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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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Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:09:49 -0700

Much has been written about Blessy's next movie, which is based on Benyamin's award-winning novel, Aadu Jeevitham . Now, the latest buzz from the camp is that project might take off soon. However, the cast and crew of the movie have not been decided ...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:41:29 -0700

വിവാഹ ശേഷം നസ്‌റിയ നസീം അഭിനയിക്കില്ലെന്ന് പറഞ്ഞിട്ടല്ല. ഒരു ചെറിയ ഇടവേള എടുക്കുമെന്ന് മാത്രം. ആ ഇടവേളയ്ക്ക് ഒരു വര്‍ഷത്തെ ദൈര്‍ഘ്യം പോലുമില്ല. ഹണിമൂണിന് ശേഷം നസ്‌റിയ വീണ്ടും ...

The Hindu

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:54:55 -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 ...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:32:58 -0700

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:42:23 -0700

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

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:22:30 -0700

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