10 Most Expensive Indian Songs of All Time


Indian movies have a reputation for being extravagant. The movies are larger than life and the songs have even more grandeur than the movie. Be it a Bhansali song with a hint of folk lyrics combined with palatial sets, traditional attire, and top-notch choreography with some of the best music artists OR a Kjo special Bollywood magic with the mandatory shot in the mountains of Switzerland OR a Rajinikanth style song with of course our very own Thalaiva in it, Indian songs are an expensive affair. Some of these songs cost way more than you can even imagine. Let’s have a look at some of the most expensive Indian songs:

1. Malang from Dhoom 3

This Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan starrer song was made on a budget of over INR 5 crores. The choreography in this was the highlight as over 200 gymnasts were used as background dancers. A Katrina song is bound to cost this much!

2. Oo Antava from Pushpa: The Rise

This song broke the internet when it was released. The stunning dance sequence by Samantha and Indravathi Chauhan’s explosive voice set the stage on fire. No wonder the cost of this was over INR 5 crores!

3. Ghoomar from Padmavat

It’s a Bhansali song from one of his most successful movies- Padmavat. It is obviously expensive. Just look at Deepika’s attire and jewelry, the set, and the singer, 4 crores does justice to it.

4. Party All Night from Boss

This party banger from Honey Singh, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha was a total hit when it was released. The location and vibe of the song essentially is what made it so expensive that the budget for this went up to INR 6 crores.

5. Ghar More Pardesiya from Kalank

Indian songs with a hint of a traditional vibe surely are a treat to watch. The aesthetics, set, the choreography rhythm, all with Alia Bhatt and Bollywood’s dancing Queen, Madhuri Dixit cost INR 7 crores to make!


6. Chammak Challo from Ra.One

Akon’s first collaboration with Indian singers in a song that stars King Khan and Bebo, INR  2.5 crores seems apt. The music, dance and overall vibe of the song were unique and got great appreciation as well.

7. Kilimanjaro from Robot

Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai starrer Kilimanjaro had a budget of INR 4 crore. The scenic beauty in this song, shot in Macchu Pichu in Peru, justifies the amount.

8. Ram Chahe Leela from Ram-Leela

Getting Priyanka Chopra for a song is something only Bhansali can pull off. And we are not surprised to see the budget of INR 6 crores for this amazing banger.

9. Yanthara Lokapu Sundarive from 2.0

Obviously, the most expensive song till date stars Rajnikanth in it. The cost of this song was a whooping INR 20 crores. The soundtrack was given by AR Rahman, so we aren’t complaining.

10. Zinda Banda from Jawan

The song that started the whole conversation. This new SRK song costs over INR 15 crores with 1000 background dancers. The song screams the grandeur of King Khan!

This is our small list of the most expensive Indian songs. We are sure there would be more than just these in the future. Maybe a song might cost more than the movie itself. Who knows! Let us know your favourite in the comment section.

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