Karthik Subbaraj ventures into uncharted territory again with Mercury, a film with no dialogues. The cast is led by Prabhu Deva in a never-seen-before avatar. It also stars promising young actors like Indhuja and Sananth. Subbaraj has ace technicians like composer Santhosh Narayanan, DoP Tirru and editor Vivek Harshan to support his vision. In Mercury, he transitions between genres (thriller, horror, emotional message movie) and delivers a film worth watching.
Five friends, who are hearing and speech impaired, reunite for their school alumni meet in Kodaikanal. The friends have a blast and just when things seem like they're going well, they get involved in a road accident that changes their lives forever.
Mercury is the kind of film where the sum isn't quite greater than the parts. It gains many brownie points over the course of its 1 hour 48 mins runtime but falls short of being a great film.