Top 18 Low Budget Bollywood Movies That Were A Hit At The Box Office

Many Bollywood movies have been a massive success at the box office. However, the main foundation and the support which helps the movie to explore is the budget. The budget of some movies has been as high as 350 crores, but some movies had a small budget but made a huge impact in the box office compared to their budget.

The following are low budget Bollywood movies that were a hit at the box office:

Stree (2018)

Director: Amar Kaushik

Budget: 20 crores

Box office collection: 180.76 crores

Movie stars: Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee, and Aparshakti Khurana.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

bollywood Movie Stree staring Shraddha kapoor, rajkumar rao and others.

The residents of Chanderi are always afraid of Stree, a female ghost who attacks men at night during the festive season. Vicky (Rajkummar Rao) decides to uncover this mystery with the help of his buddies.

Badhai Ho (2018)

Director: Amit Ravindrenath Sharma 

Budget: 29 crores

Box office collection: 221.44 crores

Movie stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Shardhul Rana, Surekha Sikri, and Sanya Malhotra.

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Badhaai Ho Hit movie on low budget.

Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana), a 25-year-old man, is taken aback when he learns that his mother is expecting a baby. His inability to cope with the news jeopardizes his relationship with his girlfriend, Renee (Sanya Malhotra).

Raazi (2018)

Director: Meghna Gulzar

Budget: 35-40 crores

Box office collection: 197 crores

Movie stars: Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Raazi Movie got hit staring leads actors alia bhatt and vicky kaushal

Sehmat Khan (Alia Bhatt), an undercover RAW operative, is married into a Pakistani family by her father for her to obtain crucial enemy intelligence.

Andhadhun (2018)

Director: Sriram Raghavan

Budget: 32 crores

Box office collection: 456 crores

Movie stars: Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Radhika Apte.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

A thriller movie Andhadhun starring ayushmann khurrana, Radhika apte and tabu

Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana), a piano player who pretends to be blind experiences a drastic change in his life with many twists after he unintentionally goes to the murder scene of a former movie star.

Tumhari Sulu (2017)

Director: Suresh Triveni

Budget: 20 crores

Box office collection: 50.84 crores

Movie stars: Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia, Manav Kaul, and Abhishek Sharma.

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Bollywood movie tumhari sulu

Sulu (Vidya Balan), a determined housewife, leads a happy home with her husband and son. When she wins a contest and auditions for a radio station’s night show, everything changes.

Vicky Donor (2012)

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Budget: 15 crores

Box office collection: 66.32 crores

Movie stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, and Annu Kapoor.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Vicky Donar movie

Dr. Baldev (Annu Kapoor), the proprietor of a fertility clinic and sperm bank, is looking for a healthy sperm donor. His hunt ends when he meets a handsome young Punjabi boy named Vicky (Ayushmann Khurrana).

Secret Superstar (2017)

Director: Advait Chandan

Budget: 15 crores

Box office collection: 965 crores

Movie stars: Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan, Meher Vij, and Raj Arjun.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

"Dream Dekhna Toh Basic Hota Hai" - Secret Superstar

Insia (Zaira Wasim), a talented young kid, aspires to be a singer but encounters disapproval from her father. Seemingly unfazed, she pursues her dream by anonymously sharing her compositions on the Internet.

Hindi Medium (2017)

Director: Saket Chaudhary

Budget: 14 crores

Box office collection: 322.4 crores

Movie stars: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, and Amrita Singh.

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

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Raj (Irrfan Khan) and Mita (Saba Qamar) wish Pia, their daughter, to attend a reputable school. When they discover that their background is preventing their daughter from enrolling in school, they go to great lengths to ensure that she is admitted.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

Director: R.S.Prasanna

Budget: 25 crores

Box office collection: 64.54 crores

Movie stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, and Sanjay Singh.

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

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Mudit (Ayushmann Khurrana), a timid boy, charms Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar), and the two decide to marry. However, their love suffers a setback before the wedding when they find out that Mudit has erectile dysfunction.

Newton (2017)

Director: Amit V. Masurkar

Budget: 9 crores

Box office collection: 81.65 crores

Movie stars: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, and Anjali Patil.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Newton: A simple, realistic eye-opener

For election duty, Newton Kumar (Rajkummar Rao), a government employee is dispatched to a politically sensitive location in Central India. Despite numerous challenges, he seeks to arrange a fair and free election.

Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava

Budget: 6 crores

Box office collection: 26.88 crores

Movie stars: Ratna Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, Sonal Jha, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Vikrant Massey, Jagat Singh Solanki, and Saurabh V Pandey.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Lipstick Under my Burkha

Four ladies embark on a quest to discover freedom and happiness to be independent and break free from a restrictive culture.

No One Killed Jessica (2011)

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta

Budget: 9 crores

Box office collection: 45.72 crores

Movie stars: Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerji.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Dichotomy of Irony: Of No One Killed Jessica...

Sabrina Lal (Vidya Balan) teams up with Meera (Rani Mukerji), an investigative journalist, to bring justice for her sister Jessica, who was killed by the son of a powerful politician.

Paan Singh Tomar (2010)

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Budget: 7 crores

Box office collection: 20.18 crores

Movie stars: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, and Vipin Sharma.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Paan Singh Tomar in lead Irfan Khan

Paan Singh Tomar (Irrfan Khan), an athlete, has won seven gold medals in a row at the Indian National Games. When his mother is murdered and the cops takes no action, he is compelled to become a dacoit.

Kahaani (2012)

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Budget: 8 crores

Box office collection: 104 crores

Movie stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta, and Saswata Chatterjee.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Mystery Movie Kahaani with amazing Plot twist

Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman from London, travels to Kolkata to hunt for her missing husband. When all of her leads come to a rest, she realizes there is more to the incident than meets the eye.

A Wednesday (2008)

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Budget: 3 crores

Box office collection: 12 crores

Movie stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepal Shaw, and Aamir Bashir.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

A Wednesday Movie Powerful Dialogues By Naseeruddin Shah

Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher), a retired police commissioner, remembers the most memorable incident of his career when he was alerted about a bomb threat in Mumbai by a common man (Naseeruddin Shah).

Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Director: Aanand L. Rai

Budget: 17 crores

Box office collection: 88.72 crores

Movie stars: R. Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepak Dobriyal, Eijaz Khan, and Swara Bhaskar.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Comedy Drama Movie Tanu weds manu

Manu (R. Madhavan), an NRI doctor looking for a bride, arrives in India and falls in love with Tanu. Tanu (Kangana Ranaut), a fun-loving girl, who is opposite of Manu, enlists his help in eloping with her lover.

Taree Zameen Par (2007)

Director: Aamir Khan

Budget: 12 crores

Box office collection: 88.9 crores

Movie stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and Tanay Chheda.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Poster of Taare zameen par movie

Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) is transferred to a boarding school after his parents condemn him for his low academic performance. However, Ram (Aamir Khan), an art teacher, recognizes that Ishaan has dyslexia and assists him in realizing his full potential.

Bheja Fry (2007)

Director: Sagar Ballary

Budget: 1.5 crores

Box office collection: 8.98 crores

Movie stars: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Ranvir Shorey, and Milind Soman.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Comedy Movie Bheja Fry poster with lead celebrity

When Ranjeet invites Bharat, a promising singer, to his home, he sets himself up for problems. Bharat, on the other hand, realizes the mess he’s made and attempts to make things right for Ranjeet, but he just makes things worse.


These movies prove that a good story even with a small budget can do wonders at the box office.


Edited by Anupama Roy

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