127 Min | Comedy-Thriller | October 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Director: Saurabh Varma
Starring: Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Varun Badola
Mickey Virus Review: Bollywood finally welcomes a caper comedy which samples the much-awaited “hacking” element. The mumbo-jumbo is fantastic for a commoner, but if you are a computer-freak and know a thing or two about hacking and stuff, you are in for utter disappointment. Why? Because the samples, borrowed from various sources (other films, quotes, books, memes, usual parlance, etc.) lack plausibility. The degree of technicality is a gimmick: Mickey Virus showcases the fictionalized material of computers, hacking & cryptography.
The plot is ludicrous, mind you! The makers/writers have taken a predictable heist plot and juxtaposed it with teeny Delhi & the computer fundamentals. Cast is fine, where Varun Badola stands out. Elli Avram should munch on probably the first & the last film of her career. Music & songs are good. And the climax sequence of Mickey Virus, which happens in a type of garage where the characters narrate what happened so that the viewers can make sense of the plot; wonderful! And you will ask where the hell was the virus involved? You mean the Mickey Virus? Oh, please!
Finally, the witty lines, generous humor, Dilliwalli language, 2 plot twists and the sex quotient of the newbie makes me rate it average. In an attempt to create a breakthrough, Mickey Virus gets infected halfway. Yet, for the heck of it, Mickey Virus is a calm/mindless watch on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, you could wait for the rentals. Faintly recommended!
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