Ace filmmaker AR Murugadoss said shooting his upcoming bilingual project ‘Spyder’, featuring Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, was extremely challenging.
The director said making a film was a tough task as they had to shoot simultaneously in Tamil and Telegu.”While shooting bilinguals, filmmakers usually shoot the close-up sequences alone twice. But, we have walked the extra mile in ‘Spyder.’
“While shooting bilinguals, filmmakers usually shoot the close-up sequences alone twice. But, we have walked the extra mile in ‘Spyder.’
“We had even filmed some silence sequences twice to ensure authenticity in details for both Tamil and Telugu. It was a taxing experience. It’s definitely not an easy task to make an authentic bilingual,” AR Murugadoss told reporters at the audio launch of the movie here.
The 42-year-old filmmaker said he wanted to make ‘Ghajini’ and ‘Thuppakki’ in Telugu with Mahesh Babu, but things did not work out.
“Since ‘Ghajini’ was dubbed in Telugu, I later wanted to remake ‘Thuppakki’ in Telugu with Mahesh. But, it also didn’t happen. When I had an exciting line for a spy thriller and approached him for a straight bi-lingual in Tamil and Telugu, he gave his nod immediately.”
Appreciating the actor’s commitment and dedication, Murugadoss said, “When we had to shoot continuously during the night for more than two months, he gave us full support without making any qualms. He was also keen to extend the call sheet if there was a need.
“Last I witnessed such commitment from an actor was when I made ‘Ghajini’ with Aamir Khan.”
Mahesh Babu said ‘Spyder’ is an intense film with great action sequences.
Addressing the audience in Tamil, Mahesh said it was completely a new experience to work in the forthcoming bilingual film. “I’m excited and tensed at the same time. My producer and director called Spyder his my launch. After working for 18 years in the industry, it feels like a new day. I’m very happy,” he said.
“I’m doing my first bilingual with AR Murugadoss. I still remember, when he narrated Spyder story to me he said that it will be an edge-of-seat thriller, which will have good music, costume, hair style, makeup and will be 2 hours 25 minutes long. And it is exactly how he has made this film,” Mahesh added saying he was very proud and honored to have worked with Murugadoss.
Mahesh also said that for the last 10 years Murugadoss and he wanted to work together in a film. And finally, Spyder happened. “When I saw Thuppakki, I felt like I could have done it and I even told Murugadoss. But, I am glad we did Spyder now,” Mahesh said, and added “I am waiting,” which happens to be his favorite punch-line from Vijay’s film.
The movie features Rakul Preet as the female lead and actor-director SJ Suryah plays the antagonist. Harris Jayaraj has composed the music for the film.
Produced by NVR Cinema and Tagore Madhu, ‘Spyder’ will release worldwide on September 27.