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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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Pradeep
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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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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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Trivia

The last time two legends Amrish Puri and Amitabh Bachchan acted opposite each other. 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

Romila "Romi" Dutta: What's going on, man?
Alwyn: Mushko, Dras, Kaksar, Batalik - same story everywhere.
Romila "Romi" Dutta: I don't understand. Why do wars happen? What are so many people dying for? When will we understand? We can't solve issues through war but through peace, and by understanding...
Capt. Saket Ahluwalia, Dogra Regt.: [shouts loudly from the other table] JUST SHUT UP! Just shut up!
Capt. Saket Ahluwalia, Dogra Regt.: [confronts Romi and others] Go give this lecture on peace and understanding somewhere else! Get Lost!
Alwyn: Look, I think you've misunderstood us...
Capt. Saket Ahluwalia, Dogra Regt.: You want peace and understanding? Well,...
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References The Public Enemy (1931) 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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Lakshya is absolutely excellent: A Class Product from India!
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely fantastic. Hrithik Roshan is brilliantly understated in this coming-of-age epic. World-class production values and high father-son, soldier-soldier emotional content that's not forced (Like the overdone mess LOC). The war scenes were brilliant. People must remember, this film was NOT BASED ON KARGIL. Akhtar took the war as a backdrop to show Karan's transformation - his path from irresponsible and misguided childhood to manhood. This film was quite an experience. I just can't understand how this flopped (If grossing 22 Crores in India can be termed "poor box office performance"). Man, my countrymen really take the cake. Garbage like Veer Zaara (Stunning locales, beautiful people, and amazing music, but overall POOR in terms of content) and Kal Ho Na Ho are lapped up by audiences, but Yuva and Lakshya are rejected completely. After Shah Rukh Khan murdered Asoka with his obsessive megalomania and J.P. Dutta took jingoism to an all-time low in LOC, Lakshya is an epic motion picture. Somewhat muted and subtle, but never EVER slight. Hrithik's a star.


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