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For the French commune, see Blessy, Pas-de-Calais.
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]


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.


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
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


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


External links[edit]

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Blessy Martin. HR Manager, 35. What is your most prized possession? My family. If you were granted a wish what would it be? Brainwash all the insane people who create terror and make them brand ambassadors of the free hugs campaign. Your biggest fear ...

Indian Express

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Malayalam actors Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nazim tied the knot on August 21 at a ceremony in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Fahad, son of director-producer Fazil, got engaged to Nazriya in January this year after they grew closer during ...
Pacific Daily News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:42:23 -0700

If you're a fan of local cuisine, you might appreciate the bitter melon salad -- one of the unique appetizers that keeps residents coming back, Blessy Olandez of the hotel's marketing department says. You could get your fill on your first course with ...
La Voix du Nord
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:48:45 -0700

Jean-Philippe Gbamin, le jeune arrière droit du RC Lens a joué deux ans avec les benjamins à sept de l'US Saint-Quentin/Blessy. « Il était déjà très puissant, se souvient Dany Penne, son éducateur d'alors. Il pouvait jouer derrière ou devant, il était ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:22:47 -0700

Blessy, film-maker, delivered the keynote address. The Metropolitan and Mr. Blessy presented trophies to the winners. Fr. Silvie Antony, Kerala region president of the Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate; Fr. George Mathew Karoor ...
Deccan Chronicle
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:22:30 -0700

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:05:35 -0700

Nazriya debuted as a child artist in 2006 with the Mammootty film 'Palunku,' directed by Blessy. She also had a striking stint as TV anchor and went on to do lead roles in movies. Nazriya has also acted in several films in Tamil in the last couple of ...


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:23:46 -0700

... Janardhanan, Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal, Rajeev Ravi and Geethu Mohandas, Manoj K Jayan, Nadiya Moithu, Directors Joshiy, Sathyan Anthikad, Blessy and Anil Radhakrishnan Menon were among a few in the industry who attended the reception.

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