Disputes between the residents of the coastal areas of Kerala and the ensuing violence have a long history. Survival and subsistence are intertwined in densely populated areas, and the hardships caused by the unpredictable reactions of the sea are all people living directly in these areas. While it is the same in all other respects, there is a life of people who are divided only by religion. Therefore, the coastal area is an area that needs a lot of attention. Over time, some of these have turned to the Gulf countries and other regions, but there is still a large segment of people struggling with life along the coast. And the consequences of not yet fully embracing development.Director Mahesh Narayanan plays Fahad Fazil as Sulaiman Malik in such a context. The story takes place in two coastal villages, Ramadapally and Edavathura. Though it is said to be an imaginary place, the sound of two coastal villages in Thiruvananthapuram and some of the untoward incidents that took place there four decades ago can be heard throughout the film.
Malik Movie Review
‘Malik’ begins with the Hajj preparations of Sulaiman Malik, the biggest reliance of the people of Ramadan. The two-hour, 41-minute film begins with a 13-minute single-shot camera ride. Malik is an old man with authority over his command, even over the incumbent minister. While the locals are cheering for Malik Iqbal, Sajayan’s wife’s Roslyn can be read from the sadness on the character’s face.Sulaiman was one of the nobles who came down to anything in the bloodbath of his youth. But the boy who grew up in the depths of the sea. ‘Smell of the sea’ in his mother’s language, who lived on his own. Although the smell of the sea makes him acceptable among the people of Ramadan over time, he is so weak that he is unable to even answer the questions of his relatives, leaving only heavy losses in his personal life.
The film follows the non-linear storytelling style of Suleiman Malik’s story from the time he arrives at the mercy of the medical family in Ramadapally to the end of his life. In this journey of searching for different eras and individuals, there is confusion in many quarters as to what the way forward will be. In these places it may seem that a little more scissoring is needed.Roslyn is a young woman with a college education when other local girls turned to traditional occupations.The marriage between Suleiman and Roslein and the school that Suleiman initiated to open for the natives are also depicted as part of his religious activities. But Malik’s fate is determined by the fact that Rosalie’s and Suleiman’s marriage spreads to the rivalry that erupts in the minds of her brother David (Vinay Fort). The justifications of the police intervention in their lives reveal the attitude of the government towards such a society.Malik’s film is seen as an attempt to portray the conflicts between religions that still exist today.
Good and evil dwell in the human mind. Evil, for whatever reason, may even destroy the right to life of many.Mahesh Narayanan and team talk about how the mind of an individual becomes part of society. Sanu Varghese’s camera made a great effort to capture the wind and the cold, the ever – roaring sea and the roaring human minds. Though it is close to Thiruvananthapuram, the language of some of the local characters is close to Kochi. It is sometimes rocky as the coast is a place of linguistic significance.Fahad lives for Sulaiman Malik, who goes through many eras.Former star Jalaja returns brilliantly. The characters of Vinay Fort, Dileesh Pothen, Joju George and Indrans are completely different from their previous roles.