Subbaraj shared his thoughts saying ‘’While I was making films down south, I had an idea to make a film without dialogues. So I began writing an engaging thriller and was happy with the end result’’. The filmmaker’s Tamil Musical – Gangster won two national awards for Best supporting actor and Best Editing at the award ceremony
Subbaraj does not want his new project, Mercury to come across as an experiment and also plans to release it globally.
He said, ‘’When there are no dialogues, it is a challenge not only for the director but for the entire crew. For the actor dialogues facilitate improvisation at the dubbing stage but with no lines, you can convey things only through your performance and that is a challenge that everybody took sportingly’’
On his decision to get on board with Prabhudheva, Subbaraj said ‘’I like Prabhudheva as an actor. We have seen him more as a choreographer and director lately but I felt he has a lot of untapped potential as an actor as the films he has featured in previously are all about song, dance and comedy. He has never played an antagonist before. When I approached him with the script and said that it didn’t have any songs or even dialogues, he was kicked about it and immediately came on board.’’
Prabhudheva is excited about his silent venture, the actor said, “Mercury offers a very unique take in the thriller genre it also offers a huge scope to show case one’s acting potential. With all this and an intelligent director like Karthik Subbaraj backing it, the experience was superb.’’
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, starring Prabhudheva in the lead and Deepak Paramesh, Remya Nambeesan and Anish Padman in pivotal roles, Mercury is slated to release on 13th April, 2018.