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Death Watch (2013)

A Common Man (original title)
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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.

Director:

Chandran Rutnam

Writers:

Neeraj Pandey (original screenplay), Chandran Rutnam
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... The Man
Ben Cross ... DIG
Patrick Rutnam ... IP Mohideen
Frederick-James Koch Frederick-James Koch ... IP Ranjan (as Frederick-James Lobato)
Numaya Siriwardena Numaya Siriwardena ... Dilky
Jerome de Silva Jerome de Silva ... SP Victor
Dushyanth Weeraman Dushyanth Weeraman ... Dilfer
Mohamed Adamaly ... Chief Secretary
Kian O'Grady ... Sergeant Bernard
Susan Zareena Susan Zareena ... Aisa
Lucky Wickremanayake Lucky Wickremanayake ... Chief Minister
Veena Jayakody Veena Jayakody ... Vegetable Seller
Ashan Dias Ashan Dias ... Akthul Majood
Wilson Gunaratne Wilson Gunaratne ... Prakash Kumar
Sando Harris Sando Harris ... D. Gopinath
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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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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Adaptation of the Bollywood movie A Wednesday (2008), a Niraj Pandey movie. See more »

Goofs

The Common Man is supposedly very intelligent, yet he makes two obvious mistakes: First, he stashes his bombs in places where they could easily be found: on a train's luggage rack, under a bus seat, and in a public trash can. Second, his headquarters on the open roof of a tall building could easily be seen by hundreds of people in the adjacent buildings. See more »

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Remake of A Wednesday (2008) See more »

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despite B movie prod. value, its a great effort, engaging and.....
26 April 2013 | by neilzaoSee 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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Sri Lanka | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Qatar) See more »

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$112,633
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1.85 : 1
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