Saurabh Varma’s Mickey Virus, a comic thriller starring Manish Paul and Elli Avram is based in the Capital and is themed around high-tech hackers based in the old and the new changing Delhi.
Says a source, “Director Saurabh Varma wanted to integrate this old world charm with the new changing Delhi and was looking at some unique tool/medium which both, the old and the new generations identify with.”
In a small survey which included inputs from the hero Manish Paul, he realised that everyone remembered the Banta drink that they enjoyed during their school days. Hence a scene was incorporated where Mickey Virus, meets his girlfriend at a Banta shop which sells ‘Bhayankar Thandi Banta’. It is a romantic scene in the backdrop of an old restaurant selling the fizzy drink.
“As far as I remember, I’ve enjoyed this lemon, salt n soda drink since school,” says Varma. “This is still sold on the streets of Delhi. I realised that this is one aspect which still retains its charm in the fast changing modern city, Verma added.
Says Manish Paul, “In Mickey Virus we’ve gone mad with some things which were etched in our memories. Me and my director had a lot of fun planning these scenes and are hoping that the audience enjoys them too!”