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Mercury Pookkal (lit. Mercury flowers) is a 2006 Tamil romantic drama film, directed by S. S. Stanley starring Srikanth, Meera Jasmine. The music is composed by Karthik Raja.

Mercury Pookal
Directed byS. S. Stanley
Produced byAaradhana Reddy
Written byS. S. Stanley
StarringSrikanth
Meera Jasmine
Sameksha
Music byOriginal songs:
Karthik Raja
Background Score
Bala Bharathi
CinematographyRamesh Babu
Edited byAnil Malnad
Production
company
Release date
  • 17 March 2006 (2006-03-17)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Srikanth, is from a middle-class family and is doing his MCA final year. He is an outstanding student with high ambitions. He works part-time in a courier company and takes care of his expenses. He also yearns for beautiful classy girls. Meera Jasmine is from a rural landlord's family and is doing her B.Com in Trichy. Her pranks and her outgoing personality makes her father Mahadevan fear that she might bring disrepute to the family name and so he decides to give her in marriage to his friend's son, Srikanth.

Both the youngsters try to resist marriage but are compelled to agree in the end. The unwilling couple make an agreement on the first night that they will play according to the elders' tune for a while and once they are capable of taking care of themselves, they can part their own ways. Meera is also admitted to the same college as Srikanth and the turn of events makes Meera realize the importance of a good married life and how she has to make her husband like her. In spite of her attempts, Srikanth remains elusive and after some frames he also realizes the meaning of a good wedded life. When he is about to expose his love, turn of events separate the couple. But the couple stay determined to unite despite the stubborn stance of both their fathers. After much drama they unite happily.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Film score (BGM) is composed by Balabarathi and soundtrack by Karthik Raja.[1]

Release and receptionEdit

Mercury Pookkal was advertised as a film "like Missiamma".[2] Indiaglitz wrote "Stanley needs a pat in the back for thinking out of the box. Unfortunately towards the second-half needless stunt sequences and couple of songs certainly stems the flow of the brisk screenplay."[3] Rediff wrote "The simple plot had all the potential to be a great film. But Stanly [..] stumbles in the narration and comes up with a pathetic ending."[4] The Hindu wrote "Stanley's treatment in `Mercury ... ' shows more maturity and class than his earlier films."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.raaga.com/tamil/movie/Mercury-Pookkal-songs-T0000789
  2. ^ Pillai, Swarnavel Eswaran (2015). Madras Studios: Narrative, Genre, and Ideology in Tamil Cinema. SAGE Publications. pp. 253–254. ISBN 978-93-5150-212-8.
  3. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/mercury-pookal-review-tamil-movie-7942
  4. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/2006/mar/20mercury.htm
  5. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/simple-story-simply-told-mercury-pookal/article3217568.ece