Luqman is a film featuring traditional values set in contemporary Malaysia. The eponymous protagonist (Wan Hanafi Su) is a poet of national renown, a man struggling to find an appreciative audience for his works of art. His young wife, Ayu (Raja Ilya), is an up-and-coming performer, specialising in traditional dance. In between them is Marwan (Josiah Hogan), a research student Luqman is supervising and Ayu's dance partner. As their worlds collide, Luqman finds himself increasingly sidelined in the clash between the old and the new. He holds on to his principles, all the while being challenged by the modern figures of Ayu and Marwan. In searching for an artistic medicine for his maladies of the soul, Luqman soon discovers that as the world changes, the conflicts between traditions and modern are not so easily resolved.