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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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Director:
Writers:
Chandran Rutnam
Neeraj Pandey (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 November 2013 (Qatar) See more »
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Plot:
A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
despite B movie prod. value, its a great effort, engaging and..... See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Kingsley ... The Man

Ben Cross ... DIG

Patrick Rutnam ... IP Mohideen

James Koch ... IP Ranjan (as Frederick-James Lobato)
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

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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language
Runtime:
86 min
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Trivia:
Inspired by a bollywood film 'A Wednesday'See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of A Wednesday (2008)See more »

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30 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
despite B movie prod. value, its a great effort, engaging and....., 26 April 2013
Author: neilzao

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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