Brahmastra: Part One- Shiva, starring Ranbir Kapoor, will debut in theatres on September 9 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. The upcoming Ranbir-Alia movie has a roughly Rs 450 crore budget.
This Rs 450 crore budget includes everything from actors’ fees to publicity to marketing costs. Star Studios invested Rs 300 crore, and visual effects (VFX), Karan Johar, Ayan Mukerji, and Ranbir Kapoor from Prime Focus contributed an estimated Rs 150 crore.
The fees paid to the actors who participate in the project make up a significant portion of any movie’s budget. Actors like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, and Akshay Kumar make between Rs 30-100 crore each movie. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan frequently work together as producers or co-producers, although Aamir Khan earns more money through profit-sharing.
But in the most recent Ayan Mukerji movie, Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Shah Rukh Khan all make brief cameos as Vanar Astra.
For IMAX multiplexes, ticket prices for this movie are expected to be on the higher side—Rs 350 or higher (with the exception of South Indian regions, where a price cap of Rs 200 applies). In addition to 2D and 3D, Brahmastra will also be released in IMAX 3D and 4DX 3D. According to specialists in the movie business, high ticket prices put a lot more pressure on movies to produce on the content front.
Both Bollywood and its leading man have a lot riding on Brahmastra. Shamshera, starring Ranbir Kapoor, was another high-profile movie that bombed at the box office, along with Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan. Shamshera, which cost Rs 150 crore to produce, only grossed Rs 42.48 crore during its three-week theatrical run. Laal Singh Chaddha, which cost over 180 crore rupees to produce, brought in close to 60 crore rupees from ticket sales.