Believing Mickey Virus as a comedic entertainer is an absolute bloomer. This is certainly a complicated thriller material which muddles up your brain in the most part.
ACP Siddhanth (Manish Choudhary) is in search of an indigenous smart hacker who can crack down a website which was quite convoluted. Eventually, he come across Mickey Arora (Manish Paul) an intelligent street hacker who was sloppy in his terms. ACP Siddhanth proposes a deal with Mickey in a no-way-out situation as he was threatened to accept.
In point of fact the storyline was not absolutely weak as it look like, it deals with numerous sub plots which actually develops the movie in its puny components.
Saurabh Varma's screenplay and direction were baffled with it's infrequent ideas. The first half was badly predictable and I completely understand that they were trying to establish things around, but it's sluggish screenplay didn't really enthuse me at any point. Nonetheless, the second half of the movie is completely diverse and entertaining, for the most part I really payed all my attention to it. And is most probably the saving grace of the movie.
On the brighter side, the movie was attractive to look at, the creative computer screens and other gadgets were artistic and innovative. On the most part, technology was really well used and articulated which was quite exciting.
Manish Paul is impressive with his approach, his timing and dialogue delivery were significant, but I don't really see him as a complete actor who can undoubtedly fit into any character or movie. Elli Avram was a bit let down, she didn't really have the charm nor charisma and her character is quite dumb and unmemorable. Manish Choudary is decent and has nothing new to offer.
To conclude, Mickey Virus is quite creative and entertaining in the second half. This will definitely leave you with perplexity and mystification. It can be improved on the most part, but it's nothing less than a decent one time watch if you're exited to see a modern take on this genre.
My Rating - 2/5
Grade - C (Meh! Probably a rental)
-By Surya Komal aka KM