Virus is a fiction based on true events, revolving around the deadly Nipah virus epidemic scare in Calicut, in 2018. A zoonotic disease top-listed by WHO, with no vaccination and treatment protocol, the deadly Nipah kills 75 % of those affected. Virus movie documents how the community spirit of a small town, in a tiny state of India, managed to fight the battle and win.
Movie : Virus
Year : 2019
Banner : OPM Cinemas
Cast : Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Tovino Thomas, Rahman, Indrajith Sukumaran, Indrans, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Dileesh Pothan, Rima Kallingal, Madonna Sebastian, Ramya Nambeeshan, Joju George, Revathi
Music : Sushin Shyam
Story-Screenplay-Dialogues : Muhsin Parari, Sharfu, Suhas
Direction : Aashiq Abu
Producer : Aashiq Abu, Rima Kallingal
Genre : Fiction Drama, Medical Docudrama
Runtime : 152 min
Release Date : 7 June 2019
- Anamorphic Widescreen Enhanced (16:9) DVD
- English Subtitles
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
- DVD Text
- Jacket Picture
- NTSC - All Regions
- Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access
Virus is a well-crafted multi-starrer, fictional documentation of news reports on the Nipah virus attack that shocked Kerala and still looms over us.
Virus is based on real events during the 2018 Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala. The plot is set in Kozhikode and follows the various stages of the epidemic from identification to its total eradication. It portrays sacrifices and heroic moments that helped in effectively controlling the virus from spreading further. The film further explores the attempted political spin for weaponized threat, the paranoia and distress caused by the viral outbreak and how it disrupted the life of individuals, and how people from various fields like from drivers, health care professionals, businessmen, local politicians, scientists, etc came together to fight it off. The film is a saga of a group of brave people who stood up in the face of adversity, risking their lives, fighting with all their will.