This is the first silent film in India after Pushpak (1987).
Mercury trailer: Prabhu Deva’s silent film promises to thrill
Mumbai - 10 Apr 2018 15:00 IST
The uniqueness of Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury is that it is a silent film. In other words, it doesn’t have any dialogue or, as the makers call it, it’s a film without language. The teaser of the film gave an interesting glimpse into the film.
Now, the trailer gives a feeling that Mercury has done justice to the unusual genre of a thriller silent film.
The film seems like a story of a group of friends (Prabhu Deva, Remya Nambeesan, Sananth Reddy and others) who get trapped in a mysterious place. They are eager to save their lives and flee but that seems to be a huge challenge since their lives are at stake.
It looks like the makers have deliberately hidden more about the background of the characters and the story.
The technical aspects of the film look strong, especially the background score and deft camerawork.
There is one issue though. The teaser revealed that the characters get trapped in a town where 84 people had died due to mercury poisoning in 1992. But this is not mentioned anywhere in the trailer. So, a person who hasn’t seen the teaser won’t know this fact.
The last time a silent movie was tried in India was back in 1987 in Singeetam Srinivasa Rao’s Pushpak, starring Kamal Haasan and Amala Akkineni.
Mercury will be released on 13 April.
Watch the trailer: