Right now, we are witnessing a global pandemic that was never seen before. We have never faced this situation before and we hope not to face it again in the future. There are many movies that dealt with the concepts of outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, in the past. One such film is the 2019 Malayalam thriller Virus. This brilliant film revolves around the outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala. The film was a huge hit at the box office. It celebrates one year anniversary today. On this occasion, let us dig back into it.
The outbreak of Nipah virus happened in early 2018, in Kerala. Many people have lost their lives due to it. Virus is a documented fiction film about this outbreak. The film had a huge star-cast. Many popular Malayalam actors like Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy, Madonna Sebastian and Revathy played the pivotal roles in the movie. It showcases how the Kerala government and the doctors successfully managed to curb the virus from causing a heavier loss. Upon its release, Virus received unanimous praise from the audiences as well as the critics. It got directed by Aashiq Abu, who earlier made a sensible love story called Maayanadhi. It became the fourth highest-grossing Malayalam film in 2019, standing next to Lucifer, Kumbalangi Nights and Uyare.
Virus is the right film to watch during these tough times. If you haven't watched it yet, make sure you watch it soon.