The downside of making extravagant films is that recovering costs becomes much more difficult. That is why, even when Brahmastra grossed Rs 400 crore worldwide, many were hesitant to label it a success due to its large production expense. As a result, many of the most expensive Indian films ever made have been box office flops, with Adipurush being the biggest disaster in Indian cinema history, losing a stunning Rs 225 crore. Continue reading to know more about the topic.
Adipurush: Highest Net Loss Yet In Indian Cinemas
Adipurush is the Indian film that dropped the most money at the box office. The movie made Rs 288 crore nett in India on a reported budget of Rs 550 crore, and another reported Rs 35-38 crore nett worldwide. This gives the movie a global nett haul of about Rs 325 crore, which implies a nett loss of an incredible Rs 225 crore. The film’s international gross earnings are higher (a little more than Rs 350 crore), but that amount includes taxes as well.
More On The Movie Adipurush
Adipurush centered on the epic Ramayan. The movie received severe criticism for its sloppy rendition of the material, which Hindus regard as sacred. Adipurush was also negatively condemned, and many people called for it to be banned or boycotted. Several lawsuits were filed in different courts against the filmmakers, including director Om Raut and scriptwriter
Manoj Muntashir, for allegedly infringing on religious feelings. As a result, Om Raut, the director, and other cast members vanished from public view for several weeks after the film’s premiere. Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan played the lead roles in the film.
Other Flops In The Indian Cinema
Prior to Adipurush, the largest flop in Indian cinema was Radhe Shyam. It lost over Rs 170 crore at the cinema’s box office. That film, incidentally, also featured Prabhas in the main role opposite Pooja Hegde. Other huge box office flops include Samrat Prithviraj (Rs 140 crore), Shamshera (Rs 100 crore), Telugu film Acharya (Rs 80 crore), Kannada film Kabzaa (Rs 80 crore), Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha (Rs 70 crore), and Thugs of Hindostan (Rs 60 crore).
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