The story revolves around five mute and dumb friends who get stuck in a rural town affected by mercury poisoning due to an industrial mishap.
There are no big scares in the movie. However, the scenes unravel at their own pace which have worked at a few places.
The cat and mouse game played between the characters is good and keeps the audience engaged.
Director Karthik Subbaraj has tried to handle too many things in the 108 minute movie which has led to too much of explanation in the second half.
Karthik has also tried to convey a message of the disasters that are caused by the corporate companies to the environment.
What makes Mercury different from the rest of the thriller movies is that it does not have the cliched horror elements and has a fresh look.
Kunal Rajan’s sound effects and Santosh Narayanan’s background score fill up the silence left by the lack of dialogues. The background score gets overdone at times.
S Tirru’s cinematography is brilliant and manages to give the creepy to the audience.
As far as performance is concerned, Prabhudeva’s character gives audience the creeps first, but fails to sustain it. The rest of the cast has also done a decent job.
Mercury is a new try that has not come out all that well, but can be appreciated for the effort.
Rating:2.25/5 – Silence is too loud