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'Spyder' Review

Updated | September 27, 2017 21:35 IST

Movie: Spyder
Genre: Social Spy Thriller
Presented By: Tagore Madhu
Production Company: NVR Cinema LLP, Reliance Entertainment
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet Singh, SJ Surya, Priyadarshi, Bharat
Action: Peter Hains
Cinematography: Santosh Sivan
Editing: Srikar Prasad
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Producer: NV Prasad, Manju Swaroop
Story and Direction: AR Murugadoss
Release date: 27-09-2017
Rating: 2.75 / 5

Under AR Murugadoss's direction in affliation with Pan  India starring Tollywood's Super Star Mahesh Babu, Spyder grabbed  immense expectations from the audiences. Moreover this is the  highest budget film in Mahesh's career and marks his entry to  Kollywood. The cinematic approach this director has taken in his  previous films like Ghajini and Thuppakki were successful and  appealing. Let's take a deeper look at how the film fared.

Story: Shiva (Mahesh Babu) feels that a lot of crimes have the  potential to be avoided beforehand and works in the Call Tapping  Department of the Intelligence Bureau. They use a software to detect  potentially dangerous words and phrases in conversations and work  on preventing impending crimes. In one such case, a girl who Shiva is  trying to protect and another conistable get killed. The investigation  into these murders reveals some horrifying truths. A psycho killer with  sadistic personality disorder is revealed to have been killing people  since he was a child. He grew up in burial grounds and gains pleasure  from seeing people cry about the dead. He also plans a way to kill a  large number of people in Hyderabad. What this plan is and how Shiva  plans on stopping it forms the rest of the story.

Analysis:This movie is based on the  fact  that crimes can be  prevented beforehand with the help of advanced modern technology.AR Murugadoss generally presents a well done story and narrative but  he failed to live up to the expectations in this movie. The movie lacks  strong emotions. The director has proven his capability to keep the  audience ensnared in the past with his scenes but they are relatively  lower in this film. The movie's moral did not get elevated within the  film. The villain's character wasn't very well brought forward as a  strong presence. The pre climax scenes and the events leading up to  the climax were good. The movie use of technology was well done.  Santosh Sivan's cinematography was exceptional. The VFX was  naturally designed. Harish Jairaj's background score was good. The  song tunes were not as impressive but the film showed great  production values.

Actor Performances: Mahesh looked stylish and impressive but acted with ease  in the movie. Rakul Preet performed well but her role wasn't so  important. SJ Surya's portrayal of the vilalin was captivating. The boy  who played the younger version of the villain also gave a weakened  performance. The roles of Priyadarshi Pulikonda and RJ Balaji weren't  used properly but they acted well in their parts.

Strengths: Mahesh, Surya's Acting
Weaknesses: Faltered Story, Weak Narrative
Final Verdict: High budget  movie featuring psycho killer vs spy.