A Common Man (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  7 November 2013 (Qatar)
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A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Man
IP Mohideen
IP Ranjan (as Frederick-James Lobato)
Numaya Siriwardena ...
Jerome de Silva ...
SP Victor
Dushyanth Weeraman ...
Chief Secretary
Sergeant Bernard
Susan Zareena ...
Lucky Wickremanayake ...
Chief Minister
Veena Jayakody ...
Vegetable Seller
Ashan Dias ...
Akthul Majood
Wilson Gunaratne ...
Prakash Kumar
Sando Harris ...
D. Gopinath


A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.

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Adaptation of Bollywood movie 'A Wednesday' ;a Niraj Pandey film. See more »


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despite B movie prod. value, its a great effort, engaging and.....
26 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Despite B movie prod. value, its a great effort, engaging and.....Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. You'd have to dig hard into the 45+/- years of Ben Kingsley's career to find something not worth revisiting.

its refreshing to see suspense, well paced action/editing and performances in a movie that may unfortunately escape mainstream media's radar. too many times, big budget films prey upon the audience's desires for violence, T&A and the obvious, but this one didn't.

The movie has some flaws, we've seen similar themes (its a remake too) in other big releases, and again, the prod. value is flawed, particularly dubbing. My vote of 8 stars is generous, but attention should be drawn to A Common Man.

Maybe you predict the ending, maybe not.

I consider this a nice change of pace. In fact, after viewing the film, I visited IMDb, saw one review (more or less panning A Common Man), so i chose to offer my first review. I hope my opinion is helpful to you.

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