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A Common Man -- A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
A Common Man -- Academy Award®-winner Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross star in this action thriller about an ordinary man who reaches his breaking point when a corrupt government frees four terrorists. Directed by Chandran Rutnam.

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Writers:
Chandran Rutnam
Neeraj Pandey (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 November 2013 (Qatar) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Kingsley ... The Man

Ben Cross ... DIG

Patrick Rutnam ... IP Mohideen

Frederick-James Lobato ... IP Ranjan
Numaya Siriwardena ... Dilky
Jerome de Silva ... SP Victor
Dushyanth Weeraman ... Dilfer

Mohamed Adamaly ... Chief Secretary

Kian O'Grady ... Sergeant Bernard
Susan Zareena ... Aisa
Lucky Wickremanayake ... Chief Minister
Veena Jayakody ... Vegetable Seller
Ashan Dias ... Akthul Majood
Wilson Gunaratne ... Prakash Kumar
Sando Harris ... D. Gopinath
Wilmon Sirimanne ... Sunil Master
Pujitha Kanachana ... TV Cameraman
Teddy Vidyalankara ... Pithala Nihal
Dhanam Senathirajah ... Officer Ganeshan
Suresh Weththasinghe ... Officer Warner
Roshie Sandrasegaram ... Sketch Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Udana Fonseka ... Akthul Majood (voice)

Christine Sclafani ... Eva
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Directed by
Chandran Rutnam 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Neeraj Pandey  original screenplay
Chandran Rutnam 

Produced by
Sumeet Aggarwal .... associate producer
D. Ravichandra Babu .... associate producer
B.S. Radha Krishnan .... producer
Paul Mason .... executive producer
Manohan Nanayakkara .... producer
Manohar Prasad .... co-producer
Ravi Shankar Prasad .... co-producer
Chandran Rutnam .... producer
Jonathan Sheinberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ramesh Vinayakam (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Chandana Jayasinghe 
 
Film Editing by
James Rutnam 
 
Casting by
Stacey Rosen 
 
Production Design by
Sunil Wijeratne 
 
Makeup Department
Vidura Abeydeera .... assistant makeup artist
Narada Thotagamuwa .... key makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Vijay Rathinam .... sound designer
S. Sivakumar .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Kalaiarasan .... 3D artist: GeminiFX
Ramesh Karthikeyan .... visual effects supervisor: GeminiFx
Sivilesh .... cg artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Malory Congoste .... a camera first assistant: second unit
Antoine Marteau .... director of photography: second unit / additional photography
 
Other crew
Sachin Suresh Gurav .... publicity designer
Emileigh Phan .... assistant to producer
 

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language
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86 min
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ben Kingsley is more than A Common Man, 16 May 2013
Author: rgblakey from United States

Ben Kingsley is one of those actors that is always amazing but takes on such a wide variety of strange roles that sometimes he gets thrown into something that he just can't save. At the same time he has delivered so many brilliant performances that those few missteps can be ignored. Fresh of the triumph of his awesome performance in Iron Man 3 comes his latest film A Common Man alongside Ben Cross. Will this be another great performance to add to his impressive resume or be lost in struggling film?

A Common Man follows a terrorist who plants several bombs around the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released. This is one of those movies that initially looks fairly low budget and could have easily fallen into obscurity if not for the star power of Ben Kingsley. The film opens leaving little mystery to what is happening and what Kingsley's character is up to or so you think. Thanks to some clever writing and another great performance by Kingsley this film takes an interesting and unexpected turn to create a film that is much better than it would have been. On the flip side most of those around the rest of the film deliver OK performances with Ben Cross seemingly just walking through his performance and offering nothing all that much the character or the film. This film plays as more of a thriller as opposed to an action film and leads you down a path that has been touched on numerous times, but quickly makes a U-turn into a completely different direction.

This is an intriguing film that manages to create a story that is sure to keep you invested until the very end. As mentioned before while most of the performances do nothing to really suck you in, its Kingsley's performance that carries this movie. This isn't a perfect movie by any means, but does offer some interesting twists and turns that make this film worth checking out.

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