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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.

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Farhan Akhtar

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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 Arav Chowdharry ... Capt. Manjit Singh Dhingra
Ajai Jose Ajai Jose
Aditya Srivastava ... Pradeep
Abir Goswami 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:

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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:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 118,650,000 (India), 25 June 2004

Opening Weekend USA:

$139,000, 25 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$752,344, 25 July 2004
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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

Farhan Akhtar gave a complete new look to his lead actors Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. 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: Lt. Karen Shergill reporting, sir!
Col. Sunil Damle: At ease. Karan, come here.
Karan Shergill: Sir.
Col. Sunil Damle: What do you think? Is this frame straight?
Karan Shergill: [confused] Sir?
Col. Sunil Damle: This frame, does it look straight?
Karan Shergill: Sir, it's a bit... With you permission, sir.
Col. Sunil Damle: Yes, yes.
Karan Shergill: [adjusts frame a little] Now it's straight, sir.
Col. Sunil Damle: Good. Things don't feel right unless they're perfect. Karan Shergill...
[...]
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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitni Baatein
Performed by Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar
© 2008 Sony Bmg
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one of the most realistic war movies
4 January 2005 | by Devavrat OakSee all my reviews

Finally Bollywood came up with a nice war movie, featuring then ever charming big Bacchan and the heartthrob Hritik. The movie makers surely consulted some service personnel before getting into production. And that was well seen. The tracer bullets, the accuracy of the weapons,uniforms,officer to me relation and other such things were absolutely realistic and stunning. The insurgent chase in the grasses, the rock climbing, the final battle and most important the IMA training were absolutely 9.9 / 10 . Way to go Farhan and his team. this movie is definitely a hit, at least in my home. The support actors were great in their job, specially Sushant and Om Puriji. Bachan sahib doing that 'we've done it' was exhilarating after they won back Peak 5179. The portrayal of the soldiers couldn't have been better. Shankar Ehsan and Loy,what else can i say other than you are great? Awesome movie.

PS. Preity Zinta was not actually required so much, it looked quiet unnecessary.


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