Lakshya (2004)

 |  War, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
Sharad S. Kapoor ...
Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Maj. Kaushal Verma (as Raj Zutshi)
Capt. Jalal Akbar
Prashant Chianani ...
Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan
(as Ranvir Shoerey)
Ajai Jose
Aditya Srivastava ...
Abir Goswami ...
Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ...
Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
Mr. Shergill


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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Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mut zur Entscheidung - Lakshya  »

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INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£122,137 (UK) (18 June 2004)


$752,344 (USA) (23 July 2004)

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'Javed Akhtar' returns to scriptwriting in this movie after more than 14 years. Main Azaad Hoon (1989) had been the last movie in which he wrote. See more »


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 »


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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References The Public Enemy (1931) See more »

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Clean Unadulterated entertainment, Great performances
21 June 2004 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

Lakshya is a very well made war, coming of age movie, which can compete with anything from the west.

I personally, feel it ends two debates, other than the fact that it establishes Hrithik as the ultra star-great actor mould (la Kamal Hassan),

a) Farhan Akhtar is the talent to watch for, A Mani Ratnam in the making for Hindi Cinema

b) Prabhu Deva can hand over mantel of the best ever dancer on screen to Hrithik Roshan (you have to see to believe what happens on the screen in the song "Main Asia kyun hoon", which Prabhu Deva himself has choreographed).

Just go and enjoy, this wonderful clean entertainer, which has great music and cinematography to complement the performances from the actors, and the skillful direction of Farhan Akhtar


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