More than three decades after the Kamal Haasan-Amala starrer Pesum Padam, an attempt has been made in Kollywood to make a silent film. The novel attempt has been made by none other than the burly Karthik Subbaraj, who is all set to direct superstar Rajinikanth in his next directorial venture.
Starring Prabhu Deva, Sanath Reddy, Deepak Paramesh, Remya Nambeesan and Anish Padman in the lead, the film has been directed by Karthik who has also produced the film under his banner ‘Stone Bench Films’. Made as a ‘silent thriller’, the film’s teaser was released by national award-winning actor Dhanush yesterday on his official Twitter page.
Dhanush’s gesture is all the more laudable especially in the backdrop of the fact that his film with Karthik Subbaraj failed to proceed beyond talks last year as Karthik finalized a script for Rajini and won the latter’s approval.
“I’m very happy to release the teaser of Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury, a silent thriller starring ace dancer-actor-director Prabhu Deva. A silent film after so many years; congratulations to the whole team!” Dhanush said thus on his Twitter account!
Santhosh Narayanan has scored the music of the film whose background score attains utmost significance in the absence of any dialogues! The film is likely to release in theatres on 13th April.