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

Review Marathi

Pipsi review: Must-watch tale of innocent faith and dogged hope

Director Rohan Deshpande presents a beautiful story with child artistes Maithili Patwardhan and Sahil Joshi.

12 months ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

Twilight years of saxophonist Manohari Singh through the eyes of friend Vish Shirali

Harmonica player Shirali, who played in many stage shows with the saxophonist, remembers his guru and father figure on the latter’s eighth death anniversary.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Gotya review: Interesting attempt marred by immature treatment

With an experienced hand at the helm, Gotya might have turned into a better experience for all, the cast as well as the viewers.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Youngraad review: This film about youth gone astray itself loses its way

Youngraad is impressive only in parts and offers little in terms of convincing storytelling.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Bedhadak review: This attempt to highlight conflict between sports and education lacks punch

Some of the twists in director Santosh Manjrekar's film are superficial while the climax is painfully predictable.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Konkani

Juze is local Goan shot of exploitation, hope and redemption

The strong human connect makes filmmaker Miransha Naik's story universally believable.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Marathi

Kaccha Limbu offers an uncomfortable experience that must not be missed

Director Prasad Oak’s film packs in memorable sights, sounds, emotions, and technical finesse in 115 precious minutes.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Marathi

Watch Pimpal at the Habitat festival for Dilip Prabhavalkar's acting masterclass

The veteran Marathi actor plays Arvind, a septuagenarian who battles loneliness as he lives in a virtual world.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Monkey Baat review: Good concept let down by simplistic execution

Monkey Baat has a child artiste at its centre but also the usual tropes used in a children’s film — a thin conflict (with great potential that remains untapped), too many characters, a manifestation of god and a generous sprinkling of values and morals.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Hindi

Zanjeer review: Well-paced revenge drama that works despite the thin plot

The dialogues, bordering on the corny but delivered with panache, the exciting chase and fight sequences, Kalyanji-Anandji's music and the grey shades of a likeable hero, a rarity in the era, make this a film worth revisiting.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

Hope Aur Hum title track: Mediocre number that inspires little confidence

The amateurish lyrics by Saurabh Dikshit involving simple everyday terms make it relatable but also ensure it remains largely unimpactful.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article English (India) Hindi

Zaffar And Tudu preview: A tale of rugby, challenges and self-discovery

Director Kavita Carneiro takes an unusual story of two underdogs to present a realistic documentary on how rugby changes their life.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Gulabjaam review: Entertainment served with dollops of heart

Director Sachin Kundalkar uses brilliant food metaphors to rustle up a layered film soaked in the goodness of a sensitive story with effortless humour, meaningful dialogue and good acting.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Hostel Days review: Good for a one-time watch to relive memories

Hostel Days has a confused plot that tries to include everything — friendship, love, jealousy, social evils, corruption, poverty and aspiration.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Dr Tatyaa Lahane review: An ego massage you can totally avoid

The film is full of incidents that glorify the man, often making the narrative sugary enough to pass off as a publicity exercise.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Malayalam

Thooppu preview: A seemingly simple tale with multiple layers

A genuine attempt by a sincere priest to help a young man with the mind of a child becomes the cause of conflict.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Hindi

Firangi review: Good story marred by bland execution

In Firangi, Kapil Sharma makes a conscious attempt of breaking away from that comedian image he has held on so far.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Konkani Malayalam

IFFI 2017: You see a Juze wherever you go in Goa, says filmmaker Miransha Naik

The Konkani director speaks about the lead characters of his acclaimed film, why he dislikes closeups, and the Sexy Durga controversy.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

Would have finished Aasra earlier had I known before: Director Ranjeet Jha on Tom Alter’s illness, passing

Alter, who passed away in September this year, acted in his last short film Aasra directed by Jha. Alter never saw the film.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Hindi

Aasra review: Minimum runtime, maximum entertainment in Tom Alter’s last short film

Suspense, flowing dialogues, the charming presence of Alter, sample characters, the setting — all come together beautifully to make this film thoroughly enjoyable.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar