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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
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Abir Goswami ...
Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ...
Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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Mr. Shergill
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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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Trivia

Amar Singh managed to get the television channel office where Preity Zinta's character works in the film was set in the actual Sahara newsroom in Delhi. The entire space was vacated within a day's notice. The makers didn't have to pay anything for it, thanks to Amar Singh and Sahara, which is why Sahara and Amar Singh were thanked in the opening credits. 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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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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