What Is Good
- Mahesh Babu
- Two action blocks
- Cicilia Visuals
What Is Bad
- Romantic track
- No smartness in unfolding the murder mystery
SPYder is the first time that Mahesh Babu has worked with director Murugadoss who has given blockbusters such as Ghajini, Thupakki, Ramana (Tagore in Telugu), Kaththi etc. Murugadoss has a national fame as a director and naturally, fans are eagerly waiting to see how Murugadoss has shaped their favorite star on screen. But sadly neither the story or Mahesh Babu's heroism isn't used the way they have to be. This is a kind of plot which could be used for mid-range heroes. But, for a star of Mahesh Babu's stature, it's too weak. Mahesh excels in action scenes and in the unwanted romantic track with Rakul Preet. SJ Suryah and Bharath as menacing villains don't create any impact. In fact, we can see shades of many characters in their acting. Rakul Preet doesn't have much to do. She's beautiful and that's it!
Technically, the movie is solid. The music is composed by Harris Jayaraj. He has composed for a Telugu film after 7 years. With this project, he also marks his fourth collaboration with AR. Murugadoss. All the songs have captured hearts of many. Especially ‘Boom Boom’ song and ‘Ciciliya Ciciliya’ song are lovely to hear. The visuals compliment the music and especially Cecilia is a treat to watch on the big screen. Top notch technicians in cinematographer Santhosh Sivan and Editor Sreekar Prasad have shouldered their responsibilities well. Santosh Sivan has delivered a top-notch cinematography with some lovely frames. Sreekar Prasad's editing could have been better.
3:23am: "Evaru evarni champutaaro memu choosukuntam" and the stage is perfectly set for the second half. Let's hope second half doesn't have any dull moments.
3:19am: Finally, SJ Suryah has been introduced as Bhairavudu. He is the main villain and we hope the story and narration gets back into a proper lane from now onwards.
3:14am: A very poor action sequence! Nothing effective or interesting... Even logic less at places.
3:11am: Time for an Amusement Park fight between Bharath and Mahesh Babu.
3:07am: A lengthy flashback episode without Mahesh Babu and also unrelated to him... Hmm!
3:02am: The flashback is totally gruesome, disgusting and filled with Tamil flavor! (That's the problem with a Tamil director).
2:57am: A small twist to the tale as a flashback of a rowdy is narrated. Well, he's not the main villain, just a rowdy.
2:52am: With Rakul Preet back into the scene, it's time for 'Cicilia Cicilia' song. A colorful, grandeur song and it is one of the best to watch on the big screen.
2:47am: Another murder happens, and Mahesh is more worriedwith the double murder. He gets more determined to find the killer.
2:41am: The story is moving as a Crime investitagion one and Mahesh is totally at his best. So far, the story is moving at a good pace
2:35am: At the same time, some murders are happening and it disturbs Mahesh Babu. He tries to figure out who is behind it.
2:27am: Time for the female lead Rakul Preet Singh. Mahesh Babu over hears all her phone calls and he falls in desperation to meet her.
2:21am: The visuals are too trendy and it's a montage song. Mahesh is at his best.
2:16am: RJ Balaji makes his entry as Mahesh's friend! Time for Boom Boom song.
2:10am: Mahesh Babu makes his intro as Intelligence officer and he helps the citizens who need dire help.
2:05am: The movie begins with a running time of 145 minutes!
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Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set to grace the silver screens after more than a year with SPYder (his last release was the disastrous Brahmotsavam by Srikanth Addala), and this time it's gonna be a treat for the whole of the south, as the movie will release in both Telugu and Tamil on September 27. SPYDER review is expected to be positive right from the premiere shows. While director A.R.Murugadoss is making a comeback to Tollywood after the 2006 biggie Stalin with Megastar Chiranjeevi himself, Mahesh Babu is joining hands with a Tamil director for the second time in his career, 13 years after his first (the dud Naani directed by SJ Surya) and this is expected to give some spice to SPYDER review. As the film releases worldwide this Wednesday, AP Herald presents you the exclusive sneak peek Spyder preview before the SPYDER Review of the spy action thriller.
From the teaser, the interesting song promos and the recently released trailer, we've inferred the following things to present you in this SPYder (p)review: The movie revolves around the protagonist Shiva (Mahesh Babu), who lives with his mother played by Deepa (Vijay Antony's mother in Bichagadu), and leads a double life - to his mother and neighborhood, Shiva is a common man working in a regular job, but only Shiva and his colleagues know that he's a most powerful officer in Indian Intelligence bureau. Mahesh Babu as Intelligence officer can help in getting positive SPYDER Review.
As life is going smoothly for Shiva and his family as he proceeds to solve cases with ease, one fine day, he gets a call crying for help from a hospital, and as he rushes there, he senses that the hospital building is shaking and alerts the people to clear the place, and as people run across the roads to save themselves, they witness a huge rock ball rolling and coming in the road, damaging all the buildings and killing people and destroying properties. Shiva saves as many as he can, but ultimately sees a lot of people dying. While many initially think it's a natural disaster, on analysis, they understand that's it's a chemically induced reaction that made the rock huge and causes destruction. As they trace the chemical combinations and the rare content used, Shiva and team find the man behind the attack and it's none other than SJ Surya. As Shiva interrogates him, he understands that Surya is a psychopath who's aim is to kill people and reduce the population as he hates people and their existence. The shades of Joker from 'The Dark Knight' is obvious and this will be either a make or break for SPYDER Review. Unfortunately, Surya soon escapes from Shiva with the help of his gang.
Now begins the cat and mouse game between agent Shiva and Psychopath SJ Surya. An angry Surya goes on a rampage causing more destruction inflicting heavy loss of lives and properties, and the pressure mounts on Shiva to get him dead or alive. This time, Surya decides to go personally as well, as he holds Shiva's mom captive and threatens to kill her. Shiva's mother realizes the noble profession that her son is doing and happily dies in Surya's hands while insisting Shiva to hunt him down and protect people. Surya next tries to kill Charlie as well, and this time Shiva identities his whereabouts, foils his plans, and SPYder ultimately ends with a stunning clash between Mahesh Babu and SJ Surya, with good winning the evil, and mankind saved.
The film has some beautiful songs like Ciciliya, Hali Hali, Acham Telugandham composed by Harris Jayaraj, who has united with Mahesh Babu after Sainikudu and with Murugadoss after Thuppakki. The songs can definitely provoke some good word for the SPYDER Review. Ace Cinematographer Santhosh Sivan has captured the beautiful locations in the songs aesthetically while also capturing the stunning action sequences perfectly. The perfect frames will also be duly noted in SPYDER Review.The film is touted to be an interesting action thriller with numerous goosebumps moments for diehard fans of Mahesh Babu to rejoice and remember for long and presenting him in a stylish avatar, besides also introducing SJ Surya and Bharath in a never before seen villainous Avatar.
With Mahesh Babu's Brahmotsavam and A.R.Murugadoss's previous venture Akira turning out to be duds, the director - actor duo is very confident of scoring a blockbuster with SPYder review. With huge craze and hype for both Tamil and Telugu versions with huge releases and numerous benefit shows and previews planned for both Telugu and Tamil Spyder, the film is expected to take a humongous opening, breaking existing Non Baahubali box office records and setting huge new records at AP/TG, TN and US as well.
So what are you waiting for? The SPYder Preview here is just a glimpse of the marvel that's gonna play on screen from this week!! Rush to grab your tickets to catch the Superstar Mahesh Babu's biggest Dussehra treat SPYder , the visual extravaganza by A.R.Murugadoss on silver screens this Wednesday, September 27!!.
CELEBS & FANS TWEETS ON SPYDER MOVIE:
In #SPYder 1st half there is a novelty episode.. In 2nd half, there is a Ladies sentiment episode.. A edge of the seat action thriller : SJS— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 24, 2017
Working with you has been the most amazing and unbelievable experience of my career !! Have a great year @ARMurugadoss sir! 😊— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) September 25, 2017
The expectations & positive talk on Spyder has doubled after the censor. Tamil nadu too.Highest theatre's in USA.Rock mahesh rock. pic.twitter.com/PZn1VyiozW— Dr Naresh VK actor (@ItsActorNaresh) September 22, 2017
Can Rakul Preet pair with Mahesh Babu once again? Superstar Mahesh Babu just had a big budget release with the September 27 release Spy action thriller SPYder directed by A.R.Murugadoss. The film, made at a budget of 120 crores didn't quite set the cash registers ringing, and was appreciated only for the performance of director turned actor SJ Surya who aced the evil psychopath role.
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