Blessy

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Blessy
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Blessy
Born
Alma materMarthoma College, Thiruvalla
Occupationdirector, scriptwriter
Years active1986– present
Notable work
Kazcha, Thanmathra, Pranayam

Blessy is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has made several critically acclaimed Malayalam films.[1] His popular films include Kaazhcha (2004), Thanmathra (2005), Palunku (2006), Bhramaram (2009), and Pranayam (2011).

Career[edit]

Blessy learned his trade as an assistant director with filmmakers such as Padmarajan and Lohithadas. He scripted and directed his debut movie Kaazhcha 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 2011 film Pranayam includes Mohanlal, Anupam Kher, and Jaya Prada.

The director's upcoming venture Aadujeevitham starring Prithviraj Sukumaran is reported to bring back renowned composed A R Rahman to Malayalam film industry after a gap of 25 years.

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
2004 Kaazhcha Writer, director Malayalam
2005 Thanmathra Writer, director Malayalam
2006 Palunku Writer, director Malayalam
2008 Calcutta News Writer, director Malayalam
2009 Bhramaram Writer, director Malayalam
2011 Pranayam Writer, director Malayalam
2013 Kalimannu[4] Writer, director Malayalam
2018 Aadujeevitham Writer, director Malayalam Adaptation of Benyamin's novel of the same name
Music by A. R. Rahman.

Documentary film(s)[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
2016 100 Years of Chrysostom[5] Writer, director Malayalam 72-hour documentary.

As actor[edit]

Awards[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  2. ^ "Malayalam News, Kerala News, Latest Malayalam News, Latest Kerala News, Breaking News, Online News, Malayalam Online News, Kerala Politics, Business News, Movie News, Malayalam Movie News, News Headlines, Malayala Manorama Newspaper, Breaking Malayalam News,". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Malayalam News, Kerala News, Latest Malayalam News, Latest Kerala News, Breaking News, Online News, Malayalam Online News, Kerala Politics, Business News, Movie News, Malayalam Movie News, News Headlines, Malayala Manorama Newspaper, Breaking Malayalam News,". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  4. ^ Ramachandran, Mythily (4 October 2012). "Southern Spice: Blessy lets his films do the talking". Gulf News. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Blessy's biopic on Mar Chrysostom" – via Timesofindia.
  6. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times of India. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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