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Ahmed at the shoot of Endrendrum Punnagai in 2012
30 March 1973
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Film director, producer|
I. Mueenuddin (born 30 March 1973), known as I. Ahmed, is an Indian film director and producer associated in South Indian cinema, predominantly known for his romantic-comedy film Endrendrum Punnagai (2013).
Early life and education
Mueenuddin was born and raised in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He completed his graduation in Visual Communication at Loyola College, Chennai.
He then left to Singapore to start a career as a television commercial ad director and directed more than 80 short films and content in other genres. He was the creative director for the media companies UTV, Radio City in India and Singapore. He has also set up a radio station, designing the core content and the sound of the station.
He was invited by the Contemporary Asian Arts Center and LASALLE-SIA College of Arts in Singapore to collaborate with musicians and performance artists on an artistic project named "Wax City" held in Bali, Australia and Singapore. He is the managing partner of "Think Entertainment". His films Vaamanan and Endrendrum Punnagai were released in 2009 and 2013 respectively.
Ahmed directed his next Tamil-language movie titled Manithan, released in 2016 and had a genre of legal thriller. The film featured Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Radha Ravi, Prakash Raj, and Vivek. It is an official remake of Subhash Kapoor's Hindi film Jolly LLB (2013), which itself being loosely based on the 1999 Delhi hit-and-run case. The story of Manithan revolves around a struggling lawyer in his hometown, comes to Chennai to become successful. He goes all out against a wealthy man in a hit-and-run case hoping that the publicity would help his business. The story was slightly altered from a comedy-drama genre in the original to a drama-thriller theme in Manithan. Manithan was released on 29 April 2016 to positive reviews[by whom?]. At present he is scripting for his next feature film.
- I. Ahmed on Internet Movie Database
- Vaamanan - Review - Oneindia Entertainment
- Vamanan movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India