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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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Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
Sharad S. Kapoor ...
Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Maj. Kaushal Verma (as Raj Zutshi)
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Capt. Jalal Akbar
Prashant Chianani ...
Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan
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Ajai Jose
Aditya Srivastava ...
Pradeep
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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It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself

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War | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£122,137 (UK) (18 June 2004)

Gross:

$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 »

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

Mr. Shergill: [on the phone] Karan? Where are you? How are you?
Karan Shergill: I can't tell you where I am, but I'm okay, Dad.
Mr. Shergill: Thankl God for that. You're mother's been praying day and night - and when you call, she isn't home.
Karan Shergill: This call is for you, to tell you something I have never told said. Dad, you have given me so much in life, but all I have given you is grief.
Mr. Shergill: Why are you saying this, Karan?
Karan Shergill: Please don't think that I'm not aware of this. I love you, Dad.
Mr. Shergill: I love you, too. Now, let me tell you something. Not one ...
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Lakshya is absolutely excellent: A Class Product from India!
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely fantastic. Hrithik Roshan is brilliantly understated in this coming-of-age epic. World-class production values and high father-son, soldier-soldier emotional content that's not forced (Like the overdone mess LOC). The war scenes were brilliant. People must remember, this film was NOT BASED ON KARGIL. Akhtar took the war as a backdrop to show Karan's transformation - his path from irresponsible and misguided childhood to manhood. This film was quite an experience. I just can't understand how this flopped (If grossing 22 Crores in India can be termed "poor box office performance"). Man, my countrymen really take the cake. Garbage like Veer Zaara (Stunning locales, beautiful people, and amazing music, but overall POOR in terms of content) and Kal Ho Na Ho are lapped up by audiences, but Yuva and Lakshya are rejected completely. After Shah Rukh Khan murdered Asoka with his obsessive megalomania and J.P. Dutta took jingoism to an all-time low in LOC, Lakshya is an epic motion picture. Somewhat muted and subtle, but never EVER slight. Hrithik's a star.


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