Jhalak Dikhla Jaa anchor Manish Paul makes his Bollywood debut with Mickey Virus. Directed by Saurabh Verma, it is based in Delhi and is about a hacker assisting the police. And then there are some off-tangents like the tough-talking street-smart girl and a gorgeous bimbo. Our hero is making goggle-eyes at the ladies, frightened eyes at the police and strange, contorted expressions at things in general.
Since it’s Manish, you are accustomed to the shenanigans and his brand of humour. However, the trailer doesn’t appear as funny as you’d expect. And given the leading man’s laugh-inducing antics on television, you can’t help but feel a little disappointed.
The trailer ends on a strange note too, with some guitar-strumming and offbeat vocals singing the title theme. Plus, there’s that end-gag with ‘hacker’ and ‘hawker’ which is not really amusing. But otherwise, the trailer gives an interesting glimpse into Delhi lingo and its busy streets. The ambience seems spot-on. We hope the humour will be too!