Actors : Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet, S J Suryah, Bharath and others
Director: A R Murugadoss
Music: Harris Jairaj
Producer: N V Prasad
Reviewed By : Team CG
Finally, the movie that Mahesh fans have been waiting for more than a year now, Spyder, is out for screening. With a superb premieres trend for the movie and a strong release in the Telugu speaking states, the makers would only be hoping the movie hits the chord with the audience to get to the next level. Has the movie got in it to woo the audience? Let’s find out.
Spyder is the story of a psychopath who is bent on killing people for the sole reason of growth of population. The hero, Shiva, who is an intelligence officer tries to stop him when he catches the attention of the villain. How the villain tries to destroy his personal life, how the hero comes up against the odds and finishes off the villain forms the rest of the story.
S J Suryah will have to be said as the highlight of the film as he delivers a superb performance. He perfectly fits the bill as a psychopath. Mahesh does well but has very limited scope for any performance. Rakul Preet Singh has little to do except for the songs. Bharath does well in his little screen time while the rest of the crew is okay.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are just okay and the picturization is decent. One song looks great on screen while the song in the second half might act as a speed breaker. Background music however is top notch and Harris has done a superb job at it, especially in the second half.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
ARM choses yet another plain story and tries his dexterous screenplay with the treatment and unfortunately, it only clicks in parts. Fans would have expected a much stronger character of Mahesh but it has been played down considerably, may be to suit the Tamil audience. The movie goes on a single note with no highs and lows and the screenplay bores you at times. The mind games go overboard some times and might not connect with everyone. Love track is a let-down with the dialogues being just okay.
Cinematography is rich in the film and the film is presented in great light. The VFX work is decent as well and gels along well with the proceedings. Night visuals have also been presented well which make some key sequences in the film.
Art work is decent in the movie and the work place of Mahesh has been set up well which brings about that serious feel necessary. Production values from NVP and Lyca productions are great and the film carries the rich feel all the way through.
Overall, Spyder is not your regular masala entertainer. It is a film which sticks to the plot all through with moments clicking in parts. No elevations and poor songs make the film an average watch. With nothing super exciting about the film and with the costs involved, the film might end up a below average grosser at the box office.
You “may” watch it.
Not your regular masala entertainer.
Rating : 2.5/5
AP/TG audience : Average
US/ROW : Flop
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4 - Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
NA – Not rating this genre.
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.