By Faris Foat

Anda mungkin kenal beliau dari Bunohan, dan Interchange tetapi Dain Said juga merupakan pengarah filem kontroversi, Dukun pada tahun 2007. Dikatakan mengambil inspirasi daripada kes pembunuhan ahli politik yang menggemparkan Malaysia suatu ketika dulu, filem ini pernah diharamkan di negara ini setelah mendapat tentangan dari keluarga Mona Fandey sendiri. Selepas filem ini disimpan selama 11 tahun, kini Dukun telah diluluskan untuk tayangan di seluruh negara. Filem ini juga mempunyai gimik iaitu video perempuan kebaya merah yang pernah tular di media sosial beberapa minggu yang lepas.

Jika anda harap filem ini seperti filem-filem seram lain, anda mungkin akan keluar panggung dengan muka kecewa dan perasaan yang hiba. Dukun mengetengahkan genre crime thriller secara utamanya, dan elemen seram hanyalah sebagai penambahbaik mood. Elemen itu digunakan dengan sempurna, cukup untuk membuat penonton berasa gelisah dan terganggu dengan gelagat Umie Aida di dalam sel penjara. Dari segi watak pula, semua pelakon menjiwai watak dengan sempurna dan chemistry di antara Namron dan Bront Palarae amat baik sekali gus menjadikan mereka bintang filem ini selain Umie Aida dan Faizal Hussein.

Bahasa yang digunakan di dalam dialog filem ini sedikit baku tetapi ia tidak kedengaran terlalu janggal dan kurang praktikal. Kiasan di dalam dialog juga dapat didengari dan ini membuatkan filem ini lagi menarik dan seronok. Ada beberapa babak yang agak mindblowing kerana untuk filem tempatan yang dihasilkan lebih 10 tahun yang lalu, babak-babak yang dipaparkan agak next level, malah untuk masa kini juga, penonton masih boleh mindblown dengan babak-babak tersebut. Babak di dalam mahkamah di mana kes Diana Dahlan dibicarakan sedikit sebanyak memberikan penonton vibe daripada filem lakonan Tom Cruise, A Few Good Men manakala babak penyiasatan pula, mempunyai aura-aura dari filem Seven, lakonan Brad Pitt dan Morgan Freeman, membuatkan penonton hadam hakikat yang Dukun adalah sebuah masterpiece tempatan yang dihasilkan lebih sedekad yang lalu.

Secara keseluruhannya, Dain Said berjaya memecahkan bendung filem tempatan yang tipikal dengan Dukun. Banyak perkara yang terdapat di dalam Dukun yang tidak dapat dilihat di dalam filem-filem tempatan lain. Jikalau filem ini tidak diharamkan 11 tahun yang lepas, sudah tentu Dukun menjadi benchmark untuk pengarah-pengarah dan pembuat-pembuat filem tanah air yang lain.

 

8.5/10

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