Director A.R.Murugadoss, the man with extraordinary box office track record, teams up with Mahesh Babu for the very first time for a bilingual in Telugu & Tamil. The expectations that Spyder entices is massive. Has the film satisfied its targeted audience?
Mahesh Babu plays an intelligent Bureau officer who goes against the government to protect people . How one failure in this mission leads him to a menacing psychopath serial killer, and how he encounters him is what Spyder is about.
Mahesh Babu’s performance in his first straight Tamil film is decent.ARM has made no compromise in establishing SJ Suryah’s character. SJ Suryah’s introduction scene, in particular, was terrifying and well structured. SJ.Suryah is a major plus to the movie he proves his acting skills very well. Rakul preet looks cute and her romance portions with Mahesh Babu works in parts and at places you may find it distracting.
The movie wastes no time to get going, as it grabs the attention of the crowd from the word go ,with good performances and a brisk screenplay the movie seems too good to watch. AR Murugadoss has manoeuvred his resources with utmost perfection creating both suspense and an emotional impact which result in decent thriller.Santosh Sivan’s camera adds grandeur to the film. Harris Jayaraj’s music is another plus for the movie and background score works very well and the highlight score would be SJ.Suryah’s theme track. The stunt sequences by Peter Hein is another major attraction to Spyder. The only minus is that you may feel that the climax and CG could have been executed better. Spyder will surely entertain you if you are an action film lover.
Verdict: AR.Murugadoss Style thriller.