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Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 18 June 2004 (USA)
An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

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Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
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Maj. Kaushal Verma
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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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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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Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 118,650,000 (India), 25 June 2004

Opening Weekend USA:

$139,000, 25 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$752,344, 25 July 2004
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Amar Singh managed to get the television channel office where Preity Zinta's character works in the film, the actual Sahara newsroom in Delhi. The entire space was vacated within a day's notice. The makers didn't have to pay anything for it, thanks to Amar Singh and Sahara, which is why Sahara and Amar Singh were thanked in the opening credits. 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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Rajeev Goel: Are you crazy? Are you crazy? You're going to Kargil?
Romila "Romi" Dutta: My boss also said the same thing first.
Rajeev Goel: He was right. Why go to some place engaged in a full-fledged war? Why take needless risks?
Romila "Romi" Dutta: There's no risk. And even if there is, it's not needless. Anyways, I am...
Rajeev Goel: You should have spoken to me first.
Romila "Romi" Dutta: Why?
Rajeev Goel: Why? You are my fiancée.
Romila "Romi" Dutta: So?
Rajeev Goel: Look, it's better we get a few things clear right now. If we want to be together, this attitude won't do. You'll have to make some changes.
Romila "Romi" Dutta: Change what?
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitni Baatein (Reprise)
Performed by Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
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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