Malik is inspired from real incidents and tells about some of the contemporary issues faced by certain communities living in the coastal regions. The film by Mahesh Narayanan has Fahadh Faasil playing a role which is inspired from a real life man, Sulaiman where he plays the character from ages 20 to 57. The actor had undergone major makeover for the role and has shed close to 10 kilos for the look. The political thriller also has Joju George also has Nimisha Sajayan, Indrans, Dileesh Pothan in support roles. Team Malik has wrapped up the shoot and has moved to post-production stage now. Malik is set for a summer release.