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SPYDER Verdict: Disaster

Release Date: 2017-09-26 AP/TS First Day: Rs. 16.11 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 31.90 Cr AP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 32.95 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 40.35 Cr India Lifetime: Rs. 41.55 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 46.85 Cr Worldwide Lifetime: Rs. 48.30 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 1,003 K USA First Day: $ 1,141 K
USA First Week: $ 1,400 K USA Lifetime: $ 1,460 K


  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 40.35 Cr | Final: Rs. 41.55 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 16.11 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 31.90 Cr | Final: Rs. 32.95 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 4.15 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 9.60 Cr | Final: Rs. 9.80 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 1.98 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 4.50 Cr | Final: Rs. 4.70 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 1.75 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 3.78 Cr | Final: Rs. 3.90 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 2.10 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 3.48 Cr | Final: Rs. 3.60 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 2.31 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 3.66 Cr | Final: Rs. 3.75 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 0.89 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.42 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.55 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 1.90 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.72 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.80 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 1.03 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.74 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.85 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 8.45 Cr | Final: Rs. 8.60 Cr

    • Movie HeroMahesh Babu
    • Movie HeroineRakul Preet Singh
    Director: A R Murugadoss

    Mahesh to miss Sankranthi 2018


    Superstar Mahesh Babu wrapped up Spyder which has been initially aimed for summer release this year. The delay in Spyder is said to have an impact on his next project which is currently under shoot. Mahesh already wrapped up couple of schedules for his next film titled Bharat ane Nenu in the direction of Koratala Siva. The shoot of the film is currently taking place in a specially erected Assembly set and Mahesh will be playing a Chief Minister in the film.

    The shoot of Bharat ane Nenu is now delayed and the makers are not in a mad rush to wrap up the film and release it for Sankranthi next year as announced. The recent schedule in Lucknow schedule has been cancelled as the movie unit has been denied permissions in some of the historic places of the city. Koratala Siva felt that it is completely impossible to wrap up the shoot by December and release the film for Sankranthi. Now the release of Bharat ane Nenu has been pushed to summer.

    Mahesh will be taking a break next week for promoting Spyder. Kiara Advani is the female lead in Bharat ane Nenu and DVV Entertainments is producing the film.

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    Mahesh Babu’s ‘Spyder’ passed with U/A certificate


    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s forthcoming Telugu spy-thriller “Spyder” has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U/A certificate and without cuts. The film is slated for worldwide release on September 27.

    On the film’s official Twitter handle, it was posted on Monday that the film has been certified U/A.

    ” ‘Spyder’ censor complete. Certified U/A. Also has unique distinction of no disclaimers and statutory warnings throughout the movie,” read the tweet.

    The film, according to a source from the film’s unit, has no drinking or smoking scenes.

    Directed by A.R Murugadoss, the film has been simultaneously made in Tamil as well. The Tamil version is yet to be certified.

    In the film, Mahesh Babu plays an Intelligence Bureau officer.

    Said to be made on a lavish budget of approximately Rs. 120 crore, the film is based on bio-terrorism and features actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah as the antagonist.

    Rakul Preet Singh plays the leading lady.

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    Who will win the dussehra race ?

    Tollywood’s second biggest movie season after Sankranti is almost upon us. And a lot of money is riding on them. “Jai Lava Kusa”, “Spyder” and “Mahanubhavudu”. All the three trailers look so different from each other and promise a feast ahead full of action, comedy and plenty of “Non-Arjun Reddy”kind of romance (which families can watch together without cringing).

    “Mahanubhavudu” starring Sharwanand is once again the proverbial dark horse. The last time Sharwanand entered the den of box-office sweepstakes, he walked away with honors with “Express Raja”. The concept of Obsessive Cleanliness Disorder must be bursting at the seams with explosive laughter. But I wonder why Sharwanand doesn’t always pick the most glamorous looking heroines to up his market cap.

    “Jai Lava Kusa” looks to be a sure-shot winner with plenty of action, formula mix of triple-action stunts with three shades of characterization. People are touting this to be another DVSK for today’s generation. I think NTR has already proved his versatility by sharing screen with his own other self in “Adhurs” which is still the best “Hello Brother” kind of film for the new millennium. Ram Charan is the only other new hero who tried dual roles with success. But NTR is different, he can pack a punch and bring out visceral magnetism from any role if he goes after that. But history proves that barring “Daana Veera Soora Karna”, triple role films have always bombed at the box office. Examples, “Mugguru Monagallu” (Chiranjeevi) and “Michael Madana Kama Raju” (though it got accolades for Kamal Hassan). Proves that two is a crowd-puller but three is really a crowd on screen. If JLK becomes a hit, NTR’s career which is already cruising with back-to-back hits will take off.

    “Spyder” trailer has been a mixed bag for those who remember Mahesh films. His trailers never did justice to his films and most times, his films often belied the promise of the trailers. This Murgadoss film trailer looks more like a Shankar film full of VFX and Anti-hero particles blocking the hero. I also wonder why Superstar has reverted to using the suffix BABU. I don’t know whether Mahesh Babu is numerologically good or just an affectionate way to address a handsome youth icon. Music by Harris Jayaraj looks like any of Murgadoss films but the most enigmatic draw of the trailer is the ferociousness of SJ Suryah. And the heroine Rakul Preet Singh. The makeover of heroines in Murgadoss films is always a cut above the rest of their filmographies. Mahesh Babu will face the litmus test of his life with this iconic clash with NTR Jr.

    Historically, Superstar Krishna and Sr.NTR regularly clashed at the box-office on signature festival days. On one occasion, the late NT Rama Rao’s “DVS Karna” directly clashed with Superstar Krishna’s “Kurukshetram”. NTR’s triple role versus the combined might of Krishna, Sobhanbabu and Krishnam Raju. DVS Karna stole the box office thunder and the biggest joke was on “Kurukshetram” (“Everybody is worried that Shobhan Babu’s Kireetam (crown) will fall any time”!).

    But history need not repeat itself. Or will it? Let’s wait and watch the fun.

    Sridhar Sattiraju

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    Mahesh Babu and NTR oozing with confidence


    This Dussehra, both NTR and Mahesh Babu will test their luck at the box office with Jai Lava Kusa and SPYder respectively. The highly anticipated films are releasing with in a gap of six days and trade circles are betting big on them.

    Expectations are usually high for star studded films, but it was the confident speeches from both NTR and Mahesh Babu during the recent pre release events that have left their fans stoked. Both NTR and Mahesh Babu are oozing with confidence on their films. This was clearly evident with their animated speeches.

    NTR has termed Jai Lava Kusa as a landmark film that would make his fans feel proud. He spoke with much excitement and exuberance during the event and confidently stated that the film will strike an emotional chord with audience.

    Mahesh Babu, too, is bullish about SPYder output. His cheerful speech yesterday has left fans thrilled. He said that the film has come out exceedingly well and expressed confidence on the box office prospects.

    We have to wait and see how better both these films fare at the box office. Jai Lava Kusa is slated to hit the screens on September 21st and SPYder will release on September 27th.

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    Stunned at the way SPYder shaped : Superstar Mahesh


    Leaving the ‘Trailer leakage’ fiasco behind, the makers of Superstar Mahesh Babu’s ‘Spyder’ have held the pre-release event in a grand manner. While the entire family of Mahesh, including Krishna, Namrata, Sitara and Gautam stood as special attraction at the event, Mahesh and actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah overwhelmed audience with their speeches.

    Mahesh looked quite lively and animated throughout the evening and he carried the same energy in his speech. ‘When Murugadoss narrated me the story of SPYder, he said that audiences will be stunned at the technicalities and screenplay. While I was doing dubbing, I myself got stunned at the way he carved out the film. No one except Murugadoss could have made a bi-lingual with such perfection. I met him 10 years ago, and he still has the same humility although he has achieved stardom at National level over the years,’ said Mahesh talking about Spyder and Murugadoss.

    His speech has raised the already sky-high expectations on the film.

    If Mahesh’s speech was full of praise for Murugadoss, SJ Suryah didn’t hold back in elevating both Mahesh and Murugadoss. It may be noted that he enjoys great rapport with the duo as he has earlier directed Mahesh in ‘Nani’ and Murugadoss earlier worked as his Assistant. During his speech, he thanked Murugadoss multiple times for giving him the chance to play the lead antagonist in such a big film.

    ‘SPYder is a Hollywood film with Telugu dialogues. The action episodes and cinematography especially have Hollywood standard,’ he said.

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    JLK’s Item Song Steal Thunder form SPYder Trailer?


    The digital views of ‘Jai Lava Kusa’ trailer have surprised the industry folks as well as common movie goers. It is accepted that the film has immense craze considering NTR essays Triple role for the first time, but the record time in which the trailer clocked 10 million digital views has set a new benchmark for upcoming biggies. Can Mahesh Babu’s SPYder, which is entering the Dasara box office arena as a competitor to JLK beat the record set by the NTR starrer?

    Despite Mahesh Babu commands a huge fan base, breaking the record of JLK trailer looks very difficult for SPYder trailer. While the SPYder trailer will be unveiled at the pre-release event to be held on 15th Sep, the trailer of another Dasara release, Sharwanand’s Mahanubhavudu will be unveiled on the immediate next day, 16th Sep. Hence, there will be significant impact on SPYder trailer views.

    Even if we downplay the Mahanubhavudu factor, promo of the much hyped item song in JLK that features milky beauty Tamanna matching steps with NTR, is likely to be released around the same time when SPYder trailer hits net. Some call it a coincidence while others call it a strategy of JLK makers to negate the storm of SPYder and keep the focus of audiences on the NTR starrer. Whatever the reason may be, it would be hard for SPYder trailer to grab eyeballs with two other eagerly awaited promos releasing at around same time. Moreover, fans of Mahesh aren’t as active as fans of NTR and Mega heroes on social media.

    On the brighter side, SPYder has immense buzz thanks to one of the biggest combinations in South, Mahesh Babu-AR Murugadoss. SPYder trailer vs JLK item song is being seen as a promo war before the actual war happens at box office after two weeks.

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    SPYder to have a gigantic release in overseas


    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s upcoming social drama SPYder is one of the highly anticipated films this season. This is the first time Mahesh joined hands with director Murugadoss who has the reputation of delivering message oriented commercial entertainers. The duo are aiming very with SPYder which is gearing up release on September 27th.

    In overseas, SPYder to going to have a gigantic release in more than 600 screens which is going to be the second highest release in the history of Indian cinema. The film, an authentic bilingual, will release in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously through leading overseas distributors ATMUS and AZ India. The Telugu version alone will release in nearly 400 screens. The overseas rights of the film were sold for a staggering price and the massive release will definitely ensure strong openings in all areas. The premiers are slated to start on 26th.

    SPYder is tipped to a spy thriller with high range technical values offering a visual extravaganza for audience. Harris Jayaraj composed the soundtrack and Santosh Sivan cranked the camera.

    Rakul Preet Singh and SJ Suryah are playing important roles in the film.

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    After Dookudu, Reality show in Spyder again?


    Irrespective of the result of his movies, which mostly were successful, director AR Murugadoss has the special knack of marveling audiences with at least a few arresting episodes in each film. Coming to his new film, SPYder there are said to be plenty of such sequences.

    The first popular movie to use the concept of ‘Reality Show’ was Mahesh Babu’s ‘Dookdu’, and we all know the role played by that comedy track in the film’s success. SPYder too has a track based on the successful reality show concept but it is used as a plot device to catch a culprit. As per inside information, this track has come out really well, and it will be exhilarating and entertaining at the same time.

    Reality show concept has once proved extremely lucky for Mahesh (Dookudu), will the magic repeat again? Post Dookudu, several films tried to cash in on the vogue concept, but none could succeed. On the brighter side for SPYder, Telugu and Tamil audiences now are more connected to reality shows than in the past, thanks to the popular Bigg Boss shows in Telugu and Tamil.

    The story of SPYder was written much earlier than the commencement of the Bigg Boss shows in Tamil and Telugu. Has Murugadoss incorporated the track after witnessing the success of Bigg Boss? or it is just a coincidence? Whatever it may be, people have got attracted to the concept of reality show in the recent times and the way Murugadoss used this proven concept in SPYder, is expected to help the film big time.

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    Mahesh Babu extremely delighted with fans response in Chennai


    The grand audio launch event of Mahesh Babu’s SPYder in Chennai saw a huge number of audience at the venue. Even the Tamil media and the organisers of the event were taken aback with such a strong reception for a Telugu hero in Chennai. Only a few passes have been handed over to Telugu people, but the venue is jam-packed with Tamil fans. The unprecedented response for a non local star has stunned everyone and Mahesh Babu himself was cock-a- hoop with the reception.

    Initially, Mahesh Babu was reluctant for a public event and advised the producers to simply hold a press meet and release the audio. But, the outcome of the event has bouyed both producers and Mahesh Babu who were extremely delighted. Mahesh was thrilled with the atmosphere and the way audience were cheering obliged him to speak in Tamil. He was completely at home doing so.

    The event rights are with Sun TV and they are planning to telecast it next Sunday after strong promotions. Usually, live audio events of top stars garner a T.R.P ranging from 3 to 4. But, Sun TV is targeting a T.R P of 10 with SPYder.

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    Heroes will be worshipped as long as Humans exist- Murugadoss Interview


    Tollywood Star Hero Mahesh Babu and Prominent Director AR Murugadoss collaborated for new flick SPYder which will hit the screens on September 27. Ahead of the film’s release, Director Murugadoss was in conversation with The Hindu Cinema. Read the full interview here …

    SPYDER is in final stages and soon to be released. How is your mindset?
    Murugadoss – However confident you may be as a director, when you know you are going to face the audience, there will always be a few butterflies in stomach.

    Mahesh Babu is a big star in Telugu, he will have his own style and his own characteristics set in the Telugu industry, whereas this is his debut movie in Tamil. How did u manage to balance the script? Did you pick the script in such a way that concept has more importance than the star?
    Murugadoss– Yes, there is something called balancing. Commercial films in Telugu industry will be hardcore and raw. In Tamil cinemas, there are certain limitations. In the Telugu industry Mahesh Babu is a big superstar, handling him in that industry will be different, but here in Tamil industry, he is a new face and even if we try and give him the same heroism people here will suddenly get disconnected with the movie. So, everything had to be done carefully. Even the story was balanced. I gave more importance to screenplay and story. If you are looking for heroism, the movie Thuppaki had heroism in it, even though the villain showed a lot of anger to instigate the hero, he only says “I am waiting”. That was subtle yet heroism was shown. Similarly, this story also needed balancing.

    As far as cinema is concerned language is not a barrier. I have met Mahesh babu sir long back. He used to speak good Tamil. He was born in Chennai, studied here in Loyala college, since he knows such good Tamil, I never felt that I was doing a movie with another language hero. I felt that I am doing this movie with a Chennai based handsome hero.

    Whenever we speak of a Murugadoss movie, we always know it is a commercial, mass movie yet there will always be a concept. Is this movie also a concept based?
    Murugadoss – This is a hero villain movie, that positive and negative individually exists in every human. In simple words, both MGR and Nambiar are in us. It only depends to whom I show my MGR character and whom I disclose my Nambiar character, both negative and positive exist. So, we created two characters in the name Sivan, positive and negative. One is positive to the core the other is negative to the core. The spark in this movie Spyder is the meeting of the positive and negative.

    You are one of the most renowned commercial directors of this age. Do you think the concept of worshipping heroes is gone?
    Murugadoss– No not like that, hero worship will remain as long as humans exist, for instance even belief in god is a type of hero worship. Superman and Spiderman are for kids, Anjaneya and Bheema are for adults. Heroes may change but hero worship will never change. This world exists with so much evil, we hope for a guy to come and change everything, as long as imagination of such characters exist, hero worship will exist.

    In all your movies there is the anger towards the society which can be seen, can we see it in this movie also?
    Murugadoss – Yes it will be there as far as this film is concerned. I am person who studied in a government school in a village, from a middle-class background. I am a person who learnt writing, by writing on the ground. So, I have all the suffocations, anger of the middle class, hence I try to portray them in my movies. In one movie, maybe I would pick one issue, in another I would choose another contrasting topic. I don’t try to incorporate it but if the situation arises I use it.

    You are a big director now. How do you still feel that sensitivity towards such issues in the society?
    Murugadoss – I was born in a family with lot of members, I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters, our house itself would be like a big group. So many relatives, studied in a govt. school, so I’ve always been in a crowd. I am very clear with one fact that no matter how high we go; our feet must always be on the ground. Even though my office has a good ambience, I want my kids to grow with the same feeling around people hence I still live in a 3 BHK flat with 200 families around like a middle-class man.

    For a filmmaker, does social responsibility exist?
    Murugadoss – Social responsibility exists for everyone, not just film makers, we need to be very careful when we portray it on the screen. Especially if the movies are of big heroes we need to be careful. Apart from that, the scenes of cigarette smoking sometimes cannot be avoided because of the story. For instance, if the story is based on drinking/ alcohol or smoking, these aspects cannot be avoided in that movie. If the movie is about smoking then my hero needs to be a smoker, if the movie is in the backdrop of alcohol, I cannot avoid. But it is not necessary to include without reason. Sometimes they just introduce it in the name of comedy unnecessarily.

    You have done films in Telugu and in Tamil but this is your first bilingual. Is it challenging?
    Murugadoss – A lot of my previous films have been dubbed or remade into other languages. Initially when I thought bilingual would be easy. But this is almost equal to doing two films. When it comes to bilingual, wide shots are kept common and only close up shots were reshot with change in language for lip sync but in this movie as far as we are concerned, we have given a very sincere attempt. For instance, in Thuppaki, I decided that all the scenes must be shot locally since it was Mumbai based, all the scenes were shot in Mumbai. In many movies, if they are shooting in a different location, they shoot all the wide angles and scenery from the other place and all scenes like, house, hospital, etc will be shot locally inside a set. But in Thuppaki we made sure each scene was shot in Mumbai not one scene was shot in Chennai. Similarly, in this movie I thought regardless of the shot being a wide shot or a silent shot, every scene was shot separately. Even small artists were changed, for example if 4 people were used in Telugu, they were called off and another 4 artists would go in for the Tamil shot. Because of this the time taken was longer than anticipated.

    People nowadays mix politics with movies. They don’t watch a movie as it is and mix it with politics.
    Murugadoss – Yes, nowadays it has increased a lot. There’s a group of people who exist for this sole purpose. They have two primary reasons – one is to become famous while second is to scare us and take money. You shouldn’t use this title, this refers to my sub caste, this refers to my caste, you shouldn’t say this or that, all this is very cheap. If such people want fame they should come to movies, act, direct and become famous. Why take this shortcut?

    If I was scared of people with black money, I wouldn’t have shot the movie Ramana 15 years ago. A person’s bravery does not depend on the people behind him or his age or his strength. If you are aware against the British we had Gandhi who stood against them, did he have a black belt or did he wear bullet proof clothes? He never wore a shirt.

    Similarly, my mental strength comes from within, your body or your size doesn’t matter. Therefore, regarding black money I am not scared. If conflict arises, even I can speak very well. On our side, we have truth and justice, we would not have made mistakes and we have so many things to speak about but I am not interested in it. If they write about me, they may get something out of it but we may never get anything back if we retaliate.

    And the second thing is that there are so many things in movies nowadays. I need a producer to invest money. I need an actor who would set in with my mindset. Also, the producer should be brave enough to withstand a loss if the movie flops. But producers expect safety first, so if we find such a brave producer who is willing to withstand everything, I am ready to fight.

    What is your thought about the film reviews?
    Murugadoss – Everyone has the right to review a movie, but let it be with a little decency. There is no need to be vulgar about it. Because it’s the hard work of a 1000 people, no one makes a movie hoping it wouldn’t run. They are all made based on some calculations. Even at home sometimes my kids ask after the movie – don’t you play it before release. They are asking in the sense that the movie is so bad but how did you make it? The fact is that since we made it we don’t know. When we try something new, instead of saying it was so bad and other things it could be reviewed by saying this could have been better and so on. Point our mistakes, it will help us. For instance, Gajini movie which was first made in Tamil, after the reviews and mistakes pointed out I rectified a lot of things in Hindi. I had that chance. In Tamil, the double act in the climax didn’t work out, that was the minus in the movie climax is what I understood from reviews, so what I did was to change that in the Hindi version. So, such positive reviews help us. But it should be reviews that would prompt us to change and not in such a way that it would push us down and kill us.

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    Mahesh gets a roaring reception in Chennai, SPYder audio unveiled


    Amidst flamboyant arrangements and huge number of fans, the audio launch of Superstar Mahesh Babu’s soon-to-be released spy thriller ‘SPYder’ has been unveiled in Chennai. The grand event was graced by the whole cast and crew that worked for SPYder and many popular artists from Tamil film industry. For most part of the event, the auditorium reverberated with chants on Mahesh Babu. Fans from different parts of Tamil and Telugu states made a beeline to this event.

    Mahesh Babu addressing the audience in Tamil is the major highlight of the event. He praised the whole team for their dedication and termed the film as a new experience which is very close to his heart. He thanked the producers and said it is very proud to have worked with AR Murugadoss.

    Another highlight of the show is Rakul Preet Singh breaking into a jig on stage along with one of the fans for Ciciliya Ciciliya song. She said Mahesh Babu is a very grounded person and termed his dedication levels as motivating.

    Director Murugadoss waxed lyrical about Mahesh Babu’s dedication levels. He said it was because of Mahesh the film shape up very well in both Tamil and Telugu. Murugadoss revealed that they had shot for 80 days in night mode and thanked Mahesh for being very supportive and encouraging throughout the journey. Murugadoss made the crowd go berserk when he said the stunning interval block will leave the viewers in awe.

    The event organisers had a tough time at the venue controlling the huge numbers of fans who came to get a glimpse of Superstar.

    The shooting formalities of SPYder have been wrapped up and the film will hit the screens on September 27th. Tagore Madhu and NV Prasad have produced this 120 Crore budget film which will simultaneously release in Telugu and Tamil.

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    SPYder Audio Review : Passes Muster

    SPYder Audio Review

    SPYder Music Review

    Harris Jayraj is one of the top rated music composers in South. He reunited with AR Murugadoss for Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film SPYder and the starry combination has set high expectations on the album. The audio, consisting of 4 full songs and 1 theme song has been unveiled today ( Sep 9th) in Chennai. Let’s see what Harris Jayraj has in store with this much awaited album.

    Boom Boom

    Singer : Nikhita Gandhi
    Lyrics : Ramajogayya Sastry

    The album starts with a booming title song which elevates the character of the protagonist who plays a spy in the film. The pulsating tune, which reminds of English album fifth harmony – worth it, will grow upon the listener with repeated hearings. Singer Nikhita Gandhi, with her effervescent vocals, ensures the liveliness in the song doesn’t drop at any point from the start till the end. Lyricist Ramajogayya Sastry is at his usual best and his lyrics mirror the invincible qualities of the hero.

    Ciciliya Ciciliya

    Singer : Hari Charan, Shakti Sree
    Lyrics : Ramjogayya Sastry

    After a hero centric song, we now come across a crazy number ‘Ciciliya’ which is quite peppy with a lively orchestration. The flawless renditions by Hari Charan and Shakti Sree are beautifully backed by a rhythmic jazz tune from Harris Jayraj to make it one of the best songs in the album. The lyrics are adequate. This foot tapping number was shot in unexplored locales in Romania. Watch out for some eye pleasing visuals after the film’s release.

    Haali Haali

    Singer : Brijesh Tripati, Harini, Jogi Sunitha
    Lyrics : Ramajogayya Sastry

    A sense of Déjà Vu for music lovers as the third song in the album is reminiscent of Harris Jayraj’s Randaka Randaka from Aparichitudu. The trio of talented singers did complete justice and the Hindustani style folksy number needs a solid picturization with glitzy visuals to make it more appealing for audience. The lyrics are catchy and cheeky.

    Achcham Telugandham

    Singer : Pravin Saivi, Christopher Stanley, Sathya Prakash
    Lyrics : Ramajogayya Sastry

    Here comes the chartbuster song of the season. The final song in the album is a mesmerising romantic melody that is rich in orchestration with unmistakable lyrics. Gleefully sung by three singers with dulcet and soulful vocals, this song will have an instant impact on the listener for its irresistible foot tapping tune. Easily the best song in the album.

    Theme song

    The album ends with a thumping theme score which seems to be the background score during crucial scenes in the film.
    Verdict : On the whole, SPYder might not be the greatest of Harris Jayraj’s albums, but definitely passes muster. He renders a mixed bag which is packed with a pulsating hero centric song, a peppy and groovy number, a typical folk song and an irresistible catchy romantic melody. While Achcham Telugandham will easily top the charts for its captivating tune, Boom Boom and Ciciliya Ciciliya will grow upon after repeated hearings. Lyricist Ramajogayya Sastry did a satisfactory job and singers are at their usual best.

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    Tagore Madhu Murugadoss plans post SPYder


    SPYder, the upcoming film starring Superstar Mahesh Babu has helped its director AR Murugadoss and one of the producers, Tagore Madhu bond so well that they have decided to start a joint venture.

    Murugadoss and Tagore Madhu are together planning to produce small-budget ‘Concept-based’ movies in Telugu and Tamil languages. Murugadoss will be overseeing all technical aspects and Madhu will take care of financial aspects. Murugadoss’ command on story selection and technical aspects coupled with Madhu’s experience in production is going to provide talented yet struggling young filmmakers who come up with innovative ideas a platform.

    It is known that Murugadoss has already produced some critically acclaimed and commercially successful films such as ‘Raja Rani’, ‘Journey’ etc. Tagore Madhu on the other hand has produced some of the biggest films in Telugu and Tamil.

    Meanwhile, grand plans are underway to promote and release SPYder across the world on September 27. The film has done approx.157 Cr pre-release business, 4th highest for any South film after Baahubali films and Kabali.

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    SPYder’s 150 Cr Pre-Release Business – HUMONGOUS


    spyder movie pre release business

    When Mahesh Babu and AR Murugadoss collaborated for a film, it was expected to create hype in business circles and do huge business. Buoyed by the expanded market and widened reach of Telugu cinema post ‘Baahubali’ franchise, SPYder seems to have lived up to the expectations as far as pre-release business is concerned.

    SPYder has become the only 4th South Indian film to do 150 Cr Pre-Release Business including non-theatrical rights. Earlier Baahubali, Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Baahubali2 have achieved this feat.

    The high-tech action thriller raked in over 120 Cr from the worldwide theatrical rights. This amount is a crore more or less to the money pumped in by the producers to make the film on a grand scale. The 35 Cr recovered through Satellite and Audio rights is the profit of the producers.

    Below is the territory-wise break-up of distribution deals:

    AreaPre-Release Business
    Nizam 20 Cr
    Ceded 12 Cr ratio
    UA 8.1 Cr
    Guntur 7.2 Cr
    East 6 Cr
    Krishna 5.4 Cr
    West 5.04 Cr
    Nellore 2.9 Cr
    AP and TS66.6 Cr
    Karnataka 10.80 Cr
    Kerala 1.26 Cr
    TN 17 Cr
    North 1 Cr valued
    Overseas 23 Cr
    Worldwide 119.7 Cr
    Satellite 33 Cr
    Audio 2 Cr
    Total 154.7 Cr

    The deals for non-Telugu language rights are next only to “Baahubali 2” for a Bilingual film. Coming to the Telugu states, the deals are not so record-breaking. In comparison, the films starring Pawan Kalyan have done better business. Since the film seems to be high on intelligence, buyers of the Telugu states haven’t invested huge fearing the film may not do wonders in B,C centres.

    Popular dubbing artiste-cum-actor Ravi Shankar, younger brother of Sai Kumar, has dubbed for the villain character essayed by SJ Suryah. SPYder has a crisp runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes, 5 minutes extra for titles. Pre-release event will be held on 15th of this month. September 27 is the D Day.

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    ‘Spyder’ makers deny reports of footage leak


    The makers of superstar Mahesh Babu’s upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual “Spyder”, gearing up for grand release this Dussehra, have rubbished reports about the leak of film’s footage.

    “There’s been no footage leak. We have ensured no such thing happens. Everything that you’re reading online or in papers is absolutely baseless,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

    Earlier this week, reports emerged that some footage including a few minutes of a song had leaked out.

    Mahesh plays an intelligence bureau officer in “Spyder”, directed by A.R. Murugadoss.

    The project marks the first time Murugadoss and Mahesh have collaborated.

    Tipped to be made on a lavish budget, the film will be based on bio-terrorism featuring actor-filmmaker S.J. Suryah as the antagonist.

    Rakul Preet Singh plays the leading lady.

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    Special Guests for Spyder Audio Event

    Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set to make his debut in Tamil with Spyder. This AR Murugadoss directorial has been carrying massive expectations and a massive audio event has been planned in Chennai which will introduce Mahesh to Kollywood. There have been speculations that Superstar Rajinikanth will attend the event and will introduce Mahesh to Tamil audience. The latest update is that top directors of South Indian cinema SS Rajamouli and Shankar will attend the event as Chief guests for the Tamil audio launch.

    However Rajinikanth is all set to surprise the audience with a video byte wishing Mahesh all the best on his Tamil debut. A massive pre-release event has been planned during the mid of September in Telugu. The post-production work of Spyder is nearing completion and Harris Jayraj composed the music. The theatrical trailer of Spyder will be released on September 9th. The movie has been announced for release on September 27th during Dasara.

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    Murugadoss to follow Aamir Khan for Spyder

    Superstar Mahesh finally wrapped up the shoot of Spyder and the movie has been aimed for Dasara release. Director AR Murugadoss made sure that the entire movie’s post-production work along with the dubbing process. With almost a month left for the film’s release, AR Murugadoss is said to show the film to a group of 50-60 members which comprises of directors, technicians, assistant directors, critics and film enthusiasts. Murugadoss is said to follow Aamir Khan for Spyder. Aamir Khan is known to wrap up the shoot of his films six months ahead of the announced release date and he conducts several screenings of his movies to various sections of audience along with his close aides and industry biggies.

    Aamir Khan takes the entire feedback to the heart and makes necessary changes if possible. Murugadoss too is said to take the feedback positively and Mahesh already gave his nod for the request of Murugadoss. The ace director is said to make further edit if necessary , the final copy of Spyder is said to be ready by the end of this week. Made on a massive budget, Spyder is set for release in Telugu and Tamil languages. Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead.

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    Spyder next Trailer to be a Feast for Fans


    Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set for his next outing Spyder which has been directed by AR Murugadoss. The first teaser along with the trailer received exceptional response from the audience. The first trailer of Spyder has been focused on the film’s theme however the second and last theatrical trailer is gearing up to be out on September 9th during the event in which Mahesh Babu will be introduced to Tamil audience.

    The theatrical trailer is completely herocentric and Mahesh introduces himself as Ram. The trailer is said to be a feast for fans and will keeps the expectations on the film growing. Trailer will be screened across the theatres in Telugu and Tamil. Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead and Harris Jayraj is the music composer. A grand pre-release event has been planned in Telugu which will take place on September 16th in Hyderabad. Spyder is all set to hit the screens on September 27th during Dasara.

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    SPYder not to feature the popular ‘Statutory Warning’ ad ?

    Superstar Prince Mahesh Babu’s SPYder is getting ready to hit the screens on September 27st. The post production activities are in full swing at present. Here is an interesting news that is currently making rounds in the industry circles.

    Usually for every movie, the no smoking and drinking alcohol advertisement is attached at the start of the film, during the interval and also during scenes which involve those two harmful habits. But, SPYder is likely to not feature this ‘Statutory Warning’ because there is no scene in the film in which the characters indulge in smoking and drinking alcohol.

    As per the reports, SJ Suryah who is playing the antagonist in the film will be seen drinking green tea most of the time in the film. Also, no other character will be seen smoking or drinking. This made the makers of SPYder to apply for removing the warning ads at the start and at other timelines of the film.

    It is learnt that the Hindi version has already been approved not to feature the warning ad. The makers are now trying to get it removed for the Telugu and Tamil versions as well. It is indeed very rare that there is not a single scene in the film involving the harmful habits.

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    Spyder Karnataka bagged for a record price

    Spyder Karnataka rights have been bagged by Goldie Films for 10.8 Cr. Mahesh Babu’s best till date in Area is Srimanthudu which has collected 7.1 Cr. Except Baahubali1 & Baahubali2 no film has collected over 10 Cr share. Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No.150 has collected a little over 9cr and that’s the best leaving baahubali’s .

    The film is slated for release on September 27th which is a week after Jal Lava Kusa. It will be interesting to see how many screens the distributor will be getting for full week as too many other language films are also releasing.

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