Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Topic: Malik

Malik: Struggling between genre and social commentary

The Beemapally police firing which resulted in multiple deaths including that of a 14-year-old Muslim boy is the inspiration behind the movie. Ever since the movie's release, there have been criticisms against the distortion of the actual events to favour a state narrative about the police killings. Hence, the tail-end is the final draw from the director to hold together a technically good movie with a weak script, with an even weaker political understanding.