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Lakshya (2004)

 |  War, Drama, Romance  |  18 June 2004 (USA)
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

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Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
Sharad S. Kapoor ...
Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Maj. Kaushal Verma (as Raj Zutshi)
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Capt. Jalal Akbar
Prashant Chianani ...
Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan
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Ajai Jose
Aditya Srivastava ...
Pradeep
Abir Goswami ...
Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ...
Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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Storyline

Karan is a lazy good-for-nothing who lives on the generated income of his father and elder brother at their family business. Karan's days: hang out with buddies and romance a woman named Romi. When he watches an action movie, he decides to enlist in the army with a friend, but basic training proves to be too much of a bother and he shortly abandons it, thus making him lose respect on the home front. Romi also stops respecting him. Karan decides he must re-join the army and show his family and Romi that he, too, is focused upon the path he has to take in this lifetime, but will he be resilient enough to carry out this task? Written by Sumitra (corrected by Calista / edited by statmanjeff)

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It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself

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War | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£122,137 (UK) (18 June 2004)

Gross:

$752,344 (USA) (23 July 2004)
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Trivia

This film portrays a fictionalized account of the actions of 3 Punjab. As the film shows, 3 Punjab was based in Kargil and was among the first of the units to detect the Pakistani intrusion across the Line of Control; however, they did not actually capture "Peak 5179" or any other peak. Much of the on-screen unit's actions are inspired by the actions of various other battalions during the conflict. As the film credits the story as fiction based on fact and is largely truthful to the overall situation, the Army officially endorsed and approved the film. See more »

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When Hrithik Roshan receives a letter from his friend while in Kargil and is interrupted by his fellow senior officer, he puts the letter in his right pant pocket, but when he remembers about the letter later on, he removes the letter from his left pant pocket. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Shergill: [on the phone] Karan? Where are you? How are you?
Karan Shergill: I can't tell you where I am, but I'm okay, Dad.
Mr. Shergill: Thankl God for that. You're mother's been praying day and night - and when you call, she isn't home.
Karan Shergill: This call is for you, to tell you something I have never told said. Dad, you have given me so much in life, but all I have given you is grief.
Mr. Shergill: Why are you saying this, Karan?
Karan Shergill: Please don't think that I'm not aware of this. I love you, Dad.
Mr. Shergill: I love you, too. Now, let me tell you something. Not one ...
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Good story, well told
20 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyable, good story, well told. Farhan Akhtar has done it again, after his first movie Dil Chahta Hai.

Hrithik Roshan's character grows up from being a confused young lad to a man with a mission. Shades of An Officer and a Gentleman, Guns of Navarone, and a little of Saving Private Ryan.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have created more of their world music, and it rocks. The first two songs were fabulous; the other songs should be skipped, I thought.

As in Dil Chahta Hai, the parents are all ultra-supportive. They also dress and decorate in expensive nouveau handlooms, rattan furniture, slip covers, etc. Boston Brahmin did a good review.

Very nice and straightforward; none of the Hindu Family Values reactionary material that Bollywood routinely churns out.


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