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Malik (2021) – English Review

A young man has a dilemma when someone wants him to kill his uncle who’s in jail. But why are there so many that want him dead?

I have to be honest. I didn’t know what was happening in the first 30-40 minutes of the movie. I didn’t understand the story as I don’t read plot synopsis that often. And after watching Malik, I have learned a lesson. I must stop being so lazy! But it felt like I was watching The Godfather, which is a good thing.

Fortunately, I understood more when the movie visits the past, and we see what happened there. There are so many that hate the protagonist. So it’s necessary to visit the past to understand all the hatred towards him. Is he the devil himself, or do some of the others have skeletons in the closet too?

This is a pretty deep movie with politics, smuggling, religion, family, hatred, and emotional pain. There’s a lot to take in, and as a white devil, I feel that this is a movie that I should watch one more time. It’s an interesting movie where we see two friends who love each other. But as time passes by, they start hating each other. And this hatred lasts for several decades.

The acting is fantastic. Especially Fahadh Faasil, who plays the protagonist, is fantastic. I’ve only seen him in one movie, and that movie was Joji. I love that movie and his role interpretation. And he’s so good in Malik. I never felt that his character was an evil man, but society changes him, and he’s not the only person who changes when the society he lives in is corrupt. So he does what he can do to survive and help the people living on the coast.

The cinematography and score are also great. The movie is beautiful to look at, so there’s not much you can complain about. But as I mentioned, I had problems in the first 30 minutes of the movie. But then the ball starts rolling when we visit the past. We see how the protagonist became the man he is today and what he experienced that changed him as a person.

Rating: 8/10

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