Anjathe is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by Mysskin and produced by V. Hitesh Jhabak. The film stars Narain, Prasanna, Ajmal Ameer, and Vijayalakshmi in the lead roles. The film opened to rave reviews for its technical expertise, avant-garde filmmaking, and for the performance of actor Prasanna. The film became a "blockbuster" at the box office. The composition of frames, selection of shots and its counter meaning in narration made Anjathe a perfect example of Tamil New Wave cinema. The film was remade in Kannada as Anjadiru (2009).


Sathyavan and Kripakaran are close friends living opposite each other in the police quarters neighborhood. Sathya is a rowdy, wasting his time drinking merrily and getting involved in fights. Though he and Kripa pass college with a first-class degree, Sathya has no interest in joining the police force, while Kripa studies hard to become a Sub-Inspector. He challenges Sathya to do the same. Just a day before the exam, Sathya decides to take up the exam as well, much to his friend's surprise. With little head start, he passes the physical, written, and interview and becomes an SI. However, Kripa does not make it through despite being straightforward; this creates a rift between the two. Kripa's father lies to Sathya that he has gone to Mumbai, but Sathya finds him in the local bar, having become a drunkard.