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Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
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Shakeel Khan
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Ajai Jose
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Pradeep
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Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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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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War | Drama | Romance

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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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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

Karan Shergill: Romi? Don't you ever get bored?
Romila "Romi" Dutta: [sighs] Who has the time to get bored? There are so many things in the world, so much work, that if someone is really interested then one can never get bored.
Karan Shergill: Yeah... yeah, I know. You are right.
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Karan Shergill: Romi... why does a girl like you love me? Why do you love me?
Romila "Romi" Dutta: Hmmm... you want to get praised?
Karan Shergill: [Rolls eyes] Seriously yaar...
Romila "Romi" Dutta: Well, I haven't seen you do anything bad till date. Neither have I heard anything cheap from your mouth. And I respect you for that. I like...
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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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Bang on Target! (Almost perfect )
7 May 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Farhan Akhtar has shown it once again! This man is amazingly creative and magical. His style is great and his efforts of making a movie which has something to be learnt from is fantastic. His movies are not just for entertainment, but also for inspiration. Lakshya is story of a boy who hasn't an aim, a LAKSHya in his life. He doesn't know what he wants to be or what he is good at. Karan Shergill played by Hrithik Roshan (a very sincere actor) is like any other person who wants to know what he wants to be. Inspired by his friend he applies for military school and joins it and then his journey of becoming a MAN from a BOY starts...

Performances:

Hrithik Roshan: Great performance, just awesome. This actor is the brightest actor in Bollywood today. His performance in KMG was highly appreciated and this performance is on par with his KMG act.

Om Puri: great actor.. some of the really great dialogs were given to him.. He is a living legend.

Amitabh Bachchan: Great performance, His eyes and silence in the movie say a lot more than words.

Preity Zinta: good performance, the character wasn't well-sketched but still good efforts from her side in some of the scenes.

Sushant Singh: This actor is superb, one more under-rated great performance of him after his awesome acting in TLOBS.

Boman Irani: This man is good in everything. His telephone scene with Hrithik Roshan was great. One of the best scenes in the movie.

Overall: A very well-made movie. Great acting by almost everyone in the cast. Great choreography, great cinematography and fantastic direction. Keep it up Hrithik, Farhan and Ritesh (the young producer)

9.5/10 Almost perfect


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