Mahesh Babu has received a warm welcome from the Tamil Nadu audience for his latest film ‘Spyder,’ a bilingual made in Tamil and Telugu languages. The film, which was released on Wednesday, 27 September, has managed to get a decent start at the box office. The actor who is fluent in Tamil has also dubbed for himself in the movie.

The film has collectively earned Rs 64 lakh on the opening day with the Tamil version grossing Rs 46 lakh and Telugu version collecting Rs 18 lakh. The film has also taken a massive opening in the United States earning more than a million dollars in revenue.

 According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the film has earned around Rs. 7.40 crore (USD 1,122,360) after the premieres and partial opening day collections. However, initial reports suggest that Spyder has not received similar response in Telugu speaking states.

Apparently, the film has failed to match any of the recent big openings seen in the industry. Apart from Mahesh Babu, Spyder also has SJ Suriyah, Bharath, RJ Balaji and Rakul Preet Singh in key roles, with music by Harris Jeyaraj. The action-thriller is AR Murugadoss’ first collaboration with the Tollywood superstar.

About his Tamil film debut, Mahesh Babu told a leading daily, “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.”

The film has been presented by Tagore Madhu in association with NVR Cinema LLP along with Reliance Entertainment Production and distributed by Lyca production.The performances of Mahesh Babu and S J Suryah are good. The two make a mark in this film and it’s a pleasure to watch them on screen.