After the lull comes the storm they say, after a dull period without releases comes “Mercury” ironically a silent film. The movie made more noise because of the name associated with it Mr. Karthik Subbaraj. It is more so now because, he has now in his kitty a Superstar’s film.
Yes Mercury is a different movie in the horror genre, the cast, the thrill, the zombie everything is a little out of the ordinary but yet it is predictable and cliché. The movie takes some time to settle and from there you know where it is going and yet it manages to hold attention because of its execution and the cast. Few moments of innovativeness makes you appreciate, but towards the end the “flashback” that you so much did not want but expected, hits you and disappoints you.
Prabhu Deva as the Zombie plays his part well but still his character is not well rounded. The others in the form of Deepak Paramesh, Indhuja, Sananth, Shashank Purushotham and Anish Padmanabhan are effective.
Technically Mercury is top notch. The movie rests on the shoulders of the cinematographer Tiru who has given some amazing visuals in a “thrilling” tone while Sontosh Narayanan tries his best to make Mercury the thrill ride worthwhile. Editor Vivek Harsha could have tried a little harder. Karthik Subbaraj’s direction is decent.
Mercury is one more film that promises a lot but fizzles out towards the end. Coming from KS you expected a lot better than that..
MERCURY – DAMP!!