Directed by Mahesh Narayanan, 'Malik' starring Fahadh Faasil, Nimisha Sajayan and Joju George will release on July 15, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.
A still from 'Malik' (Photo/PR)
Director Mahesh Narayanan, who is all geared up for the release of his Malayalam film 'Malik', says the film is closer to his heart. The crime drama, set in the fishing village of Kerala, star Fahadh Faasil in the lead. The movie spans through three different time periods that see Faasil's protagonist grow from a young migrant to an old man. The narrative of the film journeys through the life of Sulaiman Malik, a charismatic leader who goes an extra mile to help the people of his community and provide them support to stand up against the corrupt forces, shielding them from their greedy agenda of colluding and encroaching lands illegally for their benefit.
With the movie’s premiere just a few days away, the director, says, "'Malik' is a grand project, thousands and hundreds of artists and crew have come together to create something which leaves a long-lasting impact. We have aimed to keep the film as close to perfection as possible. Every scene of the movie is exactly what all of us had in mind while we were developing the story of 'Malik'. I believe that 'Malik' is closer to my heart while developing and executing the film, which will remain forever.”
Adding to this, Mahesh also spoke a bit about working with Fahadh Faasil, who he considers as one of the most talented and versatile actors in the Indian Film Industry. He said, “This film is also special because I get to work once again with this very versatile actor - Fahadh. He has such a huge fan following that once when we were shooting a scene and almost 1500 people had gathered to watch him. That’s when I realized how big this project is. He is truly a superstar with quintessential acting skills and it's a gift to see him read the script once and understand what the character is. He puts his mind, body and soul into a movie and maybe that’s the reason he is being loved by so many people and is a superstar.”
'Malik' is premiering globally on July 15, 2021, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.