MERCURY-Film Review

Produced by- Stone Bench Pvt. Ltd.

Scripted & Directed by - Karthik  Subburaj

Cast- Prabhu Deva, Sanath, Induja, Deepak Paramesh, Anees Padman, Shashank Purushothaman

Censor Rating-U

Running Time-108 minutes


That Karthik Subbaraj is a discerning filmmaker capable of churning out plots that are not only thought provoking but also message-bearing is only too well known! This time he has come up with a silent thriller set against a perfect backdrop of a couple of youngsters all of whom are mute! Prabhu Deva’s cameo, appearing only in the latter half of the movie springs up a surprise indeed, needless to mention, he has come up with possibly his career’s best performance so far!

A bunch of youngsters are busy partying celebrating the anniversary of the shutting down of a corporal giant, Corporate Earth that was instrumental is gambling with the lives of the people in the village nearby through mercury!

The youngsters take a drive out through the dark of the night, eventually causing an accident of which they are oblivious of!

Soon, the get a glimpse of an injured man whom they presume to be dead! With a view to save their skin, they try to dispose the ‘body’ but then, there is a twist to the tale at this point and they are all forced to flee for their lives as the ‘dead man’ starts walking!
The film’s pace appears a bit slow in the initial portions but not before long, it gains momentum that never gets reduced!

Kunal Rajan’s sound design, Santhosh Narayanan’s background score and the breathtaking photography of S.Thiru as well as the slick editing of Vivek Harshan add pep to the proceedings!

The young filmmaker deserves a pat on his back for taking up such a contemporary theme and executing it in an effective manner!