Never before Mahesh Babu had come out openly and stated that this is his biggest film ever. He stated it for Spyder. His collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker like AR Murugudoss and world-renowned cinematographer Santosh Sivan, national-award winning action director Peter Hein and popular musician Harris Jayaraj made Spyder one of the most-awaited films of 2017.
Living up to all its hype and buzz, Mahesh-AR Murugudoss combo delivered a terrific edge-of-seat thriller. For more details, read on our detailed review below.
Shiva (Mahesh Babu) is a good Samaritan working in surveillance wing of Intelligence Bureau. His mission is to avert/foil crimes/tragedies in advance. Shiva chooses to telephone tapping with the help of a software he developed. The software alerts him whenever someone is in need of a help or facing some danger.
However, Shiva fails to stop a murder that was committed by serial psycho killer Bhairava (SJ Surya). Shiva decides to stop Bhairava’s massacre and hatches plan to nab him. In between, he meets Shalini (Rakul Preet) and both get along well. Did Shiva nab Bhairava? Who is Bhairava? What is his story? Why does he do the killings? Did Shiva and Shalini unite?
Mahesh is in best form. Be his acting or style or looks, Mahesh delivers his best-ever in Spyder. As an actor, Mahesh has gone to the next level with Spyder. Rakul Preet is too good. Rakul and Mahesh look perfect as pair. SJ Surya gets under the skin of Bhairava role. He scares the viewers with his acts, histrionics.
Bharath is good. Priyadarshi as Vinay is alright. All others did decent job. Sayahi Shinde and others didn’t have enough screen presence but everyone did their parts well. Thus, Spyder has very good performances.
Despite having a huge star like Mahesh Babu, AR Murugudoss attempts a slick story-driven film. One can’t help but laud Murugudoss for this content film. While it is film’s story that shoulders the film, Mahesh is the face of the story. Murugudoss made highly-engaging film with Spyder.
Simply put, Spyder is a flawless, brilliantly executed, visual extravaganza and emotionally-touching film with its heart in right place. Right from the story selection to its cast to the back stories that Murugudoss told in the film appeal to viewers. Harris Jayaraj’s thumping background score and Santosh Sivan’s visuals stun the viewers. Interval episode is shot very well. Pre-climax and climax scenes are very well-written and well executed. It is a nail-biting thriller that awes you every now and then.
Final Verdict :
Spyder is a must-watch. A perfect edge-of-seat thriller from Mahesh Babu-AR Murugudoss combo. Go for it. After magnum opus Baahubali, Spyder offers one of the finest cinematic experiences in the recent times.