Mickey Virus (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 23 Critic Reviews | Manish Paul, Puja Gupta


Manish Paul, Puja Gupta, Manish Chaudhary, Varun Badola, Vikesh Kumar, Elli Avram, Raghav Kakkar

Mickey Virus Posterdirection:

Saurabh Varma


Saurabh Varma,Elvin Raja,Kuldeep Ruhil


Saurabh Varma


Saurabh Varma


weird aggregate rating 5.2/10Anshuman Mahaley


Hanif Shaikh

produced by:

Arun Rangachari,Vivek Rangachari





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run time:
130 minutes
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Manish Paul turns computer hacker for 'Mickey Virus'-NDTV
Manish Paul's 'Mickey Virus' to be remade in Telugu and Tamil-IBN Live


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  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
We aren't internet keedas here, but let's try cracking into Mickey's (Manish) world of codes, crypts and consoles. This one isn't so deadly that we can't decode, or so simple that we just download and ESC (read: escape). So, risk it and hit ENTER!
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  •  Rediff -Paloma Sharma Rating-4
Mickey is a perfect specimen for the study of the vella (good-for-nothing) lifestyle -- he never seems to be in college, doesn't have a job, has to be made to look after his kaddu-obsessed mother's grocery shop and is allergic to any form of work. However, Mickey is a brilliant hacker --
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  •  Masala.com -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-6
In a country like India, where it takes 60 minutes and a half to download a song, it takes exactly 60 seconds for a movie like ‘Mickey Virus’ to hack into the multiple firewalls securing the website of a bank. Well, that’s a typical Hindi movie for you. So if you can throw your logic in the attic
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-3
Shake your head first, Mickey Virus is way different from what you carved out from its below-average comic trailer. It’s a suspense thriller with a twist of comedy in the first 20 minutes. After watching the film, you might want to ask debutant director Saurabh Varma that why the film was promoted
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
Hacker movies are a novelty for the Indian spectators. Although the subject matter is serious, integrating intermittent cackles and guffaws within a thriller format could prove to be the perfect escapist fare for the Gen X that identifies with such subject matter. In the West, a number of films
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  •  koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
The film renders a inexplicably good first impression. I remember watching the trailer and assuming it will be one luminous treat to watch. But alas! It turned out to be just the contrary. The film’s first part is barely legible. At best it is gibberish, with a young lad drooling over a really hot woman
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-4
Mickey is a hacker. But he is also a slacker. It's not like he wants to either fall in love or do anything else that's constructive, but certain events force him into both situations. On the one hand, there is a lovely lass, and on the other, a gang of cyber thieves.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
I wouldn't be surprised if Mickey Virus was greenlit only because some smart-alec marketing wiz pitched it as the next Vicky Donor. Problem is, this film is never more than just a good pitch. A concept in search of a plot.
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  •  One India -Nabanita Rating-6
Call it a crime or whatsoever, hacking is an art. And the masterminds or the so-called creators behind such high-profile robberies call themselves hackers, the big daddys of the world of cybercrime. For decades now, we have seen so much of movies having those hacking technology stuffs.
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-4
With the changing times in the film industry it's presumptious to draw notions about a film based on the face value it holds. Who knew an Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Vicky Donor would become a rage? History seems to be repeating itself again with yet another TV anchor making his way
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  •  Book My Show -Siddhi Palande Rating-5
Ever since the turn of the century, hacking has become a well-known, albeit infamous phenomenon. Just out of school, the geeks learn the techniques to sabotage someone’s system and retrieve information. Hacking is a crime that has kept cops on their toes and has fascinated the youth.
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
Last time we heard of Virus in Hindi films, it was a reference to the straight-jacketed character played by Boman Irani in '3 Idiots'. Like him, Mickey Virus too begins with the promise of being intelligent. At the outset, it seems like a refreshing new look at modern times where computers
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
No Dilli cop is as daft as to believe that a simple computer with a 4GB ram and 1TB hard disk, along with a graphic card and other essentials will cost Rs 1,19,000. I don't think a supposed computer genius either, would also believe that anyone, leave alone a Dilli cop, would be so stupid to buy
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-5
Mickey Virus is a half-decent effort that tries to marry a (now quickly getting old) Delhi setting and hackers with their gizmos in a comic caper. It's a sort of Fukrey meets Abbas "Enter Password" Mustan entertainer. It also embraces a coming-of-age narrative as our protagonist,
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  •  FilmFare -Devesh Sharma Rating-6
Mickey Virus is TV comic Mainsh Paul’s debut film. It’s a mix of a hacker flick aka Hackers (1995), which had a group of rival hackers going one up against each other and a slacker comedy like Animal House (1978). The sole purpose of the central character in that comedy is to do as little as humanly
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-5
In an age of Facebook, Twitter and social media exploding at an epic rate, it comes as no surprise that online hacking can be the backdrop for a Bollywood film. Mickey (Paul) is a full time hacker who has his gang of friends who are experts in various areas of digital frauds.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Rashma Shetty Bali Rating-8
The film’s premise is explained by what Mickey himself says: ‘Ek alsi aadmi ko jab ek mushkil kaam dedo na, toh woh asaan tareeka dhoond hi leta hain.’ That’s how Mickey manages to get access to the notorious Bhram gang’s website in just 60 seconds, leaping through multiple firewalls.
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-6
"Aaj kal ki generation kaisi hai? Kapde khule rehte hain, phone pe lock laga rehta hai. Main kya universal charger hoon jo kahin bhi ghusaad doge." Now imagine these lines being delivered with quintessential Dilli twang the way it was two years ago in Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor.
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-5
Among the more intriguing characters in Mickey Virus, a thriller built around a bunch of hackers gone bonkers, are two that aren't on the screen at all.One of them is only heard over the phone, the other not even that. One is the male protagonist's nagging mom who constantly badgers
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
A somewhere buried deep inside Mickey Virus is an entertaining story about a lazy computer hacker in Delhi who is enlisted by the cops to crack a complex multiple-murder case and discovers that all is not what it seems. The trouble is, writer-director Saurabh Varma makes this story so
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Suparna Sharma Rating-5
Manish Paul spent a good part of 2012 and 2013 with us — on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' seasons 5 and 6, and 'India’s Got Talent'. We grew fond of him because he was like a boy from our own family — very desi, very jhalla, very rooted, but also one who did us proud. So when, with the blessings
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
He walks with a fake swagger, wears T-shirts meant for twelve-year-olds, has carefully disheveled hair and a haversack flung on the shoulders. Mickey Arora (Manish Paul), it’s hard to believe, is the country’s best hacker. Even he doesn’t know it as most of the time, he’s doing things like hacking
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Ghoshal Rating-4
It’s raining debutant directors, and as often happens with raindrops, newcomers too can fast become unrecognisable in a large pool of talent. Fortunately, Mickey Virus’ maker Saurabh Varma has shown in his maiden venture that he has what it takes to stand apart.
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Mickey Virus (2013)
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