Shiva ( Mahesh Babu) is a junior level officer at the intelligence Bureau who is one of few people working under a special division which taps people phone calls and avoid threats. Shiva who is over qualified for this job goes a step above and plays savior to people who need help. He also creates software which alerts him whenever someone cries for help or feeling scared. On one such occasion he hears to a phone conversation between two young girls, of which one is home alone and feeling scared. He alerts one his close friend and lady constable to go have a look. Next day he finds out that both are brutally murdered and their bodies scattered in public. This incident makes Shiva furious and he begins to hunt the killer. Going deep into the case he begins to uncover a sadistic serial killer who is on the prowl . Who is this Killer? and how Shiva finds him is the rest of the story.
Though Spyder doesn’t start of like any other Murugadoss films, we clearly see how he manages to script the raise of protagonist and the way he handles each situation in the story which is translated on screen to perfection. In this film he adds an equally evil mastermind played to perfection by SJ Surya who dominates the whole film. Mahesh Babu makes a decent debut to kollywood with his near perfect Tamil pronunciation but still has to go a long way to get into the Tamil audiences heart. His weak body language is no match for SJ Surya’s performance which keeps the audience mesmerized. Rakul preet Singh and songs come under the distraction zone and slow down the movie. Second half drags towards the end and the climax is somewhat abrupt. Overall SJ Surya’s performance stands out but that too fades off in the second half. The movie still gets 5/10