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A Common Man (2009)

Unnaipol Oruvan (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 September 2009 (India)
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A retiring police officer remembers a thrilling case of his life which is not recorded in any case files.


Chakri Toleti


Kamal Haasan (adapted screenplay), Ee. Raa. Murugan (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Top Rated Indian Movies #141 | 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Anonymous
Mohanlal ... I. G. Raghavan Maraar (as Mohan Lal)
Lakshmi ... Chief Secretary to CM of TN
Anuja Iyer Anuja Iyer ... Natasha Rajkumar
Poonam Kaur ... Anu Sethuraman
Ganesh Venkatraman ... Arif Khan
Bharath Reddy ... Inspector Sethu
Mukhtar Khan Mukhtar Khan ... Ibrahim Abdullah
Prem Kumar Prem Kumar ... Inspector Zachariah (as Prem)
Sriman ... Actor Aravind Babu
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Karamchand Lala
M.S. Bhaskar ... Complainant
R.S. Shivaji ... Sub-Inspector Babu Rao
Sarath Mandava Sarath Mandava ... Inspector Mallesh
Karate Raja Karate Raja ... Ahmedullah


The Police Commissioner gets an anonymous call. The caller demands that he release militants in exchange for information about the many bombs planted across Chennai city. The caller is obviously serious as the police find a bomb planted very close the their headquarters. The Police Commissioner is torn between releasing militants who had been responsible for killing innocent people and stopping bomb blasts around the city. What will he do? Or does he have a choice at all? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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'Kamal Haasan' filmed his scenes in 5 days. See more »


In one of the calls made to the commissioner's mobile phone, the protagonist uses his own mobile phone which is placed to his left rather than using the array of temporary, stripped down phones that were arranged on his right exclusively to make these fake calls with fake SIM cards. He could have been easily found out during this call itself. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove one shot in order to obtain a 12A classification. The shot removed depicted a police suspect involuntarily urinating while under interrogation. An uncut 15 classification was available. These cuts were made for the theatrical version, the uncut footage was later restored on the DVD version of the film which was classified 15 without cuts. See more »


Remake of A Wednesday (2008) See more »

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Good entertainer with gripping screenplay
4 June 2020 | by MichaelMKRSee all my reviews

Brilliant performances from both legends ulaga nayagan and lalettan.

This movie is better than Wednesday because of star and production value.

Reason kamal gives why he plot to kill terrorists is not convincing, I feel that is the only minus point in the movie.

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18 September 2009 (India) See more »

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