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Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Sunil Damle
... Karan Shergill
... Romila 'Romi' Dutta
... Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
... Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
... Maj. Kaushal Verma
Sushant Singh ... Capt. Jalal Akbar
Prashant Chianani ... Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan
... (as Ranvir Shoerey)
Ajai Jose
... Pradeep
Abir Goswami ... Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
... Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
... Mr. Shergill
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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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It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself


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Mut zur Entscheidung - Lakshya  »

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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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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 »

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Capt. Jalal Akbar: This season...
[finds Karan staring at the tv]
Capt. Jalal Akbar: Karan, you have the picture of this girl in your wallet right?
Karan Shergill: [Nods slightly] Yes...
Capt. Jalal Akbar: What happened? Looks like you two have fought.
Karan Shergill: [Tries to hide his tears] Uhm... excuse me sir...
[walks away]
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Features Commando (1985) See more »

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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 See 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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