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Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
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Capt. Jalal Akbar
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Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan
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Ajai Jose
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Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
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Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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Mr. Shergill
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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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INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

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£122,137 (UK) (18 June 2004)

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$752,344 (USA) (23 July 2004)
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In the flashback scenes Hrithik Roshan is wearing a wig, although he first claimed in interviews that it was his own hair and got away with it. 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 »

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Capt. Jalal Akbar: Do you like mangoes?
Karan Shergill: Sir?
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Mangoes?
Karan Shergill: I like them.
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Have you ever eaten mangoes from Maliyabad?
Karan Shergill: Sir, if you give them then I will surely eat!
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Lakshya
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar
© 2008 Sony Bmg
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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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