Before Rs 1000-crore Mahabharata, these were India’s most expensive films

Before Rs 1000-crore Mahabharata, these were India’s most expensive films

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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s Mahabharata based on Randamoozham will be the biggest motion picture-ever produced in India.

We were still not done with which is the most expensive Indian film ever — Baahubali 2 or 2.0 — and south industry has dropped another bomb. Mohanlal has announced that he will be a part of a film based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s Randamoozham, called The Mahabharata, which will be made on a mammoth budget of Rs 1000 crore. While we are a long way off from Hollywood — quick perspective, Avengers: Infinity Wars 1 and 2 is said to have a budget of over Rs 6000 crore — a bigger budget is ensuring that Indian films look and feel world-class.

Filmmaking is a very expensive business now more than ever. In India, a major portion of the budget of a film is spent on roping in a leading actor, who can guarantee the producers a minimum success at the box office. Instead, the filmmakers should be spending their money on special effects and technologies that enhance the film viewing experience of the audiences. Like Hollywood studios’ focus on making the film an astonishing viewing experience. Some of the Indian filmmakers like SS
Rajamouli, Shankar and Malayalam superstar Mohanlal are rewriting the rules of producing a film. Here are their films, ranked according to budget.

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