After a long wait, the trailer for Karthik Subbaraj’s upcoming silent thriller, Mercury, was released on Monday by music director AR Rahman and actors Rakshit Shetty, Nithiin and Dulquer Salman on Twitter. The trailer was originally planned for release on April 5.
The director took to Twitter to share the news of the film’s release.
The ongoing and seemingly unending spat between Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) and Digital Service Providers (DSP) has stalled all new releases in the state. Caught in the tussle, Karthick took to Twitter to clarify that the film’s trailer would be released at a later date and that the film’s release will happen as planned. Being a silent film gives Mercury a special advantage of releasing in other states.
He also announced that the film will have its world premier at Los Angeles on April 12.
Trending at number 3 on YouTube the film’s trailer has garnered over 2 million views so far. The sound of howling winds, screeching noises, eerie silences, and unconventional camera movements are perhaps an indicator of what’s in store. In the trailer, a lot of the film seems to be revolving around the abandoned factory site.
The film’s crew has Sathees Kumar on production design, Santhosh Narayanan composing music and S Thirunavakkarasu cranking the camera.
After his debut film Pizza in 2012, Mercury will be director Karthik Subbaraj’s second thriller. Dancer-actor-director Prabhu Deva is seen playing the antagonist. The film also stars Sananth Reddy, Deepak Paramesh, Anish Padman, Shashank and Remya Nambeesan in lead roles.
The '80s film Pushpaka Vimana, starring Kamal Haasan and Amala Akkineni in lead roles, is among the few films which have had no dialogues at all. Karthik’s Mercury will hit the screens on April 13 and will be released in Tamil Nadu at a later date.
Watch the trailer here: