|Directed by||Saurabh Varma|
|Produced by||Arun Rangachari|
|Screenplay by||Saurabh Varma|
|Story by||Saurabh Varma|
|Music by||Hanif Shaikh|
|Edited by||Archit D Rastogi , Finn George Modathara|
|Budget||₹110 million (US$1.5 million)|
Mickey Virus is 2013 Indian comedy thriller film, written & directed by Saurabh Varma. Mickey Virus is produced by DAR Motion Pictures in association with Trilogic Digital Media Limited & Awesome Films Pvt. Ltd. The film features Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Manish Choudhary, Puja Gupta, and Varun Badola as main characters. The film, despite being a box-office failure, received positive reviews from critics.
When two Hackers were murdered in Delhi, Delhi Police suspects that the case revolves around hacking, they begin their search to find a computer hacker who can help them crack this case. The head of the police team ACP Siddhanth (Manish Choudhary) accompanied by Inspector Bhalla (Varun Badola), stumbles across Mickey Arora (Manish Paul), a lazy but smart hacker who runs a grocery store in day time and creates viruses for anti-virus companies in the night along with his friends tomboy Chutney (Puja Gupta), Floppy, Pancho and Professor (Nitesh Pandey) who always helps him out in all odd jobs. ACP Siddhanth hires him to hack down the website of a group of cybercriminals known as Bhram Gang. Meanwhile, Mickey falls in love with Kamayani (Elli Avram) an employee of Excalibur Securities. One day in her office Kamayani wrongly transferred a big amount from a client's account but to avoid her from being fired Mickey hacks the company's website to reverse the transaction. Only the next morning Micky came to know that he has unknowingly stolen 1 billion rupees from a Dubai-based don named Anwar Raja and Kamayani has been murdered. Scared of being framed for both the crimes Mickey seeks help from his friends. In the quest to search for the real culprit Mickey traced down 1 billion rupees and finds out that ACP Siddhanth is the mastermind who forced Kamayani to bluff him. Mickey calls ACP and his friends to the parking lot of Nehru Place where ACP tells him that his friends Floppy, Pancho and Professor are the Bhram Gang admins and want to kill him for the money as they did to the two hackers and Kamayani. Surrounded by all the goons Mickey records and telecasts their confession on YouTube. In the end, Inspector Bhalla, along with police force, arrests ACP Siddhanth and the Bhram Gang. Mickey secretly takes one crore from the stolen 1 billion before handing it over to Inspector Bhalla. Credits roll to show few deleted scenes and bloopers and plays call recording of Anwar Raja who orders for killing Mickey
- Manish Paul as Mickey Arora
- Elli Avram as Kamayani
- Manish Choudhary as ACP Siddhanth Chauhan
- Varun Badola as Inspector Devender Bhalla
- Puja Gupta as Chutney
- Nitesh Pandey as Professor
- Raghav Kakkar as Floppy
- Vikesh Kumar as Pancho
- Written & Directed by: Saurabh Varma
- Screenplay: Saurabh Varma
- Script Consultant: Kuldeep Ruhil
- Producers : Arun Rangachari & Vivek Rangachari
- Co-Producers : Kamlesh Gori, Murad Khetani, Vishal Gurnani, Nailesh Mehta, Dharmesh Shah & Raj Deshpande
- Associate Producers : Pradeep Nimani & Murli Chhatwani
- Music, Lyrics & Background : Hanif Shaikh
- Title Song : Faizan – Agnel
- Director of Photography : Anshuman Mahalay
- Executive Producer: Meraj Shaikh
- Creative Producer: Nikhil Bhat
- Editor: Archit D. Rastogi
- Audiography: Subash Sahoo
- Assistant Director : Raghav Gupta
The film was shot in New Delhi, including in office complex of Nehru Place. Several Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar featured in a promotional video of Mickey Virus. The movie has come under the scanner of Governmental Agencies as it displays techniques of high-profile robbery which might spur reel to real life robbery incidents. Elli Avram is also one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 7. She would be inside the House of Bigg Boss, cut off from the outside world at the time of Movie Release, making it a first of its kind Bollywood Debut. Mickey Virus is made on a budget of Rs. 110 million, which includes publicity and advertising, and it was released in 1,200 screens in India. Chances are that the film will be remade in Tamil and Telugu.
|Soundtrack album by |
Faizan Hussain – Agnel Roman
|Released||3 October 2013|
DAR Motion Pictures
|Hanif Shaikh chronology|
|Faizan Hussain – Agnel Roman chronology|
The Soundtrack was released on 3 October 2013 on the digital music platform iTunes. The album consists of six track with five of them composed by Hanif Shaikh and the only one of them by Faizan Hussain & Agnel Roman while Hanif Shaikh, Manoj Yadav and Arun Kumar writing the lyrics.
|1.||"Pyaar China Ka Maal Hai"||Hanif Shaikh||Hanif Shaikh||Manish Paul||3:14|
|2.||"Tose Naina"||Hanif Shaikh||Hanif Shaikh||Arijit Singh||4:24|
|3.||"Sajna Ve Sajna Ve"||Manoj Yadav||Hanif Shaikh||Altamash Faridi & Shadab Faridi||3:59|
|4.||"Aankhon Hi Aankhon Ne (Duet Version)"||Hanif Shaikh||Hanif Shaikh||Mohit Chauhan & Palak Muchhal||4:40|
|5.||"Mickey Virus"||Arun Kumar||Faizan Hussain & Agnel Roman||Nikhil Paul George, Siddhant Sharma & Agnel Roman||3:50|
|6.||"Aankhon Hi Aankhon Ne (Female Version)"||Hanif Shaikh||Hanif Shaikh||Palak Muchhal||4:23|
Mickey Virus was promoted by Manish Paul in Bigg Boss on Colors. A promotional clip of Mickey Virus featured Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Remo D'souza, Kapil Sharma, either dishing out funny one-liners or abusing Mickey. Lauren Gottlieb, Drashti Dhami, Jeetendra and Manish's TV friends Vahbbiz Dorabjee, Vivian Dsena attended the special screening of Mickey Virus.
This article or section contains close paraphrasing of one or more non-free copyrighted sources. (October 2013)
Mickey Virus received positive to mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 3 out of 5 stars and stated that Mickey Virus is a well-made, engrossing thriller that should be liked by the youngsters. Madhureeta Mukherjee of Times of India gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Mohar Basu of Koimoi gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave it 2 out of 5 stars and stated that the film isn't unwatchable, but at 2 hours and 15 minutes, it certainly overstays its welcome, offering little by way of laughs or thrills. Faheem Ruhani of India Today gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars. Tushar Joshi of DNA gave it 2.5 stars. Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express gave it 2 stars. Sanjukta sharma of Livemint stated that the film is dull hacker drama with a ludicrous plot. Anupama Chopra gave it 2 stars. Zee News gave it 3.5 stars. Nikhil Arora of DesiMartini gave it 2 stars.
Mickey Virus got a 15–20% opening and collected around ₹16.5 million (US$230,000) nett on first day. It collected ₹71.5 million (US$1.0 million) nett in its first week and it was declared flop in box office India.
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