Anjathe is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Mysskin and produced by V. Hitesh Jhabak. The film stars Narain, Prasanna, Ajmal Ameer, and Vijayalakshmi. 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 in Chennai. Sathya is a rowdy, wasting his time drinking merrily and getting involved in petty fights. Though he and Kripa pass college with a first-class degree, Sathya has no interest in joining the police force. Kripa studies hard to become a Sub-Inspector and challenges Sathya to do the same. One day, Sathya gets into a big fight and his father bashes him. He brandishes Sathya and says that Kripa is the son he would rather have. Feeling insulted, Sathya enrolls for the Sub-Inspector exam at the last minute. His cousin's husband is the PA for a minister, and Sathya seeks out his help. Owing to his uncle's political connections, he passes the physical, written, and interview and becomes an SI. However, Kripa does not make it through despite being straightforward; this immediately creates a rift between the two. Sathya goes to training while Kripa's dad suffers a heart attack. Months later, Sathya is posted to a nearby station and returns home. Kripa's father lies to Sathya that he has gone to Mumbai, but Sathya finds him in the local bar, having become a drunkard.