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Spyder Telugu Movie Review, Rating

- 2.5/5
Spyder Telugu Movie Review, Rating ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • Mahesh Babu
  • Cinematography
  • Two action blocks
  • Cicilia Visuals

What Is Bad

  • Romantic track
  • Screenplay
  • No smartness in unfolding the murder mystery
  • Editing
Bottom Line: AR Murugadoss serves a half baked food!


Mahesh Babu works in Intelligence and his job is to identify and nab the miscreants. A mysterious death gets him involved in a case and he finds out two Psychopaths are involved. Then begins the Cat and Mouse game where he fights against them and finally the movie ends where Mahesh moves to preachy mode! A simple plot, but when it comes to Murder mystery it would always be exciting. So, let's see whether AR Murugadoss has done justice to the plot and Mahesh Babu's stardom.

Star Performance

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! 

Techinical Team

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. 


Okay, first of all, this movie doesn't deserve Mahesh Babu and Mahesh Babu don't deserve such a movie! Any hero could have done it. It is not that kinda movie where it's worth the wait for fans and the actor who had all hopes for more than a year. Two action blocks are pretty good, but they lack impact. 'Ciciliya' song is a treat to watch. The movie has all technical departments checked out. However, a weak plot, preachy mode spoils everything in the end. A very sluggish first half and a dull second half, SPYDER will disappoint you as a movie buff for sure.

Tweets Review:

4:26am: The film ends on a positive note, with the good prevailing over the evil, and the destruction of the antisocial element, followed by Mahesh advising public to share love, and like each other, rather than craving for unreal likes and shares on the virtual world of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

4:15am: SPYder reaches its ultimate finale, as its now time for a deadly duel between the savior Shiva and the psycopath Bhairavudu. The stunning climax fight happens in a hospital, and this sequence is technically of high standards and is sure to guarantee goosebumps for the fans of Mahesh Babu.

4:08am: Some terrific tense moments on screen, as the Lanco Hills area rolling Boulder sequence that came as a part of the trailer comes. The CG work is exemplary, and this destruction sequence, which is a result of the villain's plans is portrayed very well by Murugadoss and shot creatively by Santhosh Sivan.

4:02am: Mahesh intelligently schemes to resolve this case successfully, and as part of it, he convinces his commanding authority to relieve him from the case. Murugadoss has conceived this particular sequence very cleverly, making use of the impeccable comic timing of Mahesh Babu to full use.

3:57am: Now Mahesh devises a new strategy to capture SJ Surya. He plans to conduct a game show targeting TV Serial watching women audience, and this extended 20 minute long sequence is humorous, and makes up the lack of fun in the second half  so far.

3:50am: A chase sequence as Mahesh Babu is on the lookout for SJ Surya, and in the fierce hunt, Surya gets hurt, but still manages to escape from Mahesh.

3:43am: After some serious moments, its time for some fun , as Rakul Preet Singh
appears on screen for a romantic sequence, followed by the chartbuster  Haali Haali number, A typical mass masala number set to tunes by Harris Jayaraj, shot in a lavish, grand set, with some crazy dance moves by Mahesh and Rakul.

3:36am: Post interval some adrenaline rush on screen, as the hero Mahesh and Villain SJ Surya perfectly complement each other by one of them making smart moves and the other foiling it with counter moves.

SPYder first half Analysis: The first half of SPYder progresses at its own pace,
establishing the hero, the Intelligence agent Shiva, and his entry into the case involving the two psycho killer brothers. A calm yet stunning entry for Mahesh, and the colorful, stylishly shot song sequences add to the commercial attraction,as most part of SPYder moves on a serious note.There are some tense, gripping moments towards the interval block, leading to the arrival of Bhairavudu SJ Surya, and the loud and clear announcement of a cat and mouse game between two intelligent and powerful people.

3:25am: Time for Intermission!

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!

2:01am: After Junior NTR, it's Mahesh Babu's turn to storm the Box-Office with the much anticipated bilingual SPYder. The USA Premiere began at 3PM EST, and we bring you the live updates.

1:55am: SPYder Review, Rating said to be the best of Superstar Mahesh's best, In terms of performance and also In terms of market value.

1:52am: We are happy to bring you the LIVE UPDATES of SPYDER - Superstar Mahesh - Rakul Preet Singh & A.R. Murugadoss Film.

1:50am:  Good morning apherald.com [Part of prestigious India Herald Group] readers , Superstar Mahesh Fans, Rakul Preet Fans, A.R. Murugadoss work fans and All cinema lovers.

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!!.


Not just on bookmyshow, #Spyder trends in USA based ticketing site https://t.co/lPQv58OqQf as well👍🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/kwZ2qvJ1nH

— idlebrain jeevi (@idlebrainjeevi) September 26, 2017

#SPYder Bangalore early morning shows final count 34👌ALL TIME second best count for any Telugu film with HUGE margin👍TOP 1 #Baahubali2 👍 pic.twitter.com/nEFblL4zIW

— Raghu Reddy (@Ragsblr) September 26, 2017

#TuesdayThoughts from @urstrulyMahesh! Watch our interview with the #SPYder actor at 5:30PM on FC South. Subscribe now! pic.twitter.com/Vf9fE9A4mF

— Film Companion (@FilmCompanion) September 26, 2017

Such a pleasure to chat with @urstrulyMahesh. He spoke with great honesty about choosing bad scripts, disconnecting from fame and #SPYderpic.twitter.com/E943FfLxA8

— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) September 25, 2017

#SPYder promotions#MaheshBabu interview on @TV9Telugu @SpyderTheMovie pic.twitter.com/UKwkhny5dU

— Venkatesh (@TV9Venkatesh) September 25, 2017

Mahesh Babu First Exclusive Interview On #SPYder With @TV9Telugu #SPYderOnSeptember27th https://t.co/aWjD7lQwZY

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 25, 2017

Let's Be Unite & Prove Our Unity 🙏Report #SPYDER piracy links to spyderantipiracy​@gmail.comPlease Don't Encourage Piracy pic.twitter.com/SSfXl0xztM

— Naga Chaitanya (@NagChaitu_FC) September 26, 2017

#SPYderTeluguPressMeet#SPYder Movie Press Meet |#MaheshBabu |#RakulPreetSinghWatch #LIVE on #TV9Telugu @ 6:30PMhttps://t.co/GrhFW6eCMj

— TV9 Telugu (@TV9Telugu) September 26, 2017

#MaheshBabu fans! We know you can answer this question! #SPYderContest #Spyder #Contest pic.twitter.com/AMYgzF8SzT

— RelianceEntertainmt (@RelianceEnt) September 26, 2017

Here’s the last question of the #SPYderContest#Spyder #Contest pic.twitter.com/s37yRdJtam

— RelianceEntertainmt (@RelianceEnt) September 26, 2017

#SPYder Worldwide Release Tomorrow!#SPYderOnSeptember27th #SPYderFromTomorrow pic.twitter.com/AiVMvowjcB

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 26, 2017

Waiting for our superstar's big release tomorrow. Best wishes to the #SPYder team. @urstrulyMahesh @ARMurugadoss @Rakulpreet @santoshsivan

— koratala siva (@sivakoratala) September 26, 2017

Not so encouraging benefit show bookings for 4am shows in Urvashi & tirumala theatres, Bengaluru. Disappointment for early shows#SPYder pic.twitter.com/PAtEF7fZvL

— Manu (@kaNTRimanu) September 26, 2017

Superstar @urstrulyMahesh @ARMurugadoss's Most Awaited film #SPYder Worldwide Grand Release Tomorrow pic.twitter.com/RW45E35pAn

— BARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) September 25, 2017

Watch the exclusive full video songs of the latest @urstrulyMahesh starring movie #Spyder on #SunMusic @ARMurugadoss @Jharrisjayaraj pic.twitter.com/a2SVLOIvCI

— Sun Music (@SunMusic) September 26, 2017

Chatted with #SPYder ⭐️ @urstrulyMahesh on the possibility of entering politics, fans who troll, nepotism in the biz & working with SSR pic.twitter.com/O6H159HnUL

— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) September 25, 2017

#SPYderMania #SPYderOnSeptember27⁠⁠⁠⁠ pic.twitter.com/l981rkDn2B

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 25, 2017

#WelcomeSPYder Celebrations by Punjab MB fans 👌👌Lovely professional university,Fans#SPYder pic.twitter.com/Qa4a8fYR6y

— Kadapa MB fan (@Raja_4prince) September 23, 2017

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

Mahesh shows again why he is the king of USA box office. #Spyder logs $500k already 4 days ahead of premieres 👍🇺🇸 https://t.co/V6MPpm2wzQ pic.twitter.com/ndHcT8PjLP

— idlebrain jeevi (@idlebrainjeevi) September 23, 2017

Wishing our Director @ARMurugadoss Sir a very Happy Birthday!!! pic.twitter.com/GOlQT9QXLd

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 24, 2017

It's getting closer! Just 2 days to go for #Spyder#SPYderOnSeptember27th @urstrulyMahesh @Rakulpreet @SpyderTheMovie @ARMurugadoss pic.twitter.com/AQ7r4mZ41C

— RelianceEntertainmt (@RelianceEnt) September 25, 2017

All the best to Superstar @urstrulyMahesh for @SpyderTheMovie. Excited!!! #SpyderFrenzy pic.twitter.com/Lz6vDshlnL

— Dipika Raval (@dipuraval) September 25, 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

#SPYder Promotions On Full SwingCatch up @DhivyaDharshini Special with @ARMurugadoss - @urstrulyMahesh on Pooja Holidays pic.twitter.com/jgx51AXimJ

— Studio Frames (@StudioFramesIn) September 25, 2017

Dazzling brilliance (right), some lights (center) and some people. #SPYderOnSeptember27 #Spyder pic.twitter.com/SE9ep05IvB

— Deepak Karamungikar (@writtenbyDK) September 24, 2017

#SpyderFrenzy #SpyderOnSeptember27th pic.twitter.com/uLSDG76lna

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 25, 2017

#SPYder Movie Dialogue Promo #SPYderOnSeptember27th https://t.co/3sDgBiCXYC

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 25, 2017

2 days to go!!! #SPYderOnSeptember27th pic.twitter.com/X8E8tMT1fC

— Spyder (@SpyderTheMovie) September 25, 2017

#SPYder Releasing Big in Karnataka with 250+ Screens#SPYderOnSeptember27th #SPYderStormFromSep27 pic.twitter.com/3MlO7hB42s

— BARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) September 24, 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

#Spyder will be HUGE in Karnataka. 250+ screens release planned for the Tel + Tam versions. Mass! #MaheshBabu pic.twitter.com/oyofx4iLaD

— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) September 22, 2017

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