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Lakshya (2004)

 -  War | Drama | Romance  -  18 June 2004 (USA)
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When taken out of comfort zone, pampered young man Karan faces the reality of having goalless life.

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Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
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Maj. Kaushal Verma (as Raj Zutshi)
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Capt. Jalal Akbar
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Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan
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Ajai Jose
Aditya Srivastava ...
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Abir Goswami ...
Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ...
Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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Storyline

Karan is a lazy man, who is good for nothing. He lives on the income generated by his father and elder brother, who run the family business. All Karan does is have fun with his buddies and romance a woman named Romi. When he watches an action movie, he and his friends decide to enlist in the army, but the course proves to be too much of a bother and he abandons it half way, thus making his lose respect on the home front. Romi also stops respecting him. Now Karan decides that he must re-join the army and show to his family and Romi that he too is focused about 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)

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It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself

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War | Drama | Romance

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Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$139,000 (USA) (25 June 2004)

Gross:

$752,344 (USA) (23 July 2004)
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Aamir Khan was offered the lead role but he turned it down for The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) See more »

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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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Col. Sunil Damle: [referencing to dead Pakistani soldiers] Sahab Dharamvir Singh, gather some of your men. These men should be buried with total respect.
Subedar Dharamvir Singh: Yes sir.
Col. Sunil Damle: [everyone remains silent] What's the matter? Pradeep?
Pradeep: No sir, I guess the thing is everyone just remembered the way these people returned the bodies of our soldiers.
Col. Sunil Damle: I see, I see. There is a difference between us and them and this difference should remain. Think what kind of army is that which refuses to accept the bodies of their officers, their ...
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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

Badri


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