Biggest Film Sets in Indian Cinema:
Apart from actors, costumes, and picturesque location, there’s one more thing we all notice in a movie. Yes, you guessed it right it’s the film set in a movie. We all love to see gigantic infrastructure in the movies. We surely are mesmerized by it and somehow I think it’s a character in itself. Without it, the movie will fall apart.
So given how important they are, it’s obvious that it’d require a lot of planning, people, and artisans to bring together a gigantic film set. It’d cost a lot and it will add up to the success if executed perfectly.
Let’s have a look at the most expensive film sets.
One of the most legendary movies of all time, Mughal-E-Azam was an art in itself. The set for the song ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ was for about ₹15 lakhs. The Sheesh Mahal took around 2 years to build and the glasses were imported from Belgium.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for its huge and beautiful film sets. They are so dreamy and at the same time, they are equally important because without it you cannot put the movie together. 12,20,00,008 pieces of stained glass were used to decorate Paro’s room and Chandramukhi’s Kotha was constructed near an artificial lake. Shocking, right?
3. Jodhaa Akbar
The most beautiful movie ever, Jodhaa Abar, was a delight to watch. Beautiful costumes, and breathtaking castles. Jodhaa Akbar film set was designed by Nitin Chandrakant Desai and it has been opened to tourists. The film cost $10 million.
4. Bajirao Mastani
Another masterpiece by Bhansali. The sets were speaking a language of their own. let’s take a look at them all.
a. Kashibai’s villa
The film shooting started on this set. It took about 25 days to build. The green color was the main color used to decorate the set to signify married women.
b. Shahoo Darbar
This was the place where Ranveer Singh’s character became Peshwa. The set had 5o ft. high pillars with streams of water flowing on each side.
c. Aina Mahal
This was inspired by Sheesha Mahan from the movie Mughal-E-Azam. It has 4000 planks and mirrors that were bought from Jaipur.
d. Shanivaar Wada
The biggest set in this movie had 45,000 planks with 550 workers. Over 13 art designers worked on it.
5. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
A list of film sets and without Baahubali on the list is impossible, right? This movie is a visual delight. About 60 crores were spent on the sets of Baahubali 2.
6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Yes, even a movie like this requires a huge set. The designers of the film created the entire Chandni Chowk market in a film studio in Mumbai. Around 18-19 sets were designed by Sharmishtha Roy, and for that, she also won Filmfare for Best Art Direction.