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A Common Man (2013)

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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 ... 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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Country:

Sri Lanka | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Qatar) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Sir Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross appeared in War, Inc. (2008). See more »

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Although the bomb squad personnel wear heavy helmets, flak vests, and body armor while handling the bombs, they wear no gloves. No real bomb disposal expert would ever leave his hands unprotected. See more »

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Remake of A Wednesday (2008) See more »

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Kingsley's Talents Are Wasted Here
6 May 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A terrorist (Ben Kingsley) plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.

Writing a review for this film without revealing the end is a bit hard to do, but I will try. There are many things about this production that can be said...

First of all, this is a remake of an Indian film called "A Wednesday". I have not seen it, but if the reviews are any indication, the original is vastly superior (and probably worth my seeking out).

Second, Kingsley is completely wasted here. He is one of the great actors of our times, and is vastly underrated for some reason. He gets cast in movies that are forgettable, like this one and "The Wackness". Even when he shines (which is almost always), it is hard to appreciate the talent when he is surrounded by rubbish.

Lastly, the people who made this did not seem to grasp English. When Kingsley speaks, it sounds pretty okay. But when others speak, they talk in a nonsense style sometimes, repeat themselves a lot... it just never makes sense. This is the film's biggest weakness -- do not try to make a film in English if you cannot speak the language. I would much rather watch a Sri Lankan film with subtitles if it would sound more natural...


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