Mickey Virus Music Review: Neither appealing, nor unique!

Music: Hanif Shaikh, Faizan Hussain & Agnel Roman
Lyrics: Hanif Shaikh, Manoj Yadav & Arun Kumar
Music Label: T-Series
Rating: 1/5

Mickey Virus, a comedy-thriler which also marks the debut of a very celebrated TV host Manish Paul has many resemblences with Ayushman Kurrana’s hatke debut film Vicky Donor. Both movies were shot in the backdrop of Delhi with the street-smart protagonists eventually proving their real worth. So, comparisons are inevitable when it comes to the soundtrack too. Directed by Saurabh Varma, Mickey Virus has music composed by singer-turned-composer Hanif Shaikh, making it a fair mix of sounds and styles

The first track from the movie Mickey Virus is ‘China ka maal’ sung by Manish Paul which has many resemblences to Ayushmann’s ‘Paani da rang’ that instantly esatblishes a quirkiness of the album. Though the track has nothing outstanding, the amusing lyrics – Pyaar chale to chand tak warna yeh sham tak – may catch the attention of the youth, since it is aimed at a particular target audience. Paul’s naughty tone sets the theme of the song.

‘Tose Naina’ is a song tailor made for Arijit Singh, who’s fast learning all the tricks and trades of becoming a singer, attempting a certain style of song and mastering that. Though Arijit Singh still has a lot of limitations in his voice, he sings the love number from his heart. Hanif Shaikh’s soulful lyrics are strikingly and mercifully different from Pyaar China ka maal! The rhythmic arrangement is very like that in Tere mast mast do nain from the movie Dabangg.

‘Sajan Ve’ is an out-and-out Punjabi track sung by Altamash Faridi and Shadab Faridi is very mediocre and sounds like a song of despair. We didn’t quite like the track and suggest you too to even forget about the very existence of this track.

Mohit Chauhan, who seems to have forgorten that he was into singing has came back with the track ‘ Aankhon hi aankhon ne’. Even though he was joined by a female vocalist Palak Muchhal, Mohit shows that this track belongs to him and his mighty presence is truly reflected in this slow love track. The beggining of the track immeaditley resembles ‘Aaoge Jab Tum’ from Jab We Met. Palak sounds more-or-less like Shreya Ghoshal and manages to meet the high standards of Mohit Chauhan. The female version sung by Muchhal doesn’t have anything special to offer, however.

Last but not the least, comes the title track of the movie, Mickey Virus. Composer Faizal and Agnel’s funny song is more or less like a converstaion highlighting Mickey’s qualities and the troubles his antics get him into. The song will remind you of those old peppy classics like Paanch rupaiya baarah aana and Hum they woh thi sung by Kishore Kumar. Not exactly memorable, though the fun number is hatke in terms of its lyrics.

On the whole, the soundtrack of Mickey Virus is something which we have never heard before. And are not even intrested in listening to again. The album isn’t appealing or unique in any way whatsoever. Infact if this soundtrack goes into your i-Pod, it’ll be like a virus attacking a clean computer!

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