It wasn’t long ago it was announced that Karthik Subbaraj will team up with Dhanush for a project that would be predominantly shot in the US, and will be produced by Sri Thenandal Films. However, the film was put on the back-burner for a while as Dhanush began shooting for his Hollywood project, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir in May. Therefore, Karthik Subbaraj went ahead and directed a film called Mercury with Prabhudheva, and the most interesting aspect is that the latter plays the antagonist in the film.
Although Karthik silently completed shooting for the project, it was only on Friday the project was officially launched. At the event, Karthik had said that he's a fan of Prabhudheva and had been planning to work with him for a long time. What's interesting is that Mercury will be a silent film with no dialogues. Known for pushing the envelope with every outing, Karthik is looking to take audiences by surprise with this project. He also revealed that the story will revolve around college students.
Remya Nambeesan, who was part of Karthik's first film Pizza, plays a pivotal role in Mercury, which also stars Sananth of Demonte Colony and Jil Jung Juck fame. Karthik is producing the film under Stone Bench Creations. Meanwhile, Prabhudheva is committed to his next Tamil directorial, Karuppu Raja Vela Raja, which he is supposed to commence work on from June. The film stars Vishal, Karthi and Sayyeshaa in the lead. It has to be seen whether Prabhudheva will finish this project and then move on to Karthik’s film or vice versa.
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