I. Mueenuddin Ahmed

Other names of I. Mueenuddin Ahmed: I. Ahmed, I Mueenuddin, I. Ahmed

I. Mueenuddin Ahmed, popularly known as I. Ahmed, is a 43 year old film director and producer. He was born on 30th March 1973 in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from Loyola College in Chennai in Visual Communication.

He has worked for the last 15 years in the field of media, where he has created content for film, television and radio. He has directed more than 60 short films till date. He is also the managing partner of Think Entertainment. He is the writer and director of the 2009 feature film ‘Vaamanan’ and the 2013 film ‘ Endrendrum Punnagai’. He has directed and written the screenplay for the yet to be released ‘ Manithan’, which is presently in its post-production stages.

I. Ahmed was not the brightest of students at school, and it wasn’t until he joined Loyola College that he found his true niche. I. Ahmed started his career as an assistant director to ‘ Kathir’, and worked in the Tamil romantic films Kadhal Desam in 1996 and Kadhalar Dhinam in 1999. He then left for greener pastures in Singapore, where he had set up a successful ad-filmmaking company. He himself said in an interview that his life in Singapore was ‘smooth and comfortable’, but that there was always a vacuum in his life that money and comfort couldn’t occupy.

He returned to India to make films, as according to him, cinema is not something one can easily forget. He soon realized, however, that the films he wanted to make were not ones that the audience wanted to watch. He had the realization that if he wanted to make the films that were in his head, he should have moved to Hollywood. This is because in India, unlike the West, cinema is the primary entertainment source for people, and for a film to run successfully, it should be tailored to the taste of the general audience.

He tried to apply his newfound realization in the making of Vaamanan, tailoring it to what he thought the audience would like best. Despite his best efforts, it was not a huge success, and that was when he understood that he needed to implement his own style to make his creations stand out. This gave birth to Endrendrum Punnagai, which turned out to be a hit, and opened up new opportunities for the director.

Agathiyan Tamil Actor

Agathiyan

Agathiyan is a famous film director in the Tamil film industry. He won awards like the National Film Award for Best Direction and National Film Award for Best Screenplay in the year 1996. He won both these awards for his work in the Tamil film named ‘Kaadhal Kottai’. Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan, his daughter, has also made her career in acting. She made her debut in acting in the film named ‘Chennai 600028’ in Tamil language in the year 2007. Karthika, his eldest daughter, is a host on Makkal TV. She is married to a Tamil director named Thiru, who directed films like ‘Samar’ and ‘Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai’. He worked as an assistant director in many films and finally entered into the film industry as a director almost a decade back. His father was an agriculturist. He packed his bag and went to Chennai to try his luck as a movie director. Because of this, he lost the support of his family. He used to do various odd jobs to earn money. He worked as an assistant for any person who offered him some food and shelter. A producer of small budgeted films, Anbalaya Prabhakaran, gave him a chance to work as a director and writer for the film ‘Madhumathi’. It was a teenage love story. The film brought back Agathiyan to the same position where he was in the beginning. He was credited as a director and writer in the year 1991 for the film ‘Mangalyam Thanthuna Nae’ in the Tamil language. He wrote the story for the film ‘Pondatti Rajyam’ in the year 1992. In 1996, he directed and wrote three films namely ‘Vaanmathi’, ‘Kaadhal Kottai’ and ‘Gokulathil Seethai’. He was also the director and writer of the film named ‘Vidukathai’ in the year 1997. In 1998, he wrote the film ‘Santhosham’ in Tamil. He was the director and writer of three films in the year 1999. They are ‘Kaadhal Kavithai’ in Tamil, ‘Sirf Tum’ and ‘Hum Ho Gaye Aapke’ in Hindi. In the same year, he worked as an actor in the film ‘Poovellam Kettuppar’ in Tamil. He also acted in the film ‘Vinnukkum Mannukkum’ in the year 2001. In 2002 and 2004, he directed and wrote films like ‘Kadhal Samrajyam’, ‘Ramakrishna’ in Tamil and ‘Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu’ in Telugu. He directed, wrote and produced the Tamil film ‘Selvam’ in the year 2005. He also acted in the film ‘Agaram’ in the year 2007. He worked as a director and writer for the Tamil film ‘Nenjathai Killadhe’ in 2008. In the year 2011, he acted in two films named ‘Avargalum Ivargalum’, and ‘Maithanam’ in Tamil. He won three National Film Awards like National Film Award for Best Direction, National Film Award for Best Screenplay, and National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for the film ‘Kaadhal Kottai’, directed and written by him. He bagged the Filmfare Award for being the best Tamil director for the same film in the year 1997.

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