- SPYder is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 120 crore
- Mahesh Babu's film collected above Rs 7 crore in two days in USA
- SPYder is Mahesh Babu's Tamil film debut
SPYder has been directed by A R Murugadoss and it is Mahesh Babu's debut film in Tamil cinema. "I've been having sleepless nights. I'm nervous, but at the same time excited. SPYder is my debut in Tamil and I feel like a debutant despite being an actor for 18 years," Mahesh Babu told news agency IANS.
SPYder also received favorable reviews from film critics and cine-goers alike. Ramesh Bala tweeted that some of the audience members in Chennai told him that they liked Mahesh Babu a lot because of his 'soft-spoken onscreen persona.' Similar sentiments were echoed in Subhash K Jha's review for IANS, in which he called Mahesh Babu's portrayal of Shiva as "antithesis of Prabhas' sweaty over-exertive performance in the Baahubali series." He gave the film 4-star rating.
(With inputs from IANS)