Malik is based on the story of a real life activist named Sulaiman, who was a messiah sort of for the people living in the coastal regions. Malik, directed by editor turned filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. Mahesh says that for every film, releasing itself is a challenge. However, the team is going by the traditional route- a theatrical release. The film is made keeping the theatrical experience in mind and the team does not intend to opt an OTT release. But Malik's director also feels that business for films even post-corona/post lockdown would be different. Like all filmmakers, Mahesh is also positive and has started post production works. He hopes to release the film by year end.