A Well Made Thriller!
Mahesh Babu Steals the Show. 3.5*/5*
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet Singh.
Bottomline: Racy entertainer
The hero as the social angst-driven executioner is nothing new to South cinema. A.R. Murugadoss’ Spyder is almost a safe bet after his last experimental Akira. But credit to him and his team for packaging something racy for the Blockbuster-starved film audiences in a year that has been a death-knell for hero-worshipping scripts.
Despite having a popular leading man in Mahesh Babu, the hero of Spyder is the script, which is probably as intelligible as it can get in the mainstream cinema. As with other such ‘masala’ films (as they are called popularly), logic takes a backseat and at times completely disappears.
First Half has little bit drag but the 2nd half is full on Racy. Top-notch technicians in cinematographer Santhosh Sivan and editor Sreekar Prasad have shouldered their responsibilities well. Music director Harris Jayaraj, though, seems to have had a surprisingly off-time with the songs. The background music is apt though it is significantly reminiscent of several popular scores.
Mahesh Babu has done his best to appear the part of a hero who combines brains with brawn. The song-and-dance and the stunts sequences bring out the best in him. But in this outing, he has toned down his humor, and rightfully too. His Fans will go gaga over him. Rakul Preet looking beautiful & acts well. Good acting by all supporting actors.
The climax is simply the Best Part of the film. Totally loved it!
Overall ! Spyder will be Liked by Masses & Classes. Mahesh Babu gave Top Notch Performance. Go for it!