Director Karthik Subbaraj has surprised everyone by announcing that his upcoming film 'Mercury' with Prabhu Deva will not have any dialogues i.e. a silent film! Another surprise is that for the first time in his career, Prabhu Deva plays an antagonist in Mercury.
“It’s a college based thriller. We have tried to narrate a story visually with the help of music and emotions”, said Karthik Subbraj, who is also producing the film under his newly launched production house Stone Bench Films and Originals. Thirru of ’24’ fame has cranked the camera for Mercury and along with Santhosh Narayanan, singer Pradeep Kumar is composing the music. Besides Mercury, Stone Bench Films and Originals are also producing a feature film titled Meyatha Maaan starring Vaibhav and Priya Bhavanishankar of Vijay TV fame and a bold and daring web series titled ‘Kalla Siripu’.
“Our audiences are raving about English web series like Narcos so we are trying to offer a similar experience in Tamil. Kalla Siripu is a bold subject, few things can’t be made included in a feature film due to censor and other hurdles so web series will open new doors for new gen filmmakers”, said Karthik.