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Mickey Virus: An Idea Looking For Execution

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 26, 2013

   
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Mickey Virus resembles a conception which goes wrong mid-way, resulting in a miscarriage simply because the doctor is not not good enough to handle it. An idea looking for a good plot.

 

 

 

 

A typical Delhi Vehla, Mickey Arora (Manish Paul) kills time freaking out with friends, hacking software and websites for fun or a quick buck. When some mysterious murders indicate an organized cyber-crime gang, a local cop (Manish Chaudhari) drafts Mickey to help the police solve the case. Debutant writer-director Saurabh Varma shoots the lighter scenes without hitches but fails to raise the bar when Mickey himself gets caught in the mess. Never does one feel that he's truly in danger. No supporting character is portrayed substantially, especially Chutney, Floppy and Pancho.

 

 

 

 

The suspense in the end looks manufactured and the twists are easy to guess. Manish Paul is an effortless, natural actor but he's weighed down by a script that doesn't give him much to do. His romantic subplot (with Elli Avram) does not have spark, and the music does no good (except Pyar China Kaa Maal Hai....) to up the entertainment quotient. Varun Badola, as a sidekick cop, delivers cheeky one-liners with a straight face and does manage to bring some comic relief. Mickey Virus isn't entirely unwatchable, but offers little in laughs or thrills. You carry very little back home. An excellent idea wasted in execution.

 



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