Yes, it rarely happens but when it does, it is a dream scenario for every filmmaker. There have been quite a few ventures in the history of cinema, however, that prove that content is the boss and blockbusters do not actually require a sky-high budget. Following are the 10 low budget movies that become big blockbusters:
Lunchbox is a film with a budget of 9 crores, half of which has been arranged from producers of Germany and France. Regardless, this film made Rs 20 crore at the box office and was declared a major hit by critics.
The lead role in Kahaani is played by VidyaBalan, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a supportive role. The film’s budget was Rs. 8 crore, while it went on to earn Rs.78 crores at the box office.
3. Vicky Donor
The movie starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor and Dolly Ahluwalia was a trendsetter in Bollywood. The film made on a budget of 5 crores, crossed the 65 crore mark.
4. Paan Singh Tomar
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s biopic on the Indian soldier and rebel Paan Singh Tomar was made on a budget of 4.5 crores and garnered 19 crores at the box office.
5. No One Killed Jessica
Based on the controversial story of the murder mystery of Jessica, the film was made with a total budget of Rs 9 crore, it regained almost Rs. 50 crore at the box office.