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Three awards for ‘A Common Man’

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A Common Man, a movie by veteran director Chandran Rutnam won the three best awards at the Madrid International Film Festival today.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Mr. Rutnam said the Movie had received awards for Best Picture, the Best Director while the Best Actor’s award went to Sir Ben Kingsley.

“The movie was nominated for five categories at the Madrid International Film Festival. It achieved the best three awards at the festival,” he said.
A Common Man is a production of Asia Digital Entertainment which produced the feature film, The Road From Elephant Pass, a Finalist Award winner at the 2011 New York International Television and Film Awards. The film has been adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam.

A Common Man is produced by Manohan Nanayakkara, B.S. Radha Krishnan and Chandran Rutnam.

In A Common Man, which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Ben Kingsley) has planted five bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison.

When he makes his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Ben Cross), a confrontation ensues that sets off this exciting, non-stop action film that pits truth versus duty in a thrilling duel to the end. (LSP)

A Common Man Official Trailer

  Comments - 10

  • boss Monday, 08 July 2013 04:14 PM

    remake movies will not be awarded oscar, yet it is good to appreciate the honor for the sri lankan cinema, but it would be better for an original script than a remake script, to be honest our original scripts are much more better than this kind of remakes.

    manuwel giyar Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:40 AM

    SL has done well quite recently. We are proud of these achievement and wish more and more success.

    Rajitha Seneviratne Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:54 AM

    We are so happy that Mr Chandra Rutnam’s film from Sri Lanka received high recognition. He has brought immense credit to Sri Lanka. People like Mr. Steven Spielberg came to Sri Lanka to film their epic movies because of him. It is time the government gives him a high award. Even on wikidepiea he is featured
    in the company of great Hollywood personalities such as Alfred Hitchcock. May he have a long life and contribute more to Sri Lankan cinema.

    ANTON Monday, 08 July 2013 12:28 PM

    APE LOKKA ???

    Merry Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:54 AM

    Congratulations to Mr. Chandran Ratnam for this great honor to Sri Lanka. It's a nice change from all the stupid movies that are produced in Sri Lanka, with all the running behind trees nonsense.

    Porky Pig Monday, 08 July 2013 02:21 PM

    Fitting it was filmed in Sri Lanka. The part 2 will be story based on Modawansa.

    RamUK Monday, 08 July 2013 02:28 PM

    DIG Vaas should acted....

    Dil Monday, 08 July 2013 03:15 PM

    This plot seems similar to Hindi Film call "Wednesday" by Neeraj Panday which was release few years back.

    Dilan Joseph Monday, 08 July 2013 03:26 PM

    Good Job, hope it will be nominated for an Oscar

    kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:35 AM

    there was tamil movie that kammalhassan planting bombs in various places in chennai some time back,is this similar to that hope not

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