Directed and written by debutante R. Kaiser Anand, the crime drama thriller Anel Meley Pani Thuli has been released on Sony LIV and is receiving an amazing response from both audiences and critics.
The title of the movie is taken from a song of Gautham Vasudev Menon’s, “Vaaranam Aayiram.” The English translation of the poetic title is “A Dewdrop Over Fire.” The film produced by ace Kollywood filmmaker Vetrimaaran was released on November 18, 2022.
The female-centric film stars actor-playback singer Andrea Jeremiah in the lead as Mathi. She has appeared in many successful films 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 role. Apart from them, the film’s cast also includes Azhagam Perumal, Ilavarasu, Anupama Kumar, and Lovelyn Chandrasekhar.
Plot of the Film
The plot of the series revolves around a small-town girl from Tamil Nadu named Madhi, who was leading a happy life until her world turned upside down one night, when she found herself half-naked in the middle of a forest engulfed in darkness.
She soon realised that she had been sexually assaulted and felt scared, wounded, confused, and helpless. However, despite what had happened to her, she decided to take a stand and seek justice for herself.
The core theme of the film is honor. As mostly seen, rape survivors are shunned in society for losing the same. The film shows that honour is indeed important, but it wisely defines what honour is and shows that it is not just limited to one’s body.
The movie is getting immensely positive reviews with praise for Andrea’s performances and diving into the characters so deep to bring such sensitive issue in front of people. Twitter has been flooded with reviews as netizens are sharing their thought about the film.
Popular India movie critic Ramesh Bala has given it a rating of 4.5 out of 5.
#AnelMeleyPaniThuli [4.5/5] : A Powerful Movie!
How a gang rape survivor seeks justice when the perpetrators are Cops..
How society equates honor to a woman's body and her attire..@andrea_jeremiah 's performance deserves awards.. @aadhavkk is good..
Dir @AnandKaiser 👏 pic.twitter.com/AgQUTx9KyP
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) November 18, 2022
#AnelMeleyPaniThuli Bold story for the society and a great debut from @AnandKaiser sir👌🏻👍🏻@andrea_jeremiah Mindblowing performance💥💥💥 @aadhavkk you’ve carried out your part very neatly bro💛Glad your part of this good film😊
Best wishes #Vettrimaran sir &
— ஷாந்தனு (@imKBRshanthnu) November 19, 2022
#AnelMeleyPaniThuli is a superbly constructed thriller that smacks in an important message and a strong performance from @andrea_jeremiah 👏 producer Vetrimaaran delivers big time. Streaming now on @SonyLIV!
— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) November 19, 2022
#AnelMeleyPanithuli – Leaves the right impact!
Movie's clear on what it want to say and maintains the disturbing feel to hit the emotion & making a neatly engaging watch…
Andrea's best perf 👏
Apart from main roles, felt the movie wasn't casted well
— Shreyas Srinivasan (@ShreyasS_) November 18, 2022
#AnelMeleyPaniThuli – Recommended Film.
@andrea_jeremiah bold and pref.@aadhavkk impressive.Good casting.Music are backbone.Decent attempt.Much needed Msg conveyed.Dialogues are Superb.Realistic Making.Good Climax.
Rating : 3.5/5
Ott : @SonyLIV pic.twitter.com/5cFMBEmuDZ
— Moviezwood (@MoviezWood) November 18, 2022
#AnelMeleyPaniThuli (2022)-R.Kaiser Anand makes a confident debut as writer-director with this hard hitting Tamil film. Andrea Jeremiah does very well in the lead role, once again showcasing her talent.
— Sethumadhavan Napan (@Sethumadhavan) November 18, 2022