this success can be dedicated.

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