SPYDER MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 25 Minutes Censor Rating : U/A

SPYDER CAST & CREW
Production: Tagore Madhu Cast: Bharath, Mahesh Babu, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Rakul Preet Singh, RJ Balaji, S.J.Suryah, Shaji Chen Music: Harris Jayaraj Background score: Harris Jayaraj Cinematography: Santosh Sivan Editing: A Sreekar Prasad Art direction: Rupin Suchak Stunt choreography: Peter Hein Singers: Brijesh Tripati Sandilya, Christopher Stanley, Haricharan, Harini, Nikhita Gandhi, Pravin Saivi, Sathya Prakash, Shakthisree Gopalan, Sunitha Lyrics: Harris Jayaraj, Ramajogayya Sastry PRO: Riaz Ahmed, Suresh Chandra Distribution: Lyca Productions

Director AR Murugadoss, the man with an extraordinary box-office track record, teams up with Prince Mahesh Babu for the very first time for a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil. The expectations that Spyder entices is massive after ARM's previous Tamil hits and has the film satisfied its targeted audience or not? Read further to know more:

 

Mahesh Babu plays an Intelligence Bureau officer who goes against the government norms to protect people from harm's way. How one failure leads him to a menacing psychopath serial killer, and how he encounters him is all Spyder is about. Mahesh Babu's performance in his first straight Tamil film is decent, just that he could have been little more expressive. Though it looks fairly straightforward, the way it is narrated makes it look complex and dynamic.

 

SJ Suryah finds a meaty role with ample screen time and voluminous scope to prove his acting skills. ARM has made no compromise in establishing SJ Suryah's character knowing that it would be the USP of the film. SJ Suryah’s introduction scene, in particular, was terrifying and well-structured. Rakul Preet looks cute, and her romance portions with Mahesh works in parts. At places, it looked fresh, but at places, some may find it distracting. 

 

The movie wastes no time to get going, as it grabs the attention of the crowd from the very word go. The narration doesn’t look to stagnate one bit, as the director keeps throwing in enough surprises one after another which is also layered with some riveting and pulsating action sequences for the audience to consume. But towards the end, it gets a little boring. With good performances and a brisk screenplay, this movie offers solid, no-frills drama that not contrived though it deals with a larger than life subject.

 

AR Murugadoss has manoeuvred his resources with utmost perfection creating both suspense and an emotional impact which result as a decent thriller, but has he completely satisfied his fans compared to his previous films is up for debate.

 

Spyder will be remembered for the breathtaking battle between Mahesh Babu and SJ Suryah. One of the sequences follows a similar pattern of 12 man shootout scene from Thuppakki but this one might appear artificial to a few sections of the audiences. Some CGI moments could have been done with more care, such tacky graphics could have been avoided in a big film like Spyder.

 

Santhosh Sivan's camera adds grandeur to the film. The roller coaster and the hospital fight scenes were captured well. Harris Jayaraj’s re-recording is effective and the highlight score would be the theme track for SJ Suryah. The stunt sequences composed by Peter Hein is another major attraction to Spyder especially the theme action scene, but the song placements is a concern. Beyond a point, the film gets a little too heavy with gore, and one might feel the climax could have been executed better. Apart from these minor issues, Spyder will entertain you decently if you are an action film lover.

 

SPYDER VIDEO REVIEW

Verdict: SJ Suryah's performance and AR Murugadoss' touch makes Spyder a decent thriller

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SPYDER SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Sep 09,2017

Boom Boom 
Singer: Nikita Gandhi
Lyrics: Karky

 

Boom Boom, the song which released as a single is a western rendition by Nikita Gandhi in her stylish voice. The song is high on Saxophone and other wind instruments apart from the usual beats and guitars. It has a superior mastering but the tune is not instantly catchy however a decent number.

 

Ciciliya Ciciliya 
Singers: Hari Charan and Sakthi Shree
Lyrics: Karky

 

A breezy number by Harris Jayaraj for his fans. Ciciliya Ciciliya is a typical Harris number with the two singers delivering at their casual best for western beats. The song has a tinge of carnatic as well. The instruments majorly used are guitars, percussions and the piano. The Chorus portions that have the tribals chants are nice and so is the entire song on the whole which falls under the anytime listen category.


Aali Aali
Singers: Brijesh Tripati Sandilya, Harini and Jogi Sunitha
Lyrics: Karky

 

A folkish number with a medium pace for Aali Aali. The song’s overall tune is quite catchy with the flute being the attractive base. Singers Brijesh, Harini and Jogi do justice. In fact, Brijesh sizzles in certain portions and has  the uniqueness required for such a number. The song might remind you of Randakka from Anniyan for one piece is strikingly similar and attractive.


Otrai Iravukkai
Singers: Pravin Saivi, Christopher Stanley and Sathya Prakash
Lyrics: Karky

 

Another western number by Harris for Mahesh Babu’s Spyder. This time a slow number that is high on the guitar quotient and the singers Pravin,  Sathya Prakash and Christopher Stanley. The blend of the three voices is quite good and the song has a carnatic finish with Tablas and Mrindhangams to finish things off when Sathya Prakash takes over. A blend of two genres.


Spyder On Mission Theme


The theme music of Spyder carries the mystery element that would help up the thrills at high points in the film. The Spyder theme seems like an apt theme for this genre of a film as it has the drops and beats mixed well. It seems to have the potential to keep the viewer guessing and the rock style guitar might be an added positive

Verdict: Though there is nativity missing for Tamil listeners, the album has Harris' usual western style music with superior sounding.
2.5
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

Spyder (aka) Spydar

Spyder (aka) Spydar is a Tamil movie with production by Tagore Madhu, cinematography by Santosh Sivan, editing by A Sreekar Prasad. The cast of Spyder (aka) Spydar includes Bharath, Mahesh Babu, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Rakul Preet Singh, RJ Balaji, S.J.Suryah, Shaji Chen.