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Director Blessy.jpg
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 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
2015 Aadujeevitham Malayalam Writer, director Prithviraj Sukumaran

As actor[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


External links[edit]

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La Voix du Nord

La Voix du Nord
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:11:15 -0800

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Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:50:24 -0800

Coimbatore: Family members of a nursing student, who is said to have died after falling off from her hostel terrace in Madukarai, alleged foul play in her death. Police said Priscilla from Ooty, 19, and studying third year B.Sc. Nursing at Royal ...
The New Indian Express
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:22:30 -0800

CHENNAI: There could probably be no disagreement on the fact that education shapes minds and ideologies. But with all the recent demands for the 'Indianisation' of education, the question really is what does 'Indianisation' mean? Should students be ...
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:30:00 -0800

Ivorian lawyers Rene Sie and Jean-Chrysostome Blessy, Senegalese lawyer Guedel N'Diaye and French lawyer Daniele Palazo-Gauthier are due to file their case in Paris on February 20 on behalf of businessman Stephane Citerici, the head of Resort ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:17:07 -0800

"The third year students began ragging the second year students a lot because a second year student broke a third year student's bucket," said her sister Blessy Monisha, a first year nursing student at the same college. "But because my sister had a ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:54:27 -0800

Actor Prithviraj will be playing the central character Najeeb in the movie. The official announcement of the movie will take place on November 5 in Kuwait. Confirming the news, Blessy says, “This thread has been in my mind for some time, and I have ...

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:43:54 -0800

In a recent interview, Blessy said that Vikram was very keen to be part of the project, but dropped the plan as the plot demands the main character, Najeeb, to look thin and weak. Vikram, who underwent tremendous makeover for his blockbuster hit "I" is ...


Sat, 31 Oct 2015 11:09:14 -0700

Prithviraj will essay the lead role in director Blessy's much-awaited project Aadujeevitham. The movie is adapted from the novel Aadujeevitham, written by Benyamin. The novel had won the National Sahitya Academy Award for the Best Novel. The novel is ...

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