How do we go about this! Virus is unlike any other Indian movies we have come across. It doesn’t beat around bushes, it starts off at the heart of its plot and takes off like a bullet. It is impeccably cast and every single one of the actors bring their a-game to the table. The cinematography and editing are brilliant, and the background score is excellent, so is the direction. Most importantly, it's extremely intense. You would be on the edge of your seat for most of the movie. So, is it an extraordinary movie? No, it’s not. It’s a good movie. For one, even though the Script by Muhsin Parari, Sharfu and Suhas is impressive in its own regards and packs a punch, it starts losing steam towards the second half. Yes, we said this was unlike any Indian movies we have come across, but that by no way means it’s original. The script, and to an extent the direction, closely resembles the 2011 American medical thriller Contagion by Steven Soderbergh. In fact, there are certain scenes that are quite similar. This is where the second issue comes in, direction. Soderbergh has a very distinct style, which has got particularly to do with the way he edits his scenes, making his movies extremely fast paced. As the script of Virus closely resembled Contagion, that style of direction could have worked wonders and it’s quite evident that Director Aashiq Abu tried to mimic it, but he falls short. The third major problem is the background score. Yes, we praised it before. The problem was, it was overused. At times, silence speaks volumes, and loud, peppy background scores can be a distraction. It was a distraction, in Virus' case. By no stretch is Virus a bad movie, it is good. Just that, it could have been better. .
Our Opinion: Watch!
Where to Watch: In Theatres.
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