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Director:
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Javed Akhtar (dialogue)
Javed Akhtar (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 June 2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself
Plot:
An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lakshya is absolutely excellent: A Class Product from India! See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Amitabh Bachchan ... Col. Sunil Damle

Hrithik Roshan ... Karan Shergill

Preity Zinta ... Romila 'Romi' Dutta

Om Puri ... Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh

Sharad S. Kapoor ... Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)

Raj Zutshi ... Maj. Kaushal Verma

Sushant Singh ... Capt. Jalal Akbar
Prashant Chianani ... Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan

Ranvir Shorey (as Ranvir Shoerey)
Ajai Jose

Aditya Srivastava ... Pradeep
Abir Goswami ... Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)

Parmeet Sethi ... Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)

Boman Irani ... Mr. Shergill
Kushal Punjabi ... Rajeev Goel

Nawab Shah ... Maj. Satish Babbar
Sanjay M. Singh ... Capt. Manjit Singh Dhingra (as Sanjay.M.Singh)

Abhimanyu Singh ... Adjunct Major Pratap Singh
Amin Merchant ... Nikhil Trivedi

Amit Behl ... Company Commander (IMA)
Ashok Kumar ... Babulal
Aungchuk ... Fansukh
Bhanu Goswami ... Capt. Abeer Saxena, Dogra Regt.
Garima Kapoor ... Girl at Global news
Gaurav Rana ... Parvesh
Nimanshu Sharma ... Ashu (as Himanshu Sharma)
Nissar Khan ... Capt. Behraam Khan (Pakistan) (as Nisar Khan)
Jagir Singh ... Bhagerath
Jigmet Enn ... Sheperd 1
Nishith Ranjan ... Alwyn
Raghuvir Singh ... Army Photographer
Rajiv Kumar ... Gaurav
Ratna Malay ... Sapna
Rehmaan ... Alljoo
Santosh Shetty ... Radio Operator 1

Surendra Pal ... Commandant (IMA)
Sanjay Sharma ... Subedar Dharamvir Singh
Srivardhan ... Drill Instructor (IMA)
Suman Kumar ... Changiram
Syed Firdaus ... Sepoy Trilok Singh
Vipul Gupta ... Rakesh Bhavnani
Vishal Vijay ... Capt. Saket Ahluwalia, Dogra Regt.
Yogesh Br. Joshi ... Sepoy Yogendra

Lillete Dubey ... Mrs. Dutta, Romila's mother (as Lillette Dubey)
Anjula Bedi ... Special Appearance

K.K. Raina ... Special Appearance (as M K Raina)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tanvi Azmi ... Tanvi Azmi (uncredited)

Amrish Puri ... Brig Gen. Gautam Puri (uncredited)
M.K. Raina ... Mr. Dutta (uncredited)

Directed by
Farhan Akhtar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Javed Akhtar  dialogue
Javed Akhtar  screenplay
Javed Akhtar  story
Karan Kashyap  dialogue supervisor

Produced by
Farhan Akhtar .... producer
Zoya Akhtar .... executive producer
Deven Khote .... associate producer
Zarina Mehta .... associate producer
Ram Mirchandani .... executive producer: UTV
Ronnie Screwvala .... co-producer
Ritesh Sidhwani .... producer
Pravin Talreja .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Shankar Mahadevan  (as Shankar)
Loy Mendonsa  (as Loy)
Ehsaan Noorani  (as Ehsaan)
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Popp 
 
Film Editing by
Anand Subaya 
 
Casting by
Nandini Shrikent 
 
Art Direction by
Sunil Babu 
Suzzanne Merwanji 
Sonal Sawant 
 
Set Decoration by
Kalpa Dave 
Gayatri Marwah 
Ayesha Punvani  (as Ayeshya Punwani)
 
Costume Design by
Arjun Bhasin 
 
Makeup Department
Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar .... hair designer
Sonya Batra .... assistant makeup artist
Zakir Beig .... assistant makeup artist
Hemant Birhade .... assistant makeup artist
Ravi Chubal .... assistant makeup artist
Avan Contractor .... juince hair team
Nazafarin Gazdar .... hair stylist
Geetanjali .... assistant makeup artist
Kingsley Gomes .... hair stylist
Virginia Holmes .... assistant makeup artist
Virginia Holmes .... makeup supervisor
Linsey Hulme .... makeup artist
Hamid Khan .... assistant makeup artist
Pravin Pawar .... hair stylist
Sharad Pawar .... assistant makeup artist
Shyam Reddy .... assistant makeup artist
Kamlesh U. Shinde .... makeup artist
Serina Texiera .... hair stylist (as Serena Tixeira)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zoya Akhtar .... first assistant director
Chris Anderson .... second unit director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director
Shawn Arranha .... additional assistant director (as Shawn Aranha)
Lakshmipriya Devi .... second second assistant director
Ambika Hinduja .... second second assistant director
Reema Kagti .... first assistant director
Karan Malhotra .... additional assistant director
Nitya Mehra .... second assistant director
Mridula Palat .... additional assistant director
Sameer Sadhwani .... third assistant director
Nandini Shrikent .... second second assistant director
Ayesha Sood .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
S. Bhaskaran .... art department
P. Chandraiah .... art department
Gokul Das .... art department (as Gokuldas)
M. Dhanashekaran .... art department
Ganesh .... art department
Rohit Ganju .... assistant decorator
Rajesh Ghoderao .... art department
G. Jayasanth .... art department
P.K. Jhony .... art department
R. Kaliyamoorty .... art department
A. Karnan .... art department
M. Manoj Kumar .... art department
C.K. Mohan .... art department
Ashok L. More .... art department
Deepak Padaya .... art department
Gajanan Panchal .... art department
Suresh Panchal .... art department
Rakesh Pandey .... art department (as Rakesh Padaye)
Ranjan Kumar Patra .... art department
Bhoomiya R. Rangula .... art department
Ritesh .... art department
Sakharam .... art department
Ismail Sheikh .... property master
Gurmeet Singh .... art department
K. Thirunavkkarasu .... art department
Vijay .... art department
Vishwas .... art department
Ali Abbas Zafar .... assistant decorator (as Ali Abbas)
 
Sound Department
Tarun Bhandari .... boom operator (as Tarun Kumar Bhandari)
Steve Burgess .... sound editor
Royston D'Lima .... dialogue editor
Royston D'Lima .... re-recording mixer
Royston D'Lima .... sound editor
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Chris Goodes .... re-recording mixer
Ghulam Hussain .... boom operator
Nakul Kamte .... sound designer
Vic Kaspar .... sound editor
Ashraf Khan .... boom operator
Paul Pirola .... re-recording mixer
Roger Savage .... re-recording mixer
Haroon Sheikh .... boom operator
Blair Slater .... foley recordist/editor
Saardia Wong .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Agnelo D'Souza .... special effects coordinator
Angelo Sahin .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Keya Banerjee .... visual effects supervisor: UTV Studios, Mumbai
Marc Kolbe .... visual effects supervisor: UTV Studios, Los Angeles
Yateen Mahambrey .... junior matte painter and digital compositor
P. Mohan .... digital compositor
Craig A. Mumma .... visual effects supervisor: UTV Studios, Los Angeles (as Craig Mumma)
Sanjiv Naik .... animator
Sameer Pandit .... senior visual effects artist
Ryan Popaly .... associate visual effects producer
Jayadev Tiruveaipati .... scanning artist
 
Stunts
Chris Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Keir Beck .... assistant stunt coordinator
Shyam Kaushal .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kier Beck .... head rigger
Arjun Singh Bhurji .... grip
Arjun Singh Bhurji .... key grip
Ayananka Bose .... first assistant camera
Inder Burji .... assistant grip
Mulchand Dedhia .... gaffer
Ikram Hussian .... grip
Anand Kumar .... focus puller
Andre Menezes .... director of photography: second unit
Ikram Mohammed .... assistant grip
Ranjeev Mulchandani .... still photographer
Multammed .... assistant grip
Ninad Nayampally .... assistant grip (as Ninad Nayampali)
Zak O'Leary .... grip (as Zak 'Ebenezzer' O'Leary)
Lanhert Pereira .... Steadicam operator
Vinayak Radhakrishnan .... Steadicam operator
Nitin Rao .... Steadicam operator
Kamlesh Sadrani .... gaffer
Sanjay Sami .... key grip
Dhimant Vyas .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sabir Ali .... assistant wardrobe
Shilpa Makhija .... assistant wardrobe
Riyaz Ali Merchant .... assistant wardrobe
Urmilla Lal Motwani .... assistant costume designer
Urmilla Lal Motwani .... wardrobe supervisor (as Urmila Lal Motwani)
Ravi Pawar .... assistant wardrobe
Jyotsana Tiwana .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Ken Metzker .... digital intermediate colorist
Kamlesh Sadrani .... associate editor
Neil Sadwelkar .... technical consultant: editing
Shekar Svdc .... digital conformist
 
Location Management
Varsha Dewan .... location manager: Delhi
Rajesh Patni .... location manager: Delhi
Harveer Singh .... location manager: Delhi
Mahavir Singh .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Kunal Ganjawala .... playback singer
Hariharan .... playback singer
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Vijay Prakash .... playback singer
Roop Kumar Rathod .... playback singer
Sadhana Sargam .... playback singer
Shaan .... playback singer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Feroz Ahmad .... line production: Leh (as Feroz Ahmed)
Harish Amin .... production controller
Isha Anand .... production executive
Danish Aslam .... production assistant
Louise Banerjei .... production controller
Sameer Bhojwani .... production executive
Subhas Chandra .... army consultant (Retd.) (as Col. Subhas Chandra)
Sumita Chamez Dana .... line production: Leh
Abdul Gafoor .... line production: Leh
K. Gangadharan .... legal advisor
Caesar Gonsalves .... choreographer
Jaswant Singh Hinduja .... accounts manager
Shamira Karim .... production controller
Sanaullah Khan .... gun coordinator
Hassan Kutty .... continuity supervisor
Anu M. .... assistant: Andre Menezes
Bosco Martis .... choreographer
Vaibhavi Merchant .... choreographer
Vasant Nath .... production assistant
Allan Nowbray .... armorer
Anshul Pandey .... director: making of lakshya
Prabhudheva .... choreographer (as Prabhu Deva)
Shankar Prasad .... army consultant (Retd.) (as Lt. Gen. Shankar Prasad. PVSM. VSM)
Sujit Puri .... production assistant
Harish Ramchandani .... production executive
Amit Rege .... assistant: Dhimant Vyas
Akshay Roy .... key production assistant
Kalsang T. Serings .... line production: Leh
Harveer Singh .... line production: Dehradoon
Pramod Singh .... production executive
Sameer Sippy .... personal assistant: Farhan Akhtar
Yasmine Stafford .... production controller
Suresh Vaswani .... production controller (as Pappu)
Poonam Wahi .... assistant air director
 
Thanks
Shabana Azmi .... special thanks
Tanvi Azmi .... special thanks
Anjula Bedi .... special thanks
Sanjeev Bhargav .... special thanks
Manish Binani .... special thanks: Dreamz Kraft
Lillete Dubey .... special thanks (as Lillette Dubey)
Anita Goyal .... special thanks
Naresh Goyal .... special thanks
Sangeeta Gupta .... special thanks
A.K. Shiva Kumar .... special thanks
Poonam Muttreja .... special thanks
Amrish Puri .... special thanks
M.K. Raina .... special thanks
Ramesh Sharma .... special thanks (as Col. Ramesh Sharma)
Sandeep Sidhwani .... special thanks: Dreamz Kraft
Thakur Amar Singh .... special thanks (as Amar Singh)
Ajay Vazirani .... special thanks: Haryani & Co.
 

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186 min
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Trivia:
The Drill Instructor at IMA, Subedar Srivardan, is in fact a real-life instructor who served in the senior-most/elite infantry unit in the Indian Army: The Brigade of the Guards.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At 2:46:06, Karan is shown rock climbing with two trailing ropes loosely entangled. When the point of view changes to an overhead camera, the ropes are clearly far from being tangled.See more »
Quotes:
Col. Sunil Damle:[referencing to dead Pakistani soldiers] Sahab Dharamvir Singh, organize some of your men and give these fallen soldiers a decent burial.
Subedar Dharamvir Singh:Yes, sir.
[Everyone remains silent and unmoving]
Col. Sunil Damle:What's the matter? Pradeep?
Pradeep:Sir, I think that... everyone is reminded of the condition in which... they've... returned dead bodies of our soldiers.
Col. Sunil Damle:I see. I see. That difference divides us, and it should stay that way. Imagine what kind of army refuses to accept the bodies of their own fallen officers and soldiers. Shall we become like them? We're the Indian Army. We maintain decency... even in our enmity. Sahab Dharamvir Singh, give these men a proper burial... with due respect.
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References Jurassic Park (1993)See more »
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49 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Lakshya is absolutely excellent: A Class Product from India!, 21 February 2005
Author: akumar82 from United States

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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