Ibrahim Rowther was an Indian film producer and writer who had worked on Tamil language films. He produced films under the studios Rowther Films, Tamilannai Cine Creation and IV Cine International.
A. S. Ibrahim Rowther
Ibrahim Rowther launched his first film, Uzhavan Magan in 1987 to promote his friend Vijayakanth as an actor in the Tamil film industry. Vijayakanth subsequently garnered several bigger offers, and regularly collaborated with Ibrahim during his acting career.
In 2000, Ibrahim Rowther announced five new films as a part of a comeback after a brief slowdown. He created a new banner known as Kamban Kalaikoodam, and planned to collaborate with directors he had already worked with. He announced films including Manobala's Naan Paada Ninaippathellam featuring Ramesh Aravind, Swarnamalya and Suhasini; Senthilnathan's Kadhal Mudal Kadhal Varai featuring Bala Kumaran and Uma; J. Panneer's Enakkoru Snehithi featuring Hamsavardhan and Rishi; A. R. Ramesh's Daddy featuring Raghuvaran; and R. Aravindraj's Pesum Vizhigal. None of the films materialised owing to financial problems.
His last release was Puriyadha Anandam Puthithaga Arambam (2015) featuring Krish and Srushti Dange in the lead role. Rowther had selected Krish for the role in late 2012, but the film eventually went through a production delay and did not perform well at the box office.
Ibrahim had a close relationship with his childhood friend, actor Vijayakanth. As his trusted confidante in the industry, Ibrahim was entrusted with the job of picking out the right scripts and producing films for the actor. However, the pair later fell out in 2012, with Rowther departing from Vijayakanth's political party to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam citing that Vijayakanth lacked decorum. Vijayakanth later visited Rowther in hospital a week before his death, and wrote an open letter about their friendship.
Ibrahim often co-produced films with his wife, Tamil Fathima, for the studio Tamilannai Cine Creation.
He died aged 64, following a prolonged illness on 22 July 2015.
- Rowther Films
|Uzhavan Magan||1987||R. Aravindraj||Vijayakanth, Raadhika, Radha|
|Thalattu Padava||1990||R. Sundarrajan||Parthiban, Rupini, Kushboo|
|Bharathan||1992||Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy||Vijayakanth, Bhanupriya, Napoleon|
|Thai Mozhi||1992||R. R. Ilavarasan||Sarathkumar, Vijayakanth, Mohini|
|Rajadurai||1995||S. A. Chandrasekhar||Vijayakanth, Jayasudha, Sivaranjani|
|Karuppu Nila||1995||R. Aravindraj||Vijayakanth, Ranjitha, Kushboo|
|Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale||1996||Senthilnathan||Arun Pandian, Mansoor Ali Khan, Rajashree|
|Dharma||1998||Keyaar||Vijayakanth, Preetha Vijayakumar, Shilpa|
|Puriyadha Anandam Puthithaga Arambam||2015||Syed Ibrahim||Krish, Srushti Dange|
|Ellam Mela Irukuruvan Paathuppan||2020||U. Kaviraj||Aari, Shaashvi Bala|
- Tamilannai Cine Creation
|Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran||1988||Senthilnathan||Vijayakanth, Raadhika, Anand|
|Paattukku Oru Thalaivan||1989||Liaquat Ali Khan||Vijayakanth, Shobana|
|En Aasai Machan||1994||R. Sundarrajan||Vijayakanth, Murali, Revathi|
|Gandhi Pirantha Mann||1995||R. Sundarrajan||Vijayakanth, Revathi, Ravali|
|Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale||1996||Senthilnathan||Arun Pandiyan|
|Dhinamum Ennai Gavani||1997||A. R. Ramesh||Ramki, Sanghavi, Prakash Raj|
|Simmasanam||2000||Eshwaran||Vijayakanth, Kushboo, Manthra|
- I. V. Cine Productions
|Pulan Visaranai||1990||R. K. Selvamani||Vijayakanth, Rupini, Radharavi|
|Captain Prabhakaran||1991||R. K. Selvamani||Vijayakanth, Rupini, Sarathkumar|
|Sakkarai Devan||1993||J. Panneer||Vijayakanth, Sukanya, Kanaka|
|Ulavuthurai||1998||Ramesh Selvan||Vijayakanth , Meena ,|
|Pulan Visaranai 2||2015||R. K. Selvamani||Prashanth, Karthika, Parul Yadav|