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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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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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Production Co:

Excel Entertainment See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aamir Khan was offered the lead role but turned it down for Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) 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

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 ...
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Hrithik Roshan (2013) See more »

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Separation
(Instrumental)
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
© 2008 Sony Bmg
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Lakshya is absolutely excellent: A Class Product from India!
21 February 2005 | by akumar82See 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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