Thaimel Aanai (தாய்மேல் ஆணை) is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by L.Raja, starring Arjun Sarja and Raghuvaran in lead roles. The film was remade in Hindi as Pratikar and in Telugu as Raktha Tilakam. The film was released on 13 April 1988.
Thaimel Aanai is the story of a son's revenge on the killers of his mother and sister, but his friend, who is now a Police officer do not like someone taking law in his hands. In the end, the villains kidnap Vinod's family. Raja storms the hideout of the villains along with Vinod and rescues Vinod's family by fighting with the villains, killing the goons who destroyed his family in the process. But sadly, Raja dies of the injuries he received during the fight. The movie ends with Vinod carrying the corpse of Raja in his hand and walking away along with his family.