A group of five youngsters are celebrating an occasion that holds special significance for them. It’s an anniversary of the closure of a company called Corporate Earth, which was responsible for poisoning several people in a village with mercury. Drunk and on a joyride, they meet with an unfortunate accident that changes their lives.
Given that it is a silent film, one would think that the filmmaker would have not much to play with. But Subbaraj manages to use every weapon in his arsenal, starting with the sound effects where the sound design by Kunal Rajan and background score by Santosh Narayanan fill in for the missing words and keep you on the edge. Cinematographer S. Tirru brilliantly lights up the screen in a toxic green hue during the factory scenes and manages to the wild beauty as well as the desolation of the forestscapes.
As far as thrillers go, there are no big scares that 'Mercury' delivers. Instead, it unravels at its own pace which is not perfect at all times. While the cat and mouse game that the characters play with the entity is clever and thrilling, one feels that filmmaker has tried to explain too much in the second half at the cost of the thrills.
- Running Time:
1hr 50 min
Thiller / Horor
Prabhu Deva, Sananth Reddy
- Release Date:
20 April, 2018