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Lakshya (2004)

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

Director:

Farhan Akhtar

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (dialogue), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hrithik Roshan ... Karan Shergill
Preity Zinta ... Romila 'Romi' Dutta
Amitabh Bachchan ... Col. Sunil Damle
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 Prashant Chianani ... Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan Shakeel Khan
Ranvir Shorey ... (as Ranvir Shoerey)
Arav Chowdharry ... Capt. Manjit Singh Dhingra
Ajai Jose Ajai Jose
Aditya Srivastava ... Pradeep
Abir Goswami ... Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ... Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mut zur Entscheidung - Lakshya See more »

Filming Locations:

Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$380,000, 20 June 2004

Gross USA:

$753,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,859,242
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Excel Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was inspired from 1982 Karan Kapoor' film Vijeta. See more »

Goofs

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

Karan Shergill: Hey!
Ashu: Hey brother!
Ashu: From where?
Karan Shergill: From there.
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Connections

Features Commando (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Agar Main Kahoon
Performed by Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar
© 2008 Sony Bmg
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Farhan is a very promising film maker
25 June 2004 | by shanawaz_82See all my reviews

One of the best Hindi films i have ever seen. I have never heard background music like that in any other Hindi film, at least in the last decade. The special effects in the rock climbing scene were done very well. Farhan has proved to be a good film maker by making two completely different sorts of films and made them both beautifully. The shots were like paintings and everything looked authentic and real, like the uniforms and the helicopters and the camps fitted perfectly with the surroundings and the imagination of it all as a whole is just amazing. Farhan to me is a very promising film maker. Hritiks acting was outstanding, except for a little over acting in the beginning. Overall i must say that i know i can expect great things from farhan and from Hritik. Good luck! and Congratulations!


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