Chanakya is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film directed by Thiru and produced by Rama Brahmam Sunkara under AK Entertainments banner. The film features Gopichand, Mehreen Pirzada and Zareen Khan in the lead roles, is marking Thiru's Telugu debut as director and Khan's acting debut in Telugu films, it also stars Jayaprakash, Nassar, Upen Patel, Rajesh Khattar, Sunil, Ali and Adarsh Balakrishna in the supporting roles. The music of the film is composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar and Sricharan Pakalaa.


In order to catch Abdul Salim, the right hand of India's most wanted terrorist Ibrahim Qureshi, the RAW chief Kulkarni recruits agent Arjun and his team. Once Salim arrives at the spot, Arjun and his teammates eliminate all the guards and manage to take Salim in their custody. In the meanwhile, Arjun resumes his life as a banker named Ramakrishna and learns from Kulkarni that Salim would be shifted to prison as per the orders. Arjun warns him not to do so, fearing that there might be an attempt to rescue him. Nevertheless, Salim is dispatched in a police van accompanied by other vehicles. However, masked shooters from a chopper attack the cars and free Salim. Once he boards the chopper, the attackers are revealed to be Arjun and his teammates. Feeling Salim is not needed since his existence would be a threat to the nation's security, Arjun shoots him.