Mercury Review & Rating
Karthick Subbaraj's Mercury is touted to be a silent thriller that features Prabhu Deva as the antagonist for the first time. Santhosh Narayanan is teaming up with Karthik for the fourth time.Cinematographer Tirru is cranking the camera for this horror thriller. The movie is bankrolled by Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Karthikeyan Santhama under the banner Stone Bench Productions and Pen India Limited has Indhuja, Sananth Reddy, Deepak Paramesh, Anish Padman, Shashank and Remya Nambeesan. Check below for Mercury Review.
Karthik Subbaraj is known for his unique style of writing and craft in composing sequences and with Mercury, he has done it again. The team dedicates the movie to all the Indian silent movies, but Mercury is entirely different from them and falls into another set of movies.
The horror thriller starts off with the journey through a set of friends who are deaf and dumb and a killer who is blind and mute. The director's brilliance is very evident in linking these friends, the killer and an old warehouse with a background of a Mercury poisoning disaster that happened years ago. The initiative to have an acting workshop for all the actors by the Karthik Subbaraj proves to be one of the many highlights of Mercury. Their performance was rightly captured by Cinematographer Thiru, especially the tight close shots. The deaf and mute characters had their dialogues delivered through sign languages looked perfectly conveyable. Prabhu Deva has done his lifetime performance in Mercury, after the first 30 minutes the movie is taken over by Prabhu Deva with an exceptional performance. He definitely proves his calibre and kudos to Karthik Subbaraj for roping him in for Mercury.
Mercury is a package of technical brilliance, starting from the title card to the very end of the movie. Thiru's frames and its sync with the light atmosphere and the background music will make the audience go for a ride. The awesomeness in the frames and shots were highly praised with the teaser and that excellence is visible throughout the movie. The amazing performance captured in superb frames turned to an exciting and nail-biting experience with the background music scored by Santhosh Narayanan. Santhosh Narayanan has done it for Karthik again, the placing of silence, atmosphere sound and minute details of Mercury was rendered by Santhosh Narayanan. The composer has used atmospheric sounds and syn sounds in the movie with the amazing scores which will haunt you for sure. Karthik Subbaraj has given Mercury with a usual filmy touch which may hit the audience to sit back forgetting the excitement they experienced minutes ago. Though essayed in a brilliant way the director adds a few cliches without losing its depth.
Final verdict: Mercury has a few flaws in the script but it is a worth watch technically brilliant horror flick packed with awesome performances and haunting scores by Santosh Narayanan.
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