Santhosh Narayanan on composing music for Prabhudheva’s Mercury: It is a once in a generation opportunity
2018 is slowly becoming the year of unusual experiments. After Nani produced, AWE, a non-commercial film on multiple personality disorder, we now have another intriguing film releasing this April titled Mercury. The fgilm is directed by Karthik Subbaraj and stars Prabhudheva in the lead. The film has caught everyone’s attention because it’s the first no language film in all languages! Yes, after Pushpak, we have another silent film coming up. The teaser gave us a glimpse of the intriguing tale that is based on Mercury positioning. Apart from the rich cinematography and the unusual concept, the one thing that draws your attention is the powerful background score. It perfectly manages to reflect the mood of each scene, leaving an impact much after the promo is over. In case of this movie especially, music plays a crucial role. The man behind the hanuting score is none other than Santosh Narayanan. Also Read: Mercury teaser: Prabhudheva’s scary look will give you nightmares for days to come – watch video
‘’Music is the most essential part of any film, but when it comes to Mercury it actually became a medium of communication. Mercury being a silent film needed a strong background score that could give you chills down the spine. Since there are no dialogues in the film I had to be careful about every minute detail like tonality, atmosphere and the story. I wanted to justify the story with my music. It was a great learning experience as Karthik and I used to have detailed conversations about it. A movie like Mercury is a once in a generation opportunity for me. It doesn’t come easily to a music director and I am privileged to have got this opportunity.” reveals music composer Santhosh Narayanan. We are glad too because the sensational music has created quite a bit of ‘noise’ around this film.
Mercury is scheduled to release on April 13th. The movie will clash with Varun Dhawan’s October, a film by Shoojit Sircar.