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Rajinikanth lauds Mahesh Babu's Spyder, says it's a superb film

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Superstar Mahesh Babu's Spyder is the big Telugu release this week. The film, that released on Wednesday, has opened to fantastic response from fans. Interestingly, superstar Rajinikanth has watched Spyder in a special screening and lavished praise on Mahesh Babu and team.

He said, "Film is very good. Film has a good message along with superb action part. Murugadoss handled the subject very well. Mahesh Babu has given an extraordinary performance. I congratulate entire unit of Spyder for delivering such a superb film."

Despite mixed reviews from critics, Spyder has gotten a record-breaking opening on its first day and is said to have raked in Rs 38 crore. The film has got terrific response in the overseas market as well.

Before its release, Spyder reportedly raked in Rs 150 through its distribution and other rights. Spyder tells the story of an Intelligence Bureau officer Shiva (Mahesh Babu), who has to tack down the psychopathic Sudalai (SJ Suryah), who's on the prowl in the city. The critics particularly appreciated Mahesh and Suryah for their stellar performance.  

Directed by AR Murugadoss, Spyder also stars Rakul Preet Singh and RJ Balaji in important roles. Made on a budget of Rs 120 crore, the film has music by Harris Jayaraj.

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