Bollywood has given us some high-budget movies shot on stunning sets. The efforts put behind this and pulling it off rightly are appreciable. Movies set in pre-dated eras often have such grand sets. It makes the movie more realistic and better. Also, it helps in connecting to the audience better. Better theater experience too! So let’s look at 5 mesmerizing and expensive sets in Bollywood Films.
This movie was a visual treat. The cast included both Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit along with the stunning set. As we all know, Sanjay Leela Bansali is a perfectionist. He spent almost 20 crores just on making the sets. The makers spent 12 crores on Chandramukhi’s Kotha. No wonder it looked so beautiful and perfect. Subsequently, they even had to build an artificial lake. Everyone will remember this movie forever.
2. Jodha Akbar
Creating a different era is not a simple task. But this movie made it royally possible. The realistic sets took readers back in time to the Mughal period. Recreating the life of Mughal emperors must have been horrifying and something hard to do. But this movie met its standards. The sets were royal, luxurious and gave us vibes from the 1500s. The forts, Mughal gardens, and everything were so detailed. Also, Nitin Chandrakant Desai did an amazing job in designing the sets.
3. Bombay Velvet
This story goes back to the era of the 1960s. The entire city of Bombay was built from scratch. As this story is set in the 1960s, the set had to portray the old Bombay well. The entire city was built in 9.5-acre land in Colombo. The set took almost 11 months to make. Despite putting so much effort and having a popular cast, this movie didn’t do well in the Box office. But the sets were stunning and actually reminded us of the 1960s.
This film was made in the 1960s potryaing Mugal Era. It was one of the most expensive movies made in India. This movie left a benchmark for all the movies ever made in India. The whole set took almost 2 years to make. It became the highest-grossing movie of that time. The story revolves around the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim and Anarkali. This set will also remain as one of the Expensive Sets in Bollywood Films.
5. Bajirao Mastani
Sanjay Leela Bhansali raised the bar for building beautiful sets in Bollywood. This movie will always remain a magnificent one. The Ayina Mahal looked stunning and has become the second most expensive set in Bollywood. Meanwhile, 20,000 intricately designed mirrors were used to make it. The manner in which the director imagined and created the set is amazing. Also, this movie will always remain a visually stunning one forever.