VIRUS Movie Review : Story of Survival

The most awaited multi starrer Malayalam movie Virus has been released on big screen. The movie is based on the last years “Nipah” virus outbreak in Kerala. It’s an odd coincidence that the movie of Nipah virus releasing at the very same time of Nipah suspecting again in Kerala. But the situation is not much dangerous as the first time. Virus Movie is Directed  by Aashiq Abu and co written by Muhsin Parari, Sharfu and Suhas. It stars Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Tovino Thomas, Rahman, Indrajith Sukumaran, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Dileesh Pothan, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal,Madonna Sebastian, Ramya Nambeeshan and Revathi in lead roles. Each and every actor in it have their own stardom but none projecting in the movie, audience only sees the characters in them. Virus is a well scripted well directed movie with dedicated top actors in the industry.

            The theme of the movie set with a beginning of a series of deaths in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts that shock medical practitioners. Then, as the State confirms the outbreak of a deadly virus named Nipah, a group of medical professionals, health officials and the people of the districts join together to control and overcome the situation. Movie really succeeded in plotting the real events to the life. Each and every actor has their own screen space and all of them done very fine performance. Rima kallingal’s Character reminds us the life sacrifice of nurse Lini. She died treating the Nipah effected patient admitted in her hospital. The Background score is so good that the viewers gets the feel of the situations. Sushin Shyam succeeded in pouring the feel of the movie through his music.

            Cinematography done by Rajeev Ravi and Shyju Khalid and Edited by Saiju Sreedharan. They have a huge part in making the movie a flawless one. The movie gives the narrative of how these deadly virus harmed the lives with its shocking outbreak. All those watch the movie will feel the confusion that spread before Nipah Virus confirmation. And movie succeeds in narrating the stage by stage of Situation. Movie shows us that how the Health minister, collector and medical professionals teamed up and wiped out the Nipah with the support several common people but it also shows how much disastrous was it even before they could control it. Movie will spread the fear for sure but it’s the fear that creates the preventive mind in people. It is surely a reminder of how Kerala fought and defeated Nipah and now its the time that really needs a reminder. No matter how many times we have to face a deadly situation like Nipah, with right preventive measure and medical assistance and with courageous mindset we can defeat it.

            The movie says it all. It’s a brilliant directorial product by Aashiq Abu. What made it even beautiful was the cast and Music. We cant define who’s best in it. Since every one’s role is important and every one’s performance is brilliant.When the music joins the acting the movie just reach out to a new level. It’s a must watch movie since it’s the story of our survival. Many people that won’t even have to be near the traumatic situation ,it would be a real guideline for unpredictable future. So don’t miss it on theaters, it’s surely a must watch movie.

Rating : 4/5

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