Malik marks the second association of Mahesh Narayanan and Fahadh Faasil after their previous successful venture Take Off. Malik is a political thriller that is taken from real incidents that happened in the coastal regions of Kerala. It tells the story of an activist named Sulaiman who was instrumental in motivating people and saving them from falling prey to corporates who exploited their community. Fahadh plays Sulaiman from his ages 20 to 57. The team had released the second look showing the aged look of the actor. The look is inspired from few of the old photos and videos of Fahadh's grandfather. This is the first time that Fahadh is playing a role not his age and required Fahadh to transform externally.