‘2.0’ beats ‘Bahubali’ to become the most expensive film ever made in India

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ has already created a lot of noise. The film is the most anticipated film of 2018 not only because of Thalaivar but also for Akshay Kumar who has transformed himself 360 degrees. The actor who plays an out and out dark character puts up a tough competition to Rajini on-screen. With all the hullah around the film, we have one more to add to it. ‘2.0’ has now become the most expensive Indian film ever to be made. If trade experts are to be believed, then the film has been made on a whopping budget of Rs 450 Crores and mind you the promotions and marketing money is not inclusive of Rs 450 Crores. The filmmakers also spent Rs 15 Crores on just the music launch that happened in Dubai 2 days ago.

Before this, it was the ‘Bahubali’ franchise that was touted to be the most expensive Indian film. Both the parts of Bahubali that were shot over the span of 5 years were made on a Rs 430 Crores budget. Now that ‘2.0’ has crossed the 430 Crores mark, the film will have a tough task to recover the money in comparison to ‘Bahubali’. Take note that ‘Bahubali’ was released in two parts and hence the money inflow was easy. Both films were treated as individual films but made in one single stretch. The films were also released in the gap of 2 years and hence the excitement and the build-up helped ‘Bahubali’ to garner huge sum at the box office not only in India but overseas too. Hence, it wasn’t difficult for the film to not only recover the invested amount but also shatter records and set such high standards for the films to follow. ‘Bahubali 2’ itself collected over Rs 2000 Crores worldwide and ‘Bahubali: The beginning’ collected Rs 650 Crores. Beating this figure would definitely be a tall task for ‘2.0’. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Rajini fans don’t disappoint their demigod this time.