Mahesh Babu’s much-awaited action thriller Spyder is all set to hit the screens on September 27 and the buzz surrounding the film are at its peak. The film’s audio was launched last weekend in Chennai and hundreds of Mahesh Babu’s fans thronged to the venue, much to the surprise of the organisers who didn’t expect such a huge turnout.
The latest news is that the leading TV channel in Tamil Nadu, Sun TV has bought the satellite rights of the film for a huge price. Considering that it’s going to be Mahesh Babu’s first ever straight film in Tamil, along with AR Murugadoss’ brand value, the satellite rights had turned red hot in the market. Lyca Productions is distributing the film in Tamil Nadu.
— Sun TV (@SunTV) September 13, 2017
The digital broadcast rights of the Tamil version of Spyder have been bought by Sun NXT. The audio launch of Spyder will be telecasted by Sun TV and Sun NXT coming Sunday. Sources say that the Telugu satellite rights of Spyder is with Zee Telugu whereas the Malayalam satellite rights is with Surya TV.
Few days back, Mahesh Babu attended the music launch of his upcoming film Spyder in Chennai. Interestingly, this was the first time that the actor promoted his film in the city. Hence, while the organisers expected a small crowd to attend the do, a huge crowd turned up much to their surprise.
“It reminds me of the 100 day function of Simhasanam that was held in Chennai in 1986, when there was a huge turnout and even the police worked hard to control the traffic at that time,” says a source from the industry. Interestingly, Simhasanam was Mahesh Babu’s father, Krishna’s directorial debut and the film became a sensation at that time.
And now, some similar forces worked at Mahesh Babu’s launch, which surprised the Tamil film industry. A producer at the event mentioned, “Recently, many big Tamil stars held their film functions, but they never saw such a huge turnout.”
The film also stars Rakul Preet, SJ Suryah, and Harris Jayaraj has scored the music. Santosh Sivan is the cinematographer.