Spyder is a 2017 bilingual Indian spy thriller film written and directed by AR Murugadoss. Produced in Telugu and Tamil languages, the film features Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. Harris Jayaraj is composing the music while Santosh Sivan is handling cinematography.
Production began in 2015, and the film’s principal photography commenced in July 2016. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on 27th September 2017. The first look of the film was released on 12 April 2017. Film teaser was released on 1 June 2017.
S. J. Surya was selected as the antagonist for Mahesh Babu. S. J. Surya, who directed Naani with Mahesh Babu as the lead actor, marks his second collaboration. AR. Murugadoss was a former assistant of S. J. Surya in the film Vaali and Kushi. Parineeti Chopra was approached for the film, which she declined citing dates issue. Later, the role went to Rakul Preet Singh. Bharath is signed to play a negative role.
The film’s Principal photography commenced in July 2016. The makers have already wrapped up two schedules. The crew will be heading to Gujarat in last week of November to shoot several crucial scenes. As the end of the March 2017, 80% of the film’s shoot was completed. Mahesh has done the stunts without a body double by himself. The final stage of filming started at Chennai on 16 May 2017. In June 2017, it was reported that all the talkie portions have been filmed and only two songs were pending to be filmed. The music is composed by Harris Jayaraj.