Priorly anticipated big-budget Bollywood films that tanked at the box office

Here are the films with a huge budget from Bollywood that ended up tanking at the box office.

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Things work out wonderfully if you are a filmmaker with a small budget and the film ends up doing exceedingly well with the audience. However, there are times when Bollywood has made films with a huge budget and it failed to impress the audience at the box office. It is very important to have the right balance of everything for a film to be a super hit.

Here we are taking a look at some of the films with a huge budget from Bollywood that ended up tanking at the box office.

1. Thugs of Hindustan

It was a period drama with an ensemble cast of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Katrina Kaif. No matter how magnificent the sets and the costumes of the film were, it was low on storytelling, character arcs, emotions, and action. It was made on the budget of 220 crores and came out in 2017.


It’s pretty ironic if you think that the title of the film was Shaandaar but the film turned out to be exactly the opposite of that word. Undoubtedly, because of actors like Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor who gave powerful performances in their previous movies, Shaandaar was quite anticipated. Although the songs turned out to be a massive hit, everything else fell out of place especially the Plot of the film. Directed by Vikas Bahl, Shaandaar was made on a budget of 75 Crores.

Bombay velvet

It was because of the reviews Bombay velvet got from the critics, people decided to pass on this one. The movie had all the elements to make it a hit, be it a visionary director like Anurag Kashyap and strong actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. It was set in the era of 1949 and featured the story of a man who goes against all odds and tries to make his destiny and become a big shot. It was made on a budget of 125 crores.


Prior to this, all the film starring Salman Khan in the lead had done spectacularly well at the box office by earning no less than 100 crores. However, Tubelight turned out to be an exception. Just like his previous movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight also had the essence of making everyone overwhelmed with its storytelling. However, things worked against the maker’s wishes. The budget of Tubelight was 135 crores.


Loaded with stunts and VFX, this film was earlier called Shahrukh Khan‘s dream project. With a huge budget for the movie, international Singer Akon was also roped in to do 2 songs for Ra.One. It also had big stars like Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles. Made on a budget of 130 crores, Ra.One only ended up impressing the kids and not the adults, eventually making it a flop.