Ibrahim Rowther

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.

Ibrahim Rowther
Born
A. S. Ibrahim Rowther
OccupationProducer, writer
Spouse(s)Tamil Fathima

CareerEdit

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.[1]

In the late 1990s, Ibrahim took up a key administrative role in the Tamil Film Producers Council and later served as its president.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[4] 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.[7][8] Vijayakanth later visited Rowther in hospital a week before his death, and wrote an open letter about their friendship.[9]

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.[10]

FilmographyEdit

As producerEdit

Rowther Films
Title Year Director Cast Notes
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
Title Year Director Cast Notes
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
Title Year Director Cast Notes
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

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