Anel Meley Pani Thuli OTT Release Date, Reviews, Star Cast, Storyline and More

Directed and written by debutant R. Kaiser Anand, crime drama thriller Anel Meley Pani Thuli was released on Sony LIV to an amazing response from both audiences and critics.

The title of the film comes from a song by Gautham Vasudev Menon, “Vaaranam Aayiram”. The English translation of the poetic title is “A Dewdrop Over Fire”. The film, which was produced by outstanding Kollywood filmmaker Vetrimaaran, was released on November 18, 2022.

Celebrity cast

The female-centric film stars actress and playback singer Andrea Jeremiah as Mathi. She has acted in many hit movies like Annayum Rasoolum, Vishwaroopam, Tadakha, Endrendrum Punnagai, Aranmanai, Loham etc.

It stars actor Aadhav Kannadasan, known for his roles in Ponmaalai Pozhudhu, Yaamirukka Bayamey, Namo, Bhootatma and Kaalidas, in the male lead. Apart from them, the cast of the film also includes Azhagam Perumal, Ilavarasu, Anupama Kumar and Lovelyn Chandrasekhar.

Story of the movie

The plot of the series revolves around a small town girl named Madhi from Tamil Nadu, who lived a happy life until one night her world was turned upside down when she found herself half naked in the middle of a forest shrouded in darkness.

She soon realized she had been sexually assaulted and left feeling scared, hurt, confused and helpless. But despite everything that had happened to her, she decided to take a stand and seek justice for herself.

The core theme of the film is honor. As is mostly seen, rape survivors are shunned in society because they have lost the same thing. The film shows that honor is indeed important, but cleverly defines what honor is and shows that it’s not just limited to one’s own body.


The film receives immensely positive reviews, praising Andrea’s performances, and delves enough into the characters to bring such sensitive issues before people. Twitter was inundated with reviews as netizens shared their thoughts on the film.

Popular Indian film critic Ramesh Bala has given it a rating of 4.5 out of 5.


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