Blessy

Blessy
Assistant Editor

Blessy Chettiar is the person films are made for. She can sit through anything that moves, and walk out with the same expression she has had since the 1990s. When not at work sitting with ears plugged in to avoid people, she is seen giving unwarranted health advice to people or trying to perfect a new yogi pose. Her pastimes include being outdoors with inanimate objects of nature.
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Articles by Blessy

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Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 3 review: Feel-good film, but with little fresh content

The story is a gradual progression in life of characters, played by Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve, that we have loved.

6 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Tamil

It’s either complete control or complete distance: Priya Krishnaswamy on lack of women's representation at IFFI 2018

Priya speaks about the story, casting, editing and other aspects of her film Baaram, and also shares details about her next project.

7 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Marathi

Not technology but unique perspective more important: Nitish Patankar on making films

The Na Bole Wo Haram director and screenwriter Aditya Bhagat speak about the concept, screenplay and challenges as first-time filmmakers.

8 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

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Sealed Lips review: War drama tells story of a woman’s struggle in the present for her past and future

The film revives interest in a chapter of European history dating back to the end of World War II when the former German Democratic Republic (or East Germany) was administered by Soviet forces.

12 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

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Na Bole Wo Haram review: Short film shows how adults do everything for their own convenience

Nitish Patankar and Aditya Bhagat’s screenplay is easy and light. They handle the subject efficiently by adding a humour quotient through quirky dialogues.

12 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

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Sinjar review: Beautiful film that tackles a theme with a lot of outer and inner turmoil

Director Pampally uses the backdrop of the 2014 Sinjar massacre in Iraq to place his characters Fida and Suhara.

13 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

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To Let review: Chezhiyan Ra touches upon pertinent urban housing problems

The film moves at a comfortable pace to show the passage of time between a family’s eviction notice and the struggle to find a new home.

14 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Bengali Malayalam 1 more

Now there is no market for films showcased in Indian Panorama section: Jayaraj

At the 49th International Film Festival of India, the Malayalam filmmaker spoke about how National award winning film Bhayanakam only ran for two weeks in theatres.

15 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Tulu

How Paddayi director Abhaya Simha worked with Mogaveera fishing community in Karnataka

The director said it was not necessary to be honest to the text, but to be honest to the life they were representing.

15 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi Israel

It’s just a different kind of brush: Dan Wolman on filmmaking with cell phones

The veteran Israeli filmmaker is optimistic that with the improvement in technology the younger generation will come up with good films shot even on cell phones.

15 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

Editing made me realise I don't have to be linear: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Speaking at the 49th International Film Festival of India, the Mirzya (2016) director said he would rather be known for his failures than his successes.

15 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

I can’t design my shots on a laptop: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at IFFI 2018

The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) director said that he loves shooting on location, after gauging his artistes, the weather and other factors, instead of planning the shots sitting in an AC room.

16 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Kannada Ladakhi

An award brings focus to your film: Paddayi director Abhaya Simha

The National award-winning director was speaking at the 49th International Film Festival of India in Panaji, Goa.

17 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

No controversy shows that everyone's hardwork has paid off: IFFI festival director Chaitanya Prasad

The additional director general (News), Doordarshan News, spoke on the sidelines of the ongoing 49th International Film Festival of India about this year’s edition, plans for next year’s golden jubilee festival, jury selection, and more.

17 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

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Gyamo review: Wholesome lesson on more than snow leopards in the Himalayas

Directors Gautam Pandey and Doel Trivedi present a beautifully shot documentary on the ecosystem in the upper reaches of the mountain range.

17 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Malayalam Marathi

Let’s categorise cinema into good or bad: Lijo Jose Pellisery at IFFI 2018

The Malayalam filmmaker spoke about how he used only ambient sound in his satire Ee.Ma.Yau. 

18 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

50th edition of IFFI will be India’s showcase to the world: Festival director Chaitanya Prasad

With a couple of days left for the 49th International Film Festival of India to conclude, the ministry of information and broadcasting has already started work on the next year’s golden jubilee edition.

18 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

Narration is a diagnostic tool, way to build your confidence: Shridhar Raghavan

At the 49th International Film Festival of India, filmmakers Shridhar and Sriram discuss how narrating scripts helps gauge when the attention is dipping.

18 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Tamil

We focused on finding realistic characters: Baaram casting director-actor Sugumar Shanmugam

Sugumar and writer-director-editor Priya Krishnaswamy speak about how they cast nearly 80 artistes to tell their story strongly.

18 days ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi Marathi 1 more

Truth should never be commodified: FTII professor Sandeep Chatterjee

On biopics, Chatterjee said it is important to revisit history and biopics are a great way to do that, but one should be careful.

18 days ago — Blessy Chettiar