Manish Paul, the extremely popular TV anchor, is all set to make his Bollywood debut in the humorously titled film ‘Mickey Virus’. The film is directed by debutant Saurabh Verma and stars Manish, Elli Avram, Pooja Gupta, Manish Chauhan and Varun Badola. ‘Mickey Virus’ hits the theatres tomorrow and so read on to know about Bollywood3’s take on this film…
Mickey Arora is the quintessential Delhi dude who is lazy and who only lives, eats and sleeps computers. A hacker by profession, Mickey and his gang of hackers including Chutney (Pooja Gupta), Floppy (Raghav Kakkar) and Pancho (Vikesh Kumar) indulge in small-time hacking jobs. Things change when Mickey is approached by ACP Siddhant Chauhan (Manish Chaudhary) to help the Delhi Police solve a hacking case. At the same time, Mickey also falls in love with Kamaini (Elli Avram) who works at a huge MNC.
Interestingly, this is when his life takes a U-turn and he gets caught up in a ring of hackers. The rest of ‘Mickey Virus’ sees Mickey trying to escape from this web and how he ends up facing numerous bad men in the process.
Will Mickey be able to come out of this mess? And will his love life with Kamaini be affected because of these troubles? The answer to all these questions is what the rest of ‘Mickey Virus’ is all about…
Positive Points :
After watching the promos, a lot of people ended up not only comparing ‘Mickey Virus’ with ‘Vicky Donor’, but also Manish Paul with Ayushmann Khurrana but however, neither the film nor the actor is anywhere close to the latter. Debutante director Saurabh Verma comes up an old concept of hacking which he in turn presents in a brand new way that manages to grab the viewer’s interest.
Talking of performances, Manish definitely is a laugh riot and he gets full marks when it comes to his acting style and expressions. Manish has already charmed the world with his anchoring prowess and his debut as a film lead is definitely another feather in his cap. Pooja Gupta who plays Chutney has done a good job in her tomboy avatar. Special mention also goes to Varun Badola who is seen playing a witty cop and he has done a brilliant job. The female lead Elli Avram is decent.
Another positive for the film is the humorous yet sensuous chemistry between Manish and Elli.
Negative Points :
The worst part of ‘Mickey Virus’ is its climax that is stretched out and is quite predictable as well. It seems that just because the director wanted to project Manish as a hero, he ended up showing everyone around him in negative shades.
Ellie Avram, the Swedish-Greek actress, is totally overshadowed by Manish who walks away with the applause. It was also weird to see the Ellie’s transformation from her make-up free look in ongoing ‘Bigg Boss 7’ TV series to watching her with layers of pancake on the big-screen.
Technical Aspects :
The music of the film is composed by Hanif Shaikh and it definitely does not have a long recall value. However, the songs fit in perfectly within the screenplay. ‘Tose Naina’ is soothing and romantic while the title track ‘Pyar China Ka Maal Hai’ is suited to the theme of the film.
The dialogues are fresh and witty and since the movie is based in Delhi, the dialogues are written with the local Delhi flavor. The cinematographer perfectly covers the lesser known areas of Delhi. The editing of the film could have been a little sharp but the screenplay is superlative.
Overall, ‘Mickey Virus’ is meant to entertain the masses and it does exactly that. We would suggest that you to let this virus pop into your system and give you a good two odd hours of fun.