Mercury (film)

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Mercury film.jpg
Directed byKarthik Subbaraj
Produced by
  • Kaarthekeyen Santhanam
  • M. Avinash
Written byKarthik Subbaraj
Music bySanthosh Narayanan
CinematographyS. Tirru
Edited byVivek Harshan
Stone Bench Films
Distributed by
Release date
  • 13 April 2018 (2018-04-13) (Worldwide)
  • 20 April 2018 (2018-04-20) (Tamilnadu)
Running time
108 minutes

Mercury is a 2018 Indian horror thriller film, written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj. Though it is referred to by the makers as a "silent film", it is actually a sound film which lacks dialogues.[1] It stars an ensemble cast including Prabhu Deva, Sananth Reddy, Narendran, Deepak Paramesh, Shashank Purushotham, Anish Padmanabhan, Indhuja and Gajaraj.[2][3] S. Tirru was hired as the cinematographer, making his first collaboration with Karthik Subbaraj. The trailer of the movie released on 10 April 2018.[4] The film was released on 13 April 2018 worldwide except Tamil Nadu, where it was released on 20 April 2018.[5][6] Inspite of high-critical acclaim, the movie was average at the box office


Maimed from mercury poisoning, five longtime friends come together for a high school reunion, and it turns into nonstop terror.



The film's background score is composed by Santhosh Narayanan. A promotional single for the film, The Mercury Song, composed by Mithoon and lyrics penned by Sayeed Quadri was released on 29 March 2018.


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 71%, based on 7 reviews, and an average rating of 6.3/10.[7] The film received mixed to positive reviews.


  1. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (12 April 2018). "Film Review: 'Mercury'". Variety. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Karthik Subbaraj-Prabhu Deva 'Mercury' major release update here". IndiaGlitz. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ Akash (23 June 2017). "Karthik Subbaraj's Prabhu Deva film titled Mercury". Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ Seta, Keyur (10 April 2018). "Mercury Trailer". Cinestaan. Cinestaan Digital. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Venkat Prabhu praises Karthik Subbaraj's 'Mercury'". The Times of India. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Mercury Trailer". PakkaTv. 20 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Mercury (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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