6 Low-Budget Bollywood Films That Became Massive Hits At The Box Office

6 Low-Budget Bollywood Films That Became Massive Hits At The Box Office

By Alisha Fernandes15 February, 2021 2 min read
6 Low-Budget Bollywood Films That Became Massive Hits At The Box Office

When you think of a Bollywood blockbuster at the box office you can’t help think about enormous budgets, big stars, maybe even an item number, right? Well, there are some movies that proved that when you have a great story with the right cast, even low budget movies can be massive blockbuster hits. Let’s take a look at the movies that didn’t have the “set ingredients” to be a blockbuster film, yet they broke out of the mould to win everyone’s hearts.


Starring Vidya Balan, this film was made on a shoe-string budget of just ₹8 crores but it become a massive hit when it garnered over ₹100 cores in revenue at the Box Office. The plot follows Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman who is searching for her missing husband in Kolkata during the festival of Durga Puja and is assisted by Satyoki Rana Sinha  (Parambrata Chatterjee) and Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).

Paan Singh Tomar

This film was made with a humble budget of just ₹4.5 crores but it went on to make over ₹20  crores at the box office. This award-winning biographical film stars the late Irrfan Khan in the title role and revolved around an athlete who was a soldier in the Indian Army. He went on to win a gold medal at the Indian National Games but situations forced him to become a rebel against the system.

Vicky Donar

Made with a budget of just ₹15 crore this Ayushmann Khurrana film went on to be a commercial success by grossing over ₹66.32 crore worldwide. This was Ayushmann and Yami Gautam’s debutant movie and it revolved around the concept of sperm donation and infertility.

No One Killed Jessica

This Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerji starrer was made in just ₹9 crore but it went on to make ₹45.7 at the box office making it a huge hit. This film was inspired by the murder of Jessica Lal who was shot by a politician’s son and revolves around how her sister struggled to get justice for her death.


This film was made on a small budget of just ₹20 crore but entered the 100 crore club by making over ₹180 crore. This horror film is based on an urban legend about a spirit who knocks on people’s doors at night. and stars Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.

Secret Superstar

Made on a tight budget of ₹15 crore this film made around ₹965 crore worldwide. This film is the highest-grossing Indian film featuring a female protagonist. The story of this film is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who aspires to be a singer but has to hide her identity with a niqab as her passion would be disapproved by her conservational parents.

Disclaimer: This Box Office data has been collected from various sources and in some cases are an approximate value. 

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