20 Most Expensive Bollywood Movies That Collapsed At The Box Office Like A House of Cards

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At the box office, some films take off and soar. Others are drawn into the sea of infamy like a fish out of water. It doesn’t follow that any film with a colossal budget would break box office records. There have been a lot of films that have flopped spectacularly at the box office.

This is a compilation of films that have sunk under their own ludicrous budgets and have been panned by critics and viewers.

Bombay Velvet

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The film, directed by Anurag Kashyap and starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Karan Johar, turned out to be one of Bollywood’s biggest flops. The film, which was made on a budget of 120 crores, only managed to recoup 23.71 crores, making it a flop.

Aag

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While being a remake of the legendary Sholay, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag couldn’t avoid a few questionable distinctions. It was one of Bollywood’s biggest flops, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, and Sushmita Sen. The film was made on a budget of 20 crores but failed to even reach the 15 crore mark.

Drona

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This film, which starred Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra and was made on a budget of 35 crores, failed to recoup even half of its production costs.

Kites

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Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori star in the lead roles in the film. The film, directed by Anurag Basu, only made Rs. 49 crores against a budget of Rs. 65 crores.

Veer

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The film, which starred Salman Khan, Zarine Khan, and Mithun Chakraborty, failed to meet its budget of 55 crores.

Yuvvraaj

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Yuvvraaj, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, was unable to recoup its entire budget of 45 crores. The film flopped at the box office, grossing just 16.67 crores.

Himmatwala

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The film, which stars Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia and was made on a budget of 68 crores, only made 47.45 crores at the box office.

Guzaarish

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Despite a budget of 55 crores, this Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer only managed to gross 29 crores.

Blue

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Blue stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan, and Lara Dutta and was the most expensive Indian film at the time of its release in 2009. Blue, which had a massive budget of 112 crores, only managed to make a mere 75 crores at the box office.

Love Story 2050

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The film, which starred debutante Harman Baweja alongside Priyanka Chopra, was a box office flop as well as a critical flop. The film only made 18.5 crores, less than half of its 60 crores budget.

Saawariya

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Saawariya, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, had a budget of 45 crores. The film, which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, only made 22.31 crores at the box office.

Chandni Chowk To China

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This Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone starrer, which was made on a budget of 65 crores, failed to impress the audience, grossing just 29.42 crores.

Ra.One

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Ra.One may have been Shah Rukh Khan’s most ambitious project, but it remains one of Bollywood’s biggest flops. It had a massive budget of 130 crores and grossed 114 crores at the box office.

Shaandaar

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Despite a new pairing, lavish collections, and Superhit tracks, it just took a day for it to sink to the bottom of the box office. The film, which was made on a budget of 69 crores, grossed a total of 43.10 crores.

Kalank

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Kalank, despite having an ensemble star cast with a long list of names, struggled to make much of an impact when it was released in 2019. Kalank was made on a budget of a whopping 150 crores, but it only managed to gross a little over 78 crores, firmly putting it among Bollywood’s flops.

Tubelight

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Tubelight, despite the fact that Salman Khan’s films typically do well at the box office, was an exception. The film’s budget of 135 crores was not even recouped. In India, the film grossed just 119.26 crores at the box office.

Besharam

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The only thing that has been said about this 85-crore film is that it stars Ranbir Kapoor’s parents, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. There is no reason to believe that someone else knows anything about this film. An utterly forgettable film with no quality at all. It’s a miracle that the film made even 59.88 crores.

Jagga Jasoos

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The film ‘Jagga Jasoos,’ directed by Anurag Basu and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, was made on a massive budget of Rs 125 crores. The film was a complete flop at the box office after failing to attract the public. The company’s total net profit is Rs 54.16 crores.

Thugs of Hindostan

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According to Box Office India, Thugs of Hindostan, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra, grossed Rs 138.34 crores on a budget of Rs 310 crores. Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Sheikh played the lead roles in the film.

Zero

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The 2018 film Zero, which reunited Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma, was the Bollywood Badshah’s most expensive film to date, but it failed to recoup its 200 crores budget. The film struggled to cross even 100 crores in India, but ended up grossing a total of 178 crores worldwide.

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