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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)  »

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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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When Hrithik Roshan was asked if there was anything about this movie that he would have changed, he answered that, in the second half, he would have changed Preity Zinta's hair, which he found to be awful. See more »


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 »


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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one of the most realistic war movies
4 January 2005 | by (India) – 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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