Zaharu (lit:Poison) is a 2011 Maldivian psychological romantic thriller film written and directed by Ali Shifau. Produced by Mohamed Ali under Dark Rain Entertainment, the film stars Ali Seezan, Niuma Mohamed and Sheela Najeeb in pivotal roles. The film is inspired from Adrian Lyne-directed American psychological erotic thriller film Fatal Attraction (1987). The film centers on a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and becomes obsessed with him. The film was released on 5 May 2011. Upon release the film received mixed response from critics and was declared a "flop" at box office.


Hussain (Ali Seezan) is a successful, happily married interior designer whose work leads him to meet Shaheen (Sheela Najeeb), a long lost friend. While his wife, Aminath (Niuma Mohamed), and daughter, Shumakko (Fathmath Aflaz Faisal), are out of Male' for the weekend, Hussain has an affair with Shaheen. Though it was initially understood by both as just a fling, Shaheen starts clinging to him.