Anish Padmanabhan is an actor pursuing his carer in the Indian film industry. A majority of his work belongs to the movies in the Malayalam and Tamil language. The actor was born on June 6 in the year 1984 in the city of Tamil Nadu located in the state of Chennai in India. Before becoming an actor, Anish was a video jockey and did shows on famous Tamil channels. Although his career as a VJ was short, yet it was highly successful. His regular stints on television shows and interviews made him popular, and soon he received an offer from a filmmaker who saw Anish during one of his routine video jockey shows and was impressed by his looks and screen presence.
He made his debut in the showbiz in the same film for which he receivean offer. The role presented to him was that of one of the lead protagonists in a film titled Mercury. The other leads in the movie were
, Shashank Puroshotham, Gajaraj, and Indhuja. Mercury falls in the genre of a thriller. It released in various languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada, on 13th of April in the year 2018. What makes it different from others is the fact that it is a silent movie yet delivers so powerfully. The story is about five friends, maimed due to mercury poisoning who come together for a reunion. The story takes a twist as events that take place in the reunion afterparty change their lives forever.
The movie and the way the narrative progresses combined with the fact that it is a silent movie, is interesting and unusual. The background score of the film is outstanding and gripping and gives you chills down your spine at the right moments and creates the eerie vibe that it aims to create. The absense of dialogues in the film posed to be a challenge and also provide an opportunity for the actors to showcase their acting abilities without any lines to support them in emoting the expressions. Anish Padmanabhan did utilized this opportunity to the fullest. The production designer of the film was Sathees Kumar,
was responsible for handling the music in the movie, and S. Thirunavakkarasu worked the camera. Anish Padmanabhan also played small roles in various Malayalam and Telugu films before getting his big break in Mercury.