Prabhudeva dons a villainous avatar for silent film ‘Mercury’

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    There is nothing that Prabhudeva cannot do. In his extraordinary and multifaceted career, he has donned many hats and excelled at everything that he did. The latest we hear that the multi-talented choreographer-actor-filmmaker is all set to turn baddie for his upcoming film called ‘Mercury’. To be directed by celebrated filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, ‘Mercury’ is a silent movie but with all the necessary ingredients of a commercial potboiler.

    Talking excitedly about the film, Prabhudeva says, “’Mercury’ offers a unique take in the thriller genre it also offers a huge scope to showcase one’s acting potential. With all this and an intelligent director like Karthik Subbaraj backing it, the experience was superb.”

    Director Subbaraj says that he is happy with the end result. “While I was making films down south, I had an idea to make a film without dialogues. So, I began writing an engaging thriller and was happy with the end result.”

    Subbaraj explains that making a film without dialogues is a challenging task for everyone associated with it. “When there are no dialogues, it is a challenge not only for the director but for the entire crew. For the actor, dialogues facilitate improvisation at the dubbing stage but with no lines, you can convey things only through your performance and that is a challenge that everybody took sportingly.”

    Upon being asked why he cast Prabhudheva in the film, the director reveals, “I like Prabhudheva as an actor. We have seen him more as a choreographer and director lately but I felt he has a lot of untapped potential as an actor as the films he has featured in previously are all about song, dance and comedy. He has never played an antagonist before. When I approached him with the script and said that it didn’t have any songs or even dialogues, he was kicked about it and immediately came on board.’’

    ‘Mercury’ releases on 13th April 2018.

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