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SPYder Review – ARM’s 7th Sense Awakens

SPYder Movie Review

Final Report:-

Spyder second half is a letdown. Spyder is about catching a psycho killer but offers no thrills or highs. Watch out for our frank review soon.

– The routine ending to the villain character. Movie ends.

– Hospital collapsing shots, panic gets created around, shot well including CG work.

– Harris Jayaraj’s background score is the biggest highlight of the film so far.

– Priyadarshi Pullikonda and RJ Balaji as Mahesh friends get a brief roles.

– As Mahesh said in promotional interviews Rakul Preet Singh plays the role of heroine gives relief in a serious subject with songs and comedy scenes.

– Shiva (Mahesh) is trying to catch Bhairavudu (S. J. Surya) using technology and women watching Tv serial to trap him. This episode is very lengthy and logic goes for a toss.

First Half Report:-

Spyder first half has lot of nativity issues and gets slow at times nonetheless story offers freshness. Interval bang creates hope for a better engaging second half.

– Interval bang. Stage set for big fight with psycho Bhairavudu (S. J. Surya)

– Much talked Rollercoaster action block is not that great, both vfx and action choreography is not up to the mark.

– The Tamil movie flavor is pretty evident in many scenes especially the scenes of Bharat childhood but they are engaging nonetheless with very good background score.

– Third song “Ciciliya Ciciliya” song shot well in nice foreign locals.

– Mahesh gets a lead, trying to find Bharat (suspect in murder).

– A brutal murder happens. Mahesh and his friends Priyadarshi and  RJ Balaji at intelligence bureau trying to find the man and mystery behind these killings.

– Second song quickly, “Achcham Telugandham” shot well showing some story running between Mahesh and Rakul.

– Shiva (Mahesh) overhears Rakul and her friend phone conversations.

– First song “Boom Boom” song has typical Mahesh dance moves.

– Mahesh intro as IB employee in Hyderabad. He gets to know public panic and their troubles through his software.

– Spyder titles started with setting the mood for Spy thriller.

SPYder US Premier Live updates will begin from 12.30 AM IST.

Preview: SPYder

Mahesh Babu is a Superstar in Telugu and a debutante in Tamil. So, the diversification between the two markets is quite evident. For Mahesh, this film is important in two ways. In Tollywood, his previous movie ‘Brahmotsavam’ was a complete washout though it came right after the blockbuster, ‘Srimanthudu’.

Mahesh’s TOP 5 Premiers
S# Movie Collections
SPYder $1.01 Million
1 Brahmotsavam $560 K
2 Srimanthudu $535 K
3 Aagadu $523 K
4 1 $233 K
5 SVSC $205 K

Henceforth, it is essential that his ‘SPYder‘ erases bad memories of his previous movie. In Kollywood, this movie is Mahesh Babu’s first straight film. If this movie works well in Tamil, it is going to open new avenues for the Telugu Superstar and his future films will also follow the same path. Bilingual or else Tamil dubbing will be on cards for Mahesh’s future movies.

AR Murugadoss is a brand name for action thrillers. But, his last release ‘Akira’ turned out to be a mixed bag. To be frank, neither the box-office collections nor the movie was up to the standards of ARM brand. This movie is crucial for him as he is going to direct Tamil mass star Vijay after this movie.

So, a superhit will be a path for a good lineup for the director who gave blockbusters to Vijay. If ‘SPYder‘ clicks, the director will walk away with the credit of introducing a new hero to Tamil audiences and also he’ll get the credit for the openings as Mahesh is relatively a new hero for Tamilians except for the metro city, Chennai.

Coming to the music, the album delivered by Harris Jayaraj wasn’t great and one has to agree that the songs have no repeat value. If the visuals are appealing, the songs may look good on the screen. For an action-thriller, the background score is very crucial and hope the music director scores big here.

National Award winning cinematographer Santosh Sivan might have weaved his magic into the visuals through his camera eye. Nevertheless, only if the content and execution are good, his cinematography will enhance the feel of the movie.

Mahesh’s TOP 5 Premiers
S# Movie Collections
1 Srimanthudu $2.8 Million
2 SVSC $1.6 Million
3 Dookudu $1.5 Million
4 Aagadu $1.4 Million
5 1 $1.3 Million

Besides Mahesh Babu, seasoned actor SJ Suryah looked impressive in the promos as the main antagonist. There is Bharat playing a negative role and ‘SPYder’ has the top heroine, Rakul Preet Singh for the glamour relief. Put together, ‘SPYder’ is not only a big movie regarding the budget but also the people involved in it.

It is not the kind of movie which can be labeled as a minimum guarantee film like ‘Jai Lava Kusa’. Anything can happen. Going by the first time combination of Mahesh and Murugadoss, common audiences only hope for a thorough entertaining fare.

Not mincing words anymore, let’s wait for the genuine and integrated Spyder review from our mirchi9 team. Stay tuned folks. We’ll be back, very soon.

Latest update:

Spyder collected $1.01 Million from US premiers. This is a rare feat. Spyder is the 4th movie to collect million dollars from US premiers.

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