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.
Editorial Team

Articles by Blessy

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. 

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Bengali

Sa review: Singer Arijit Singh's directorial debut is a visually appealing film

However, the same cannot be said about the story. Simply put, it meanders.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2018: Sreekar Prasad explains how Manto, Kaminey and Mangal Pandey were edited

The ace explained why the Aamir Khan-starrer Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) took him the longest time to edit.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Ladakhi Tamil

Baaram, Walking With The Wind nominated for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

The ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal will be given to a film that best reflects Mahatma Gandhi's ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi Malayalam 1 more

Learnt the art of observation from dad: Sreekar Prasad on editor Akkineni Sanjeeva Rao

The master editor also spoke about uncle and filmmaker LV Prasad, who had a peculiar way of editing his films.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Tamil

Baaram review: Mercy killing or cold-blooded murder?

Director Priya Krishnaswamy takes an almost voyeuristic approach in her narrative to showcase the social evil of Thalaikoothal in parts of Tamil Nadu.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Assam Bengali 2 more

Every story has its own pace and an editor must adapt: A Sreekar Prasad at IFFI 2018

In a masterclass at the 49th International Film Festival of India, he enlightened the audience about the time when editing involved actual handling of film, which made it a physical labour.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Bengali

It’s a voyeuristic way of portraying lives, without intruding: Sampurak director Prabal Chakraborty

Speaking on the sidelines of the 49th International Film Festival of India, the IT engineer-turned-filmmaker shares why he decided to pick the subject of gender disparity and the treatment of working women at home.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

If you don’t have a recognizable face in your film, go home: Rahul Bose at IFFI 2018

The actor-director was speaking, at the ongoing International Film Festival of India, with respect to his directorial Poorna (2017), which sank without a trace.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Bengali

Sampurak review: Prabal Chakraborty makes strong statement on how working women are treated

The film traces how differently a man and a woman are treated at their respective homes after their joint win at a business workshop.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2018: Writers not treated as badly as before, agree Nila Madhab Panda, Pankaj Tripathi, Divya Dutta

However, actor-director Rahul Bose believes Hindi mainstream cinema is mostly driven by faces and not by stories.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Bengali Hindi 4 more

IFFI 2018: Indian Panorama jury rues lack of women on panel

The members opined that need for availability for a whole month could be the reason only one female member could be part of the jury.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi Malayalam 3 more

IFFI 2018: A film has to be without a flaw, Indian Panorama jury member Parvathi Menon

This year the International Film Festival of India received a total of 190 features and 109 non-feature as eligible entries for the Indian Panorama section. Of these, 26 feature and 21 non-feature films will be screened at the festival.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Bengali Hindi 2 more

IFFI 2018: Regional cinema in India is making huge strides, says Rahul Rawail

Rawail, chairman of the jury for the Indian Panorama (feature) section, was upbeat about the progress of regional cinema while highlighting the strong content in the section.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Ek Sangaychay review: Kay Kay Menon’s Marathi debut is a forgettable affair

The film is a case of unfortunate disharmony as the script and dialogues barely stand up to the brilliance of the musical score.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article American Bengali 2 more

The Aspern Papers to open IFFI 2018; retrospectives for Ingmar Bergman, Vinod Khanna

The 49th International Film Festival of India will be held in Goa from 20-28 November 2018.

8 months ago — Blessy Chettiar