It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others.
With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.
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)
The highest crane shot ever done for a feature film was done on 13 October 2003 with a 24ft Giraffe crane at 17.796 ft above the Tanglangla Pass (17582 ft) in Ladakh, India. See more »
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 »
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.
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