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Makers of Mercury to come up with promotional short films 

Mercury is India's first silent thriller staring Prabhudheva in the lead role. The film has been marketed as a film with no language. 

Published: 23rd March 2018

Choreographer-actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva is excited about his upcoming silent thriller film Mercury and says it will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

"I'm resuming acting after a gap and there are a lot of new elements in this project. A silent thriller as a subject with no dialogues is surely bound to make the audience guessing and on the edge of their seats," says Prabhudheva. 

"Recently, we shot a promo song for the Hindi release composed by Mithoon, which is again a first time for me. Initially, I wasn't too convinced but looking back, I feel we took the right decision," he adds. 

Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film stars Sananth, Deepak, Indhuja and Remya Nambeesan. Karthik is bankrolling the project under his home banner Stone Bench Films. The film, releasing on April 13, has music by Santhosh Narayanan.

Singer Mithoon has been roped in to compose the Hindi promo songs. 

Subbaraj says, "We never wanted to focus on music in a big way for this film since it would be challenging to do full justice to the composer. But Mithoon changed our perception. Though love was an underlying facet in some of the aspects of the film, I never wanted to bring that to light since it was a thriller. The whole team was very impressed with the way the title track turned out and we decided to augment the musical influence and added more songs to the film for the Hindi version."

Mithoon says it was a challenging project. 

"It is a silent film with no dialogues at all and the director's vision and the actor's delivery had to be conveyed only through the music. My brief was to create a more global score which could resonate with people everywhere. For the title track, I have created a 10-minute short film instead of just a promotional track. I have experimented a lot with my personal music making style by using a lot of EDM influence in the core sound. Initially, Karthik wanted the composition to be dark as it's a silent thriller but I wanted to bring a romantic feel to the score. It is only after the execution that the whole team was convinced."

Pen India is reportedly planning to shoot multiple short films for each of the songs as a part of the promotions. 

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