6 small budget films that earned oodles of awards

Throughout the year, we see copious of movies getting released on every Friday, each testing its fortune. Some make it big while some flop drastically. It is a common myth that if the movie is star-studded and spiced up by item number, then it is surely going to be a blockbuster. On the other hand, the film-makers think that a small budget film bereft glamour and the peppy number won’t be a good idea to go up with. However, few movies have changed this stereotype.  Few have earned well while few have received acclamation from critics. Let’s have a look at few of these.

Vicky Donor

Vicky Donor is an out-of-the-box kind of movie that was the first Indian flick on sperm donation. John Abraham debuted as a producer with the movie having acclaimed director Shoojit Sircar and idiosyncratic scriptwriter Juhi Chaturvedi on his team. Ayushmann Khurana and Yami Gautam starrer film attained success and its original plot was accepted and acknowledged by a legion of viewers. The movie earned 13 times more than its production budget.


Kahani is a suspense movie that grabbed lots of acclamation and accolades. The Vidya Balan starrer film won the hearts of both the fans as well as critics. This diminutive budget film earned huge money and won a plethora of awards. The versatile and dexterous actress, Vidya balan won the Filmfare and all other prestigious awards as best actress. The movie raised its director Sujoy Ghosh to the limelight.


Vicky Kaushal and Richa Sharma starrer Masaan was an incredible flick that made a name for them. It compelled the critics to praise the two stars for their breath-taking performance throughout the movie. This Neeraj Ghaywan’s movie won many coveted awards at Cannes.  The movie had an interesting plot and screenplay, which made it grab so many accolades.

Bheja Fry

Bheja Fry is a comic flick that was an adaptation of a French comedy. The movie with Ranvir Shorey, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak and Milind Soman in the lead tickled the bones of the viewers. The movie was appreciated by all and went on to become an instant hit.

Paan Singh Tomar

This low budget film made 9 times more than its minuscule budget. The movie is based on the life and struggle of Pan Singh Tomar, Chambal’s dacoit, and a national athletics gold medalist. The amazing Irfan Khan essayed the character brilliantly. The movie was directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced by Ronnie Screwvala.


Nagesh Kuknoor is known for his inspirational movies. His movie Iqbal had a deaf-mute boy as the protagonist who nurtured a dream to play cricket for the Indian team. The movie was high on drama with some of the most intense emotional scenes that gave goose bumps to the audience. The top-notch performance of Shreyas Talpade and Naseeruddin Shah made the movie cater 6 times more earnings than its budget.

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