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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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1206 news items

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:33:45 -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 ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 00:30:00 -0700

The movie, which will be directed by Blessy, has been in the works for some time with the director himself scripting. While Blessy remains non-committal about the casting news, we hear Prithviraj had announced the news during a recent promo tour of his ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:08:01 -0800

No one would know it better than filmmaker Blessy. For, the challenge is two-fold; staying true to the original work and adapting it well to match the sensibilities of the medium of cinema. When it's a seminal work like Benyamin's Aadujeevitham , the ...

Times of India

Times of India
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:33:45 -0800

But Aadujeevitham is no ordinary film, and if Blessy achieves in making it the way he has visualised it, it will be one of the biggest films in the history of Malayalam cinema, and also one of the biggest contributions of our industry to world cinema ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:18:45 -0800

To become the next Sachin Tendulkar or Dhoni might be the dream of a million young kids in India, but rarely do they get a chance to chase that dream. 27-year-old Ajay Dalal however, always believed in hard work. Miles away in Sydney, Ajay is now a ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:33:45 -0800

A PADI certified Scuba Diving instructor, Sukesh Viswanath works for the pioneers of Scuba Diving in India, Lacadives in Andamans. He trains recreational divers at all levels from absolute novices to dive master levels. Excerpts from a conversation.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:33:45 -0800

Nico Decourt, a senior lecturer in Applied Computing and the Academic Group Leader for Enterprise, Knowledge and Information Systems Studies at Staffordshire University (UK), gives an overview of what the Applied Computing course is all about, ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:37:30 -0800

The moment director Blessy finished reading Benyamin's 'Aadujeevitham' (Goat Days), in 2008, he was certain of one thing: he wanted to make a film based on it. “I was particularly attracted to the visual images that came through while reading the book ...

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