A Common Man (film)
|A Common Man|
Ben Kingsley as A Common Man
|Directed by||Chandran Rutnam|
|Produced by||Manohan Nanayakkara
|Screenplay by||Chandran Rutnam|
Jerome de Silva
|Music by||Ramesh Vinayakam|
|Edited by||James Rutnam|
Asian Digital Entertainment Ltd.
|Distributed by||Myriad Pictures|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Country||Sri Lanka / USA|
A Common Man is an award winning movie that won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor awards at the Madrid International Film Festival and bronze medal in the Feature Films category at the New York Festivals’ International Television and Film Awards, three of the 119 Gold World Medals, 145 Silver, 104 Bronze, and 327 Finalist Certificates awarded that day.
The film starts in a room full of bomb making material and newspaper articles about LTTE bombings in Sri Lanka, the screen then cuts to a typical busy morning in Colombo. "The Man" (Ben Kingsley) plants five bombs around the city; on a public bus, in a shopping mall and the Polgoda police station, on an intercity train, and at the Katukurunda Airfield. The man then establishes his mini control station on top a skyscraper in Dehiwala and calls the police chief Morris Da Silva (Ben Cross) and informs him that if four prisoners are not released, the bombs will be detonated.
- Ben Kingsley as "The Man"
- Ben Cross as Morris Da Silva
- Pattrick Rutnam as IP Mohideen
- Fredrick-James Koch as IP Rangan Jayaweera
The movie received negative reviews, IMDb rated the it 4.3/10 on their site and RottenTomatoes gave it a 13% through audience rating. The movie won the awards for the best film and the best actor (Ben Kingsley) in the Madrid Film Festival.
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