Movies are the biggest source of entertainment in India. Made up of the ingredients of drama, comedy, and acting, they transport your senses to a different world filled with fantasy and imagination. Bollywood, in general, is known for making movies with the huge budget, elaborate cast, and sets larger than life. Of course, the first few names to be clicked in your mind are Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, Padmavat, etc. But lately, some low-budget movies with a strong script, impressive characters, top-notch acting skills, and remarkable dialogues have won over people’s heart and made an everlasting impact. So here are 5 budget Bollywood movies that made it big on the silver screen in 2018.
Featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte, the story of Pad Man is based on the real-life inspiring story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who introduced low-cost sanitary pads. The menstrual cycle is still considered taboo in India. Many women in various parts of the country suffer from several diseases as a result of using unhygienic, dirty rags during their periods. Which is sometimes due to the lack of knowledge about the importance of hygiene during menstruation. And mainly because they cannot afford pads due to financial issues. This movie puts light on the efforts of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is commonly known as Pad Man. And spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in a loud and clear voice. Made with a low-budget of Rs. 20 crores, this movie gained great popularity among the audience and garnered the total box office collection of Rs. 120 crores.
Starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal and directed by Meghna Gulzar, Raazi is based on Harinder Sikka’s 2008 novel, Calling Sehmat. It is the true story of an Indian Raw agent who is married into a Pakistani family of military officials to spy for her country and provide information to India before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The incredible act of Alia Bhatt won the heart of the audience. The movie emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films featuring a female protagonist. Made with an approximate budget of Rs. 35-40 crores, the movie managed to make the total box office collection of 194 crores.
Stree is a comedy-horror Bollywood movie that makes people laugh out loud. While keeping them scared enough to bite their nails with curiosity. Starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, this movie is based on the real story of a woman’s spirit popularly called “Stree.” She attacks men at night when they are alone at that time. And only leaves their clothes behind. A sentence “O Stree Kal Aana” is written at the entrances of the house to protect the residents from the wrath of Stree. The entire budget of the movie including production and marketing cost was around 24 crores. Which successfully garnered 174.5 crores on the big screen.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a Bollywood comedy movie directed by Luv Ranjan with lead actors Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh. The perfect amalgamation of Romance & Bromance, this movie is filled with several twists and turns with not even a single dull moment. Filled with several gripping scenes and witty moments, the movie will leave you in splits. You must definitely watch with your best friend. Made within the budget of 30 crores, the film managed to score a total of Rs 148.5 crores on the silver screen. It emerged as one of the commercially successful films of 2018.
Sui Dhaaga is a social drama Bollywood film of Yash Raj Banner. It stars Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan as a young couple in rural India who start their small-scale clothing business. Without any financial and emotional support from the family. Despite several hardships and struggle, the couple sees positive results in their self-sufficient business. And receive both money and respect from their family and society. The entire movie was made within the budget of 35 crores and managed to make the profit of 119.9 crores on the big screen.
You should definitely watch these low-budget Bollywood movies to experience the world-class act and impressive storyline!