Virus, the 2019 Mollywood medical thriller, directed by Aashiq Abu, boasted of an ensemble cast comprising of the young generation superstars along with their senior counterparts. The film is a reel adaptation of the Keral's fight for survival when the state confronted the Nipah virus attack and how the administration combated and controlled it tactfully. The film won both critical and commercial success. Rima, who played a nurse in the film was also the producer of the film and she had shared a shoot still captioning it as #1yearofvirus. As the nation is battling COVI 19 now, actress Malavika had said that Virus needs a second part too.