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Tamil Nadu rights of Mahesh Babu’s Spyder snapped for whopping Rs 25 crore

One of the most anticipated Tamil films, Spyder starring Mahesh Babu, is expected to hit the screens in September.

regional movies Updated: Jul 25, 2017 15:13 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Spyder stars Mahesh Babu as an intelligence officer.

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Spyder is one of the most anticipated southern releases of this year. With the post-production work going on in full swing, the team is working round the clock to ensure the film is wrapped up on time for the big release in September. The latest update is that the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of the film has been snapped for a whopping Rs 25 crore by Lyca Productions (makers of Rajinikanth’s 2.o), making it the highest rate ever paid for a Mahesh Babu film in Tamil Nadu.

Spyder, a spy-thriller being directed by AR Murugadoss, has been confirmed to hit the screens worldwide on September 27, to coincide with Dussehra festival. The makers are currently filming the high-octane action-based climax sequence in Chennai. In the film, Mahesh plays an intelligence bureau officer and he has apparently performed stunts sans body doubles. The film’s production designer Rupin Suchak had said that Mahesh didn’t hesitate to shoot a particular action sequence which even the stunt doubles were quite apprehensive about.

The film, which is being made on a budget of over Rs 100 crore, also stars Rakul Preet Singh and SJ Suryah in important roles. Harris Jayaraj is composing the music. Spyder marks the first time collaboration of Murugadoss and Mahesh Babu. The film, according to reliable sources, will be based on bio-terrorism. The film will have a simultaneous release in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.

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First Published: Jul 25, 2017 15:12 IST