Fahadh Faasil already had a direct-OTT release this year with 'Joji.' As per the ongoing reports in the Malayalam film industry, his film 'Malik' is also expected to skip the theatrical release for a direct-OTT release. The reports say that Amazon Prime Video bought the streaming rights of Malik for Rs. 22 Crores. The film was supposed to release in April 2020 but the makers re-scheduled it to May 2021. Due to the second wave of the Corona pandemic, the film unit postponed the film's release again. Clarity on the film's release is expected to be out soon.