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 The world of cinema is filled with big-budget blockbusters that dazzle us with their grandeur and star-studded casts. However, there are also films that prove that a limited budget is no barrier to creating compelling stories that captivate audiences. As the highly anticipated ₹500 crore film Adipurush graces the silver screen, let’s take a moment to appreciate the creativity and success of movies that were made on a modest budget of just ₹10 crores or less. These films not only won our hearts but also delivered remarkable returns at the box office. Here are ten such movies that left an indelible mark on the industry.

Paan Singh Tomar

Made on a budget of INR 8 crores, Irrfan Khan starrer Paan Singh Tomar proved that a compelling story and exceptional performances can transcend monetary limitations. It went on to collect INR 20.18 crores at the box office, solidifying its status as a memorable film.


With a modest budget of INR 8 crores, Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani proved to be a remarkable success, grossing an impressive INR 104 crores at the box office. This thrilling tale showcased the power of a gripping narrative and strong performances to captivate audiences.

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Vicky Donor

Made on a shoestring budget of  ₹5 Crores, Ayushmann Khurrana’s Vicky Donor became a sleeper hit, earning accolades and collecting a remarkable ₹66.32 crores at the box office. This comedy-drama broke stereotypes and addressed taboo subjects with humor and sensitivity, resonating with audiences.

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Bheja Fry (2007)

Made with a humble budget of ₹60 lakhs, Bheja Fry emerged as a surprise success, collecting ₹8 Crores at the box office. This comedy of errors showcased the brilliance of Vinay Pathak’s comedic talent, proving that a well-executed film can transcend financial constraints.

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No One Killed Jessica

With a budget of ₹9 crores, Rani Mukherjee’s No One Killed Jessica made a powerful impact at the box office, amassing an impressive collection of ₹104 crores. This gripping drama, based on true events, captivated audiences with its intense performances and hard-hitting narrative.

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Peepli Live

Made on a budget of ₹10 crores, Peepli Live struck a chord with audiences, grossing 46.89 crores at the box office. This satirical comedy-drama shed light on the sensitive issue of farmer suicides, delivering a thought-provoking message while entertaining viewers.

Maalabal Weekly

Made on a budget of ₹7 Crores, Maalabal Weekly managed to earn a respectable ₹42.7 crores at the box office. This comedy-drama, set in a small village, brought laughter and entertainment to the audience with its endearing characters and humorous plot.

Tere Bin Laden

With a modest budget of ₹5 crores, Tere Bin Laden managed to earn ₹15 crores at the box office. This satirical comedy, centered around a fake Osama bin Laden video, entertained audiences with its clever humor and unique storyline.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha, made on a budget of ₹6 crores, challenged societal norms and gave voice to women’s desires and aspirations. This bold and thought-provoking film garnered attention and collected ₹21 crores at the box office, becoming a commercial success.

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A Wednesday

Made with a budget of ₹5 crores, A Wednesday captivated audiences with its gripping storyline and stellar performances. This thriller struck a chord with viewers, collecting ₹30 crores at the box office and solidifying its position as a cult classic.

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These ten movies serve as shining examples of how creativity, talent, and compelling storytelling can triumph over budget constraints. They not only won the hearts of audiences but also showcased the immense potential of low-budget films to make a significant impact at the box office. As we celebrate the release of the grand ₹500 crore film Adipurush, let’s not forget the incredible achievements of these movies, which remind us that a powerful story and exceptional performances are what truly resonates with audiences.

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