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Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, 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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Farhan Akhtar

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (dialogue), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hrithik Roshan ... Karan Shergill
Preity Zinta ... Romila 'Romi' Dutta
Amitabh Bachchan ... Col. Sunil Damle
Om Puri ... Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
Sharad S. Kapoor ... Maj. Binod Sengupta (as Sharad.S.Kapoor)
Raj Zutshi ... Maj. Kaushal Verma
Sushant Singh ... Capt. Jalal Akbar
Prashant Chianani Prashant Chianani ... Lt. Vishal Srivastav (as Prashant Chainani)
Shakeel Khan Shakeel Khan
Ranvir Shorey ... (as Ranvir Shoerey)
Arav Chowdharry ... Capt. Manjit Singh Dhingra
Ajai Jose 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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mut zur Entscheidung - Lakshya See more »

Filming Locations:

Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$380,000, 20 June 2004

Gross USA:

$753,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,859,242
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Production Co:

Excel Entertainment See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adhuna Akthar who did the hair styling for the film recalls a harrowing time the first day of the shoot when Preeti Zinta's wig began to expand due to the wind and temperature. At the end of it, both Preetiy Zinta and she were in tears, but they managed to make the look work somehow. 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

Lt. Vishal Srivastav: What's the matter? Where's your energy? Didn't your mother feed you? You need to have fire in the belly!
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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitni Baatein
Performed by Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar
© 2008 Sony Bmg
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Good story, well told
20 June 2004 | by sudheerapteSee all my reviews

Enjoyable, good story, well told. Farhan Akhtar has done it again, after his first movie Dil Chahta Hai.

Hrithik Roshan's character grows up from being a confused young lad to a man with a mission. Shades of An Officer and a Gentleman, Guns of Navarone, and a little of Saving Private Ryan.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have created more of their world music, and it rocks. The first two songs were fabulous; the other songs should be skipped, I thought.

As in Dil Chahta Hai, the parents are all ultra-supportive. They also dress and decorate in expensive nouveau handlooms, rattan furniture, slip covers, etc. Boston Brahmin did a good review.

Very nice and straightforward; none of the Hindu Family Values reactionary material that Bollywood routinely churns out.


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