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Most Expensive OTT Web Series: The OTT industry has experienced a spectacular boom in the past three years. Keeping pace with the already established film and TV industries, digital streaming giants have been producing exclusive movies and web series, many of which have been created with substantial budgets. From 'Rudra: The Edge of Darknes', 'Made in Heaven', 'Sacred Games', To 'Mirzapur', let's take a look at some of the most expensive Indian web series out there.

Leading the pack as the most expensive OTT web series in India is Ajay Devgn's starrer 'Rudra' surpassing even Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dunki' and Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal.'

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness (Disney+ Hotstar)

Ajay Devgn starrer 'Rudra: The Edge of Darkness' stands as most expensive OTT web series with a reported production budget of an astonishing Rs 200 crore. A significant portion of this budget is attributed to actor's substantial fees, as he reportedly earned Rs 125 crore for six episodes (approximately Rs 21 crore per episode!), making him the highest-paid Indian star on OTT currently. The Disney+ Hotstar psychological crime thriller series is a remake of the British series 'Luther,' headlined by Idris Elba. It also features Raashii Khanna, Esha Deol, Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Kalsekar, Tarun Gahlot, and Ashish Vidyarthi. Not just series, but big-ticket Bollywood movies also couldn't hold a candle next to Rudra’s huge production budget.

Made In Heaven (Amazon Prime Video)

'Made In Heaven' was crafted with a substantial budget of Rs 100 crore. The series boasted larger-than-life sets and mind-blowing sequences, featuring Shobita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur and Jim Sarbh in lead roles, among others. Released in 2019 and crafted by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti (with Alankrita Shrivastava serving as a writer-director), the first season of "Made in Heaven" served as a sharp satire on classist Delhi.

Sacred Games (Netflix)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan starrer was produced with a budget of Rs 40 crore for Season 1, while Season 2 saw a significant increase with a budget of Rs 100 crore, according to TOI. It is an crime thriller web series based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel of the same name. The series is co-directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and it premiered on Netflix in July 2018.

Mirzapur (Amazon Prime Video)

A crime thriller that revolves around the power struggles, crime, and politics in the fictional town of Mirzapur. The series explores the dynamics between crime families and politicians, showcasing the dark underbelly of the town. After the success of the first season, the makers invested more in the second season, reportedly spending a budget of Rs 60 crore to enhance the scale and production quality. It stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma and others.

24 (Voot)

The Indian adaptation of the popular American series '24' starred Anil Kapoor in the lead role. The production house secured the official remaking rights for a substantial amount of Rs 100 crore. The series revolves around the life of an agent whose mission is to uncover the culprit within the span of 24 hours, incorporating real-time storytelling to create a sense of urgency and suspense.

The Family Man (Amazon Prime Video)

Starring Manoj Bajpayee, has emerged as one of the most-watched web series. Created by Raj & DK, the show has two successful seasons. Both Season 1 and Season 2 were crafted with a budget of 50 crores each for Amazon Prime Video. The series revolves around Srikant Tiwari, played by Manoj, who juggles between his seemingly mundane job as a government employee and his high-stakes role as an intelligence officer.

Inside Edge (Amazon Prime Video)

One of the notable web series on Amazon Prime Video. The first season had a relatively modest budget. However, after the success of the initial season, the makers allocated a higher budget of Rs 40 crore for the second chapter. The series delves into the world of cricket, offering a fictionalized portrayal of the politics, scandals, and behind-the-scenes drama in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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