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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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Mr. Shergill
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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:

18 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Mut zur Entscheidung - Lakshya  »

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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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Arjun Rampal was offered the role of Jalal Akbar. See more »

Goofs

At 2:46:06, Karan is shown rock climbing with two trailing ropes loosely entangled. When the point of view changes to an overhead camera, the ropes are clearly far from being tangled. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Jalal Akbar: Where are you from?
Karan Shergill: Delhi.
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Mm, the capital. I'm from Maliyabad. Ever heard of it?
Karan Shergill: Yes, sir.
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Where?
Karan Shergill: Just now, sir, from you.
[Capt. Akbar bursts into laughter]
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A power packed performance of the whole cast.
9 July 2004 | by (Calcutta, India) – See all my reviews

One runs out of superlatives while commenting on this masterpiece, but the one word for it is: EXCELLENT. I won't go into details of this movie, but the tremendous performance of Hrithik gives signs of an actor coming of age. Starting from his college days to his maturity as a military officer, the trials & tribulations that the urban youth goes through is truthfully portrayed in the movie. Preity Zinta's role as a reporter gives way to her usual peppy self & is completely adorable. Mr.Amitabh Bachan's & Mr.Puri's role though small but are prominent as also the acting by the other soldiers. Lakshya is a very different movie from others dealing with the same issue like 'LOC:Kargil' did, though there are many characters in the movie but each are handled aptly and leaves a lasting impression on the mind.

The cinematography by Christopher Popp was breathtaking as well as the music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Shot in the raw & inhospitable beauty of Kashmir, the movie is exceptional.

On the whole good entertainment from an accomplished director like Farhan Akhtar, whose first movie is still my favourite.

9.5/10


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