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The teaser of Mahesh Babu’s “Spyder” has racked up over 6 million views since it was released June 1. (YouTube screengrab)

CHENNAI — The first teaser of superstar Mahesh Babu’s upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual, “Spyder,” a thriller based on bio-terrorism, was unveiled June 1 and in no time, it took the internet by storm, clocking over five million views in 24 hours.

The one-minute and 15-second-long teaser, which features a hi-tech spider, hints that the film could be high on technical wizardry.

Directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the film talks about about bio-terrorism.

“Mahesh Babu plays an intelligence bureau officer who takes on infectious agents with the help of hi-end technology. The film is very high on action and it features Mahesh in his most sophisticated avatar yet,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Also starring Rakul Preet Singh, SJ Suryah and Bharath, the film has music by Harris Jayaraj.

The film, made on a lavish budget, is gearing up for Sept. 30 release.

Watch the teaser of “Spyder” here:

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