Mahesh Narayanan’s Malik is a sweeping narrative that covers several decades in the life of Ahammadali Sulaiman (Fahadh Faasil), a man who represents different personas for different people. He’s a powerful and respected community leader in Kerala’s coastal areas of Ramadapally and Edavathura, he’s also a terror accused for the state and an obstinate hindrance for a couple of ministers who want to make a quick buck. As Malik opens with an over 10-minute-long deftly shot and edited sequence of Sulaiman preparing to leave for Hajj, we get the impression of an intense saga unfolding and the film almost fulfils the promise.Malik 2021 Movie Download.
At the very start of Malik, when the foreboding music by Sushin Shyam wafts over the opening credits, as a viewer you know you are in good hands between writer, director, editor Mahesh Narayanan, actors Fahadh, Nimisha Sajayan, Dileesh Pothan and cinematographer Sanu John Varghese.
Sulaiman’s (fondly called Ali Ikka) growth as an influential local leader who also runs illegal activities follows the text-book narrative seen in films that revolve around desi Godfather-esque films. A school drop-out, after indulging in petty crimes like selling marijuana to tourists, Sulaiman graduates to smuggling. Alongside, we see his growing clout amongst the locals. As a mark of protest against their grounds near the mosque being used as a garbage dump, Sulaiman organises a group to deliver the rotting garbage back to the homes where they came from. He also shuts down a sand-mining project by the state knowing how it would endanger the homes of the local fishing community living by the sea.When sub-collector Anwar Ali (Joju George) comes to pick up Sulaiman to be questioned in a murder case, he’s thrown a smug challenge, “If you can take me away from amidst the people of Ramadapally, try and take me sir”. That’s the confidence he has and yet his own mother Jameela turns against him.