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Blessy
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Blessy
Born Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Occupation director, scriptwriter
Years active 1986– present

Blessy is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has made several critically acclaimed Malayalam films.[1]

Career[edit]

Blessy learned his trade as an assistant director with filmmakers such as Padmarajan and Lohithadas. He scripted and directed his debut movie Kaazcha in 2004. Kaazcha portrayed the story of an orphaned boy, a victim of Gujarat earthquake and how he changes the life of a small-town film operator (played by Mammootty) and his family. The film won three Kerala State Film Awards including Best Film and Best Actor for Mammootty.[2]

His next movie was Thanmathra (2005), which depicted the story of a middle-class government employee (played by Mohanlal) and his family, and portrayed the effects of Alzheimer's disease on his life and his family. The film won Blessy National Award for the Best Feature Film in Malayalam and five Kerala State Film Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Mohanlal.[3]

Blessy's next venture had Mammootty in Palunku (2006), followed by Calcutta News (2008), starring Dileep and Meera Jasmine, went on to be marginal hits. Bhramaram (2009), which had Mohanlal once again in the lead role was another successful movie. It was a story of Revenge against those that falsely accuse a man of murder and ruin his life.His latest film is Pranayam, released on 31 August 2011 which includes once again Mohanlal along with Anupam Kher, and Jaya Prada.

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

Year Film Language Role(s) Cast National Awards Kerala State Film Awards Notes
2004 Kaazhcha Malayalam Writer, director Mammootty, Padmapriya, Manoj K. Jayan, Innocent 3 Malayalam Cinema Debut.
2005 Thanmathra Malayalam Writer, director Mohanlal, Meera Vasudevan, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar 1 5
2006 Palunku Malayalam Writer, director Mammootty, Lakshmi Sharma, Jagathy Sreekumar 1
2008 Calcutta News Malayalam Writer, director Dileep, Meera Jasmine, Indrajith, Innocent, Bindu Panicker 2
2009 Bhramaram Malayalam Writer, director Mohanlal, Bhumika Chawla, Murali Gopy, Suresh Menon, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy 1
2011 Pranayam Malayalam Writer, director Mohanlal, Anupam Kher, Jaya Prada 1
2013 Kalimannu[4] Malayalam Writer, director Biju Menon, Shweta Menon


Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards

Asianet Film Awards

Other Awards

  • 2006: Kalavedi International Prathibha Award Best Film Maker – Thanmathra
  • 2005: Kalavedi International Prathibha Award Best Film Maker – Kaazhcha
  • 2005: 15th Ramu Kariat Award instituted by Arya-Thrissivaperoor for Kaazhcha

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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The Hindu
Tue, 19 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

The police had charged that the two accused, who hailed from Chennai, had helped the first two accused Reshma Rengaswamy and Blessy Sylvester to engage in cocaine trade. Justice B. Kemal Pasha ordered their release on their executing a bond for Rs.1 ...

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 02:07:42 -0800

After lots of speculations and assumptions, looks like Vikram is now set to make a comeback in Malayalam cinema. As per reports, the actor will be making a comeback with Blessy film "Aadu Jeevitham". The actor hinted about his upcoming movie in ...
 
onmanorama
Sun, 17 May 2015 01:28:21 -0700

Kochi: The summer vacations are coming to an end but the football fever which has gripped Kochi and its neighbouring areas at the start of the summer continues unabated. More than the IPL, it is Champions League football which has caught the ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 10 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

Explore the Depths of the Oceans. By Blessy Mathew Prasad. Published: 11th May 2015 06:00 AM. Last Updated: 08th May 2015 10:36 PM. First name. Surname. Receiver's email. Email 0. Photos. 1; 2. For those who have a thirst for the acquatic, these ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 10 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

By Blessy Mathew Prasad. Published: 11th May 2015 06:00 AM. Last Updated: 08th May 2015 10:36 PM. First name. Surname. Receiver's email. Email 0. Photos. Forensic Science deals with the investigation of crime by analysing evidences found at crime ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 10 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

If you're one of the many Engineering or Industrial Training Institute (ITI) graduates who have been struggling to find a job, then this announcement from the Indian Army might come as welcome news. The Recruiting Organisation of the Indian Army has ...

FilmiBeat

FilmiBeat
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:11:15 -0800

Director Blessy slammed the rumours about his next project, in a recent interview. Blessy revealed that he has absolutely no plans to direct star couple Fahadh Faasil-Nazriya Nazim in his next venture. It was earlier rumoured that Fahadh and Nazriya ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 09 May 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Motherhood has completed me as a woman: Swetha Menon The bold and beautiful SwethaMenon had made headlines for allowing the birth of her first child to be shot live for Blessy's film Kalimannu. Swetha's daughter, Sabaiina, is two years old now and the ...
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