It’s the season of spies down South. In a matter of three months, we have three huge releases where the lead protagonists are playing handsome and suave spies that will give some really tough competition to James Bond. There is Vikram playing a spy in Gautham Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram. We then later witnessed Ajith’s going shirtless in the first poster of Vivegam. And last week, we saw the first look of Mahesh Babu’s Spyder, where he plays suave spy.
When the first look of Spyder had come out, we had run a poll as to which first look appealed to you the most – Ajith in Vivegam or Mahesh Babu in Spyder. The poll was quite evenly contested among the fans of both the stars. But it was Ajith who won the poll from Mahesh Babu, though the victory was quite narrow. Ajith got 51.23% votes, while Mahesh Babu got 48.77% votes. Phew, that’s a real close match!
Here are the results…
After days of wait, the makers of Mahesh Babu’s 23rd film have finally revealed the first look and the name of the movie. Spyder, Mahesh Babu’s first collaboration with Ghajini director AR Murugadoss, has him playing a stylish spy, who has a thing for casual attire. Spyder is a bilingual that will be made in both Tamil and Telugu, and has Rakul Preet Singh playing the female lead. SJ Surya, who had earlier directed Mahesh Babu in the sci fi romantic entertainer Naani way back in 2004, is playing the main antagonist in the movie. Spyder is scheduled to release in June.
Meanwhile, Vivegam is directed by Siva, who has worked with Ajith in movies like Veeram and Vedhalam. In fact, Vedhalam was the last movie Ajith was seen in, and it was a huge hit, despite getting average reviews. The movie has two heroines in Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan, while Vivek Oberoi makes his Tamil debut here as a villain.