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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 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


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 04:03:45 -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 ...


Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:52:30 -0800

Biju Menon and Swetha Menon has recently paired up in Blessy directed Kalimannu, which created lot of controversies for the portrayal of real pregnancy and delivery scenes. The duo has also paired up in the social drama Ithra Mathram. Reportedly, Lal ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:41:15 -0800

... and Shaji Paulose, Homoeopath. Anto Antony, MP, will inaugurate the Radio Village project and Mathew T. Thomas, MLA, will launch the new Radio Macfast Android Mobile Application on the occasion. Delsy Sam, municipal chairperson; Blessy, filmmaker; ...

Times of India

Times of India
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:58:49 -0800

Sanusha blew us away with her acting through Vinayan's Dada Sahib and Blessy's Kazhcha as a child actress. Vinayan again introduced her as the leading lady in his Tamil movie Nalai Namathae. The two-time State Award winner juggles projects both in ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:45:01 -0800

A Protest for life, land. By Blessy Thomas and Thejaswini Nair. Published: 15th November 2014 06:11 AM. Last Updated: 15th November 2014 06:11 AM. First name. Surname. Receiver's email. Email 0. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the nation celebrates ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:14:50 -0800

Padmapriya has acted in close to 50 films across Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi with much-feted filmmakers, including Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Blessy, Cheran and Hariharan. She has also won a special jury award at the National Awards in ...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:24:53 -0700

Dory Lane, 13805-Claude Cohen and Sandy R. Saint Aubin to Ramesh and Blessy Thomas Deonarian, $669,900. Lake Shore Dr., 911-Tanja R. Darden to Leslie M. Beech, $232,000. Oxbridge Way, 9731-Shaki Dobbs to Omolere Omomowo, $408,000.


Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:45:00 -0800

Biju Menon and Swetha Menon is all set to share screen yet again. Their combination was much noted in Blessy's 'Kalimannu'. They will be seen once again in Jean Paul's upcoming movie. Senior Lal will once again be part of his son's movie once again.

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