South Indian film industry is abuzz with the news of South Superstar Mahesh Babu aka Prince joining hands with South Indian cinema’s most distinguished filmmaker director AR Murugadoss and making Telegu Cinema’s most expensive film! The untitled film’s budget is expected to be between Rs 85-90 crore.
Raaga.Com takes a looks at Top 5 most expensive movie’s made down South!
BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING (Rs 250 crore)
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli and Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni Baahubali: The Beginning is perhaps South Indian cinema’s most expensive movie to be made on a budget of 250 crore. Interestingly the movie was a huge hit and collected more than Rs 600 Crore worldwide
2.0 (Sequel of Enthiran/Robot (2016)- (Rs 350 crore)
Starring superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar with Amy Jackson this Shanker directed film has crossed the budget of BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING and is being made on a whopping budget of Rs 350 crore. It may be noted earlier 'Enthiran' was made at a budget of Rs 132 crore.
PULI (2015) – Rs 118 crore
South Superstar Vijay and Bollywood Ex Flame Sridevi starrer Tamil movie PULI, was another adventure costume drama on lines of BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING. Directed by Chimbu Deven the movie had Hansika Motwane and Shruti Haasan the movie’s trailer took everybody by storm but the film failed to appeal. Made on budget of Rs 118 Crore the film also put the producers and its lead actors in IT soup!
KOCHADAIIYAAN (2014) – Rs 125 crore
Directed by Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya, KOCHADAIIYAAN was made in 3-D staring Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone. Produced at a whopping cost of Rs 125 crore, this innovative Motion Capture Computer Animated adventure film failed miserably at the box office, despite music by Oscar winning AR Rahman and background narration by Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi version.
I (2014) – Rs 100 crore
South Superstar Vikram and Amy Jackson starrer I directed by Shanker was indeed an exceptional romantic thriller made in Tamil. V. Srinivas Mohan’s excellent visual effects took the audience by their seats and the movie proved a big hit!
Thus the South Indian film industry is no less than Bollywood and has proved its competence time and again!