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A Common Man -- A man holds a city hostage, threatening to detonate five massive bombs unless four of the most deadly international terrorists are released from prison. Starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross.
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 »
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This is a copy of movie "A Wednesday" which is an Hindi movie released in 2008 and 100 time better than this awful combination of production, direction, editing and acting. 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
Charlie Tucker ... British Air Traffic Controller (voice)

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
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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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
This is a copy of movie "A Wednesday" which is an Hindi movie released in 2008 and 100 time better than this awful combination of production, direction, editing and acting., 30 July 2013
Author: Junaid Hoath

The reason im rating this movie awful is that i have seen the original movie by which is in Hindi and was released in 2008. This is simply a English version of the movie "A Wednesday" which is one of the best movie's i have seen. The only reason i picked this movie to watch was because of Ben kingsley and i am very much disappointed and never expected such poor performance from him. I recommend everyone to watch "A Wednesday" with subtitile you maybe also find that on youtube.

This movie is awful in its every aspect either its the direction, production, editing, and above all the acting. When people copy something i would expect that to be a better version, improved one. This is just an awful movie and waste of time, i again recommend to watch the original movie "A Wednesday http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1280558/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4 ".

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