Loosely based on real murderer case, Mona Fendy back in 1993 in Malaysia. It is a tale about the lure of riches, power, eternal youth, beauty and the blood one must spill to achieve this. Dukun centres on a conflicted lawyer, Karim, who is searching for his lost child, Nadia. His desperation leads him to be entangled with an alleged murderer, Diana Dahlan, who links the disappearance of Nadia to darker secrets that could cause Karim to lose everything.
Dukun (English: “Shaman”) is a 2018 Malaysian legal horror-thriller film filmed in 2006. The film is loosely based on the true story of gruesome murder of a former Malaysian politician, Datuk Mazlan Idris, by Mona Fandey, a once mildly popular Malaysian singer-turned-witch doctor convicted in 1993. The film was originally slated to be released in 2007 but it was postponed and no official statements was given, due to the adaption of a true high-profile murder case and the controversial nature of the film. Mona Fandey’s family herself had voiced their dissatisfaction over the content and basis of the film after announcement of the film release. The producers have since claimed that the film was loosely based on those true events themselves.
The film regained significant attention 12 years later when news got around of its leak footage of the movie resurfaced online drawing stern attention from FINAS, the police and Astro Shaw. After much contemplating on part of Astro Shaw, it was decided and announced that the film will be released nationwide on 5th April 2018, after more than 10 years of finished production.