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

Article Kannada Marathi

IFFI 2017: Regrettable that Nude was not screened, says Yogesh Soman

The acclaimed Marathi writer-director, however, said it was a proud moment to have nine Marathi films in the Indian Panorama section.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Konkani

Giving the synopsis would diminish interest in Zuzari: Director Mandar Talauliker

Cinestaan.com caught up with first-time director Talauliker, who spoke about his research, challenges and more, while making Konkani documentary Zuzari.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017 pays homage to Tom Alter with Ocean Of An Old Man

The slow pace of the film is its strength and also its weakness.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Konkani

IFFI is exposing us to great world cinema: Konkani film director Brijesh Kakodker

Brijesh Kakodker's Konkani film Tiffin Box was screened at the ongoing IFFI 2017. In a conversation with Cinestaan.com, the first time director talks about the effects of IFFI on Konkani cinema, his film, and more.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017 Open Forum: 'Social media an enabler, not competitor for documentary filmmaking'

Panellists, however, added a caveat that the authenticity of videos needs to be verified as they have the potential to create social unrest.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017: Desperately want to make another film in India, says Shekhar Kapur

The director, who was supposed to make his comeback with the film Paani, said there is no creativity without madness.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

Shekhar Kapur stands up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati

The Bandit Queen (1994) director said India as a society is in an absolute and desperate flux.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Bengali Hindi

IFFI 2017 Open Forum: Film personalities rue abuse of technology

TV director and consultant Syam GK said producers and filmmakers are abusing technology to economize on production, giving artistes no scope to perform.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017: Digital is undercutting the idea of iconism, says Shekhar Kapur

In a panel discussion, Kapur explained the existence of gatekeepers and how inertia was being sucked out of the system due to the digital space.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article English (India)

IFFI 2017: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar launches poster of Konkani film Amizade

The film, about four friends, is set in Goa and directed by Aniket Arun Naik.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017: Film school helps to create network, sustain career in filmmaking, agree panellists

At an open forum on the ‘Need for film courses and training to meet present-day demand’, panellists spoke about the perks of a formal education in filmmaking, though some believed some things about the craft cannot be taught.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Hindi

IFFI 2017: Madhur Bhandarkar’s Mumbai Mist weakest link in BRICS anthology

In Mumbai Mist, Chandrakant and Charlie become friends and the two have a blast, as they both learn precious little things from each other.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017: Sudhir Mishra, Satish Kaushik, Ranjit Kapoor pay homage to 'mad man' Kundan Shah

The cast and writer of the 1983 cult classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro met to speak about the late filmmaker, whom they remembered fondly with stories from their filming days.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi Marathi

IFFI 2017: DoP Sameer Bhaskar on the backbreaking experience of shooting uncut film Mahaprayan

Mahaprayan, based on a true story, is only the 21st uncut feature film in the world and the first in Konkani.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Assam

Jahnu Barua remembers good friend and veteran Assamese actor Biju Phukan

The filmmaker offered his condolences to the actor's family while IFFI director Sunit Tandon led the audience in observing a minute’s silence.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi

IFFI 2017: Always make children curious what's next, says Chhota Bheem creator Rajiv Chilaka

The animator speaks about the challenges of keeping children hooked to content, the fear of saturation, and the need for tweaking content every time.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Review Marathi

Pimpal review: Watch Dilip Prabhavalkar at his best in this emotional drama

The film, directed by Gajendra Ahire, is a picture-perfect postcard with just the right words to warm the cockles of your heart.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Hindi Tamil

IFFI 2017: We are battling a mindset while making children’s films, says Nitesh Tiwari

The Dangal (2016) director was speaking at the festival in Goa about why India hasn’t got its own children’s film with global appeal.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Marathi

IFFI 2017: Ajay Kurane’s Baluta is a strong statement on women’s empowerment

The film has a widow taking up her dead barber husband’s scissors and cutting through the patriarchal fabric of society, emerging a winner in the true sense.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

Article Assam

IFFI 2017: Liberated by response to Village Rockstars, says director Rima Das

The director speaks about her characters, her struggle, the response to her work, and much more.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar