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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 Srivastav ... Pradeep
Abir Goswami ... Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ... Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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Storyline

An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

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

Lt. Vishal Srivastav: What's the matter? Where's your energy? Didn't your mother feed you? You need to have fire in the belly!
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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Victory
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Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonsa
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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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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