Prabhu Deva’s silent thriller Mercury created much stir with its trailer. The movie is now back with its first song and there is much to look forward to. The Karthik Subbaraj directorial keeps the song as a musical promotion of the film. It sports vocals for the first time in the ‘silent thriller’. The song composed and arranged by Mithoon and sung by Haricharan and Gajendra Verma is a romantic piece but it makes us visit the sinister feel of the trailer.
The video stars Prabhu and model Krithika Babu. It starts off with Babu placed in a foreboding chemistry lab with green fumes and the mercury symbol placed atop. She awakens and the song starts. She is now playing a sinister tune in the piano in a rodeo bar where Prabhu walks in. Snap and the song ‘Mercury sa tera pyar’ starts, sounding funny and groovy at the same time. In a way it tries to make up for the scare it gave us with the movie trailer.
Prabhu dances nimbly through the first half of the song to the out of place romantic lyrics in the ominous setup. There is a spark of EDM in the middle and we finally get to see Prabhu flex his dancing shoes with a forceful rap. We would have loved to see Prabhu moonwalk away even without the rap element.
So far, the song breaks the sinister feel of the film seen in the trailer but the close to eight minute music promo is not done yet. The best part of the song lies in the zombie group dancing where the doomy feel of the film is brought back. The true brilliance of Prabhu Deva’s dancing and choreography is revived but the lyrics flood back and the spell is broken once more.
The cult tone of the film is reinstated in the song towards the end with the astrological mercury symbol ending on a sinister tune. But the non-vocal portions of the song are much enjoyed.
Mercury is slated for a April 13 release.