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Review; Mickey Virus

Set in the backdrop of Delhi, the film tells the story of a hacker Mickey (Manish Paul) who ends up getting trapped in some problem or the other. In these times when senseless comedies come your way every alternate Friday this might just get you infected with its novelty.

The first half of the film drags in a manner akin to your system that has been affected by a trojan. Most of this part deals with un-delete-able clichés like his hacker junkie friends and his romantic-fantasy turned sweetheart Kamayani (Elli Avram). Mickey Virus is more melodrama than comedy and the thriller half of it kicks in only after the interval. This is when the mystery starts unfolding. While a lot of it is predictable, some things did seem interesting.

That being said, Mickey Virus is encrypted with an interesting idea. The plot is good and the film is relevant at a time when cyber crime is increasing. The unnecessary computer error sounds in place of a better soundtrack and songs was a bad idea. I have never been a fan of Manish Paul’s hosting, maybe because I don’t watch much of television but he sure has a lot to learn if he is interested in being a good actor. His performance was quite average and his Delhi outlook looked quite inspired from Ayushmann Khurrana’s work in Vicky Donor. Elli Avram is without a doubt smokin’ hot but she isn’t a good actor. I see a Katrina in making. The real heroes of the film, however, are Manish Chaudhary and Varun Badola, i.e. ACP Siddhant and Inspector Bhalla. Varun Badola especially is a treat to watch. His comic timing is exquisite and he is the only one who manages to bring out a few giggles and laugh out of this rather shabby comic-thriller.

Final Verdict: Mickey Virus is not a bug, if you can scan through the first half.

Rating: 2.5/5

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