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Lakshya (2004)

 -  War | Drama | Romance  -  18 June 2004 (USA)
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When taken out of comfort zone, pampered young man Karan faces the reality of having goalless life.

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Maj. Binod Sengupta
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Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
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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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Karan is a lazy man, who is good for nothing. He lives on the income generated by his father and elder brother, who run the family business. All Karan does is have fun with his buddies and romance a woman named Romi. When he watches an action movie, he and his friends decide to enlist in the army, but the course proves to be too much of a bother and he abandons it half way, thus making his lose respect on the home front. Romi also stops respecting him. Now Karan decides that he must re-join the army and show to his family and Romi that he too is focused about 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)

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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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Mut zur Entscheidung - Lakshya  »

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Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$139,000 (USA) (25 June 2004)

Gross:

$752,344 (USA) (23 July 2004)
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The vast majority of the non-speaking Army roles in the film were filled by real-life soldiers of 13th Battalion, The Punjab Regiment. (In the film, the unit portrayed is 3rd Battalion, The Punjab Regiment.) See more »

Goofs

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

Capt. Jalal Akbar: So where are you from?
Karan Shergill: New Delhi
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Oh, the capital. That's good. I am from Maliyabad. Ever heard of it?
Karan Shergill: Yes sir.
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Really? Where?
Karan Shergill: Well, I just heard it 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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