An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director:

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 Srivastav ... Pradeep
Abir Goswami ... Capt. Sudhir Mishra (AMC)
Parmeet Sethi ... Maj. Shahbaaz Humdani (Pakistan)
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

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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Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan plays a Maharashtrian character of Colonel Sunil Damle and had a dialogue in Marathi.Savtacha Ghar Sambalat Nahi Aani Chalale Jag Jhinkaila which meant can take care of your own house and want to win the World This has become quite popular among Maharashtrian's. 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

Pakistani Intruder: [on the walky talky] Hello, Gaznavi 3. Why has the firing stopped? Gaznavi 3, come in. Why has the firing stopped?
Capt. Jalal Akbar: The firing has stopped because Gaznabi has reached his destiny. Leave now or, I swear by Allah, we won't spare you.
Pakistani Intruder: What's that? Swear by Allah? Are you a Muslim?
Capt. Jalal Akbar: For you, I am just an Indian.
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Hrithik Roshan (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Aisa Kyun Hoon
Performed by Shaan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonsa
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Lakshya!!What a movie
12 January 2005 | by vicrambSee all my reviews

I'm the kind of guy who enjoys mindless action movies as well as movies that are intelligent,sensitive&thought-provoking.Lakshya falls in the latter category. The promos were slick and the music sounded good.But when i read the box-office report on this movie i was surprised at the lukewarm response this movie got because i thought this movie would be a runaway hit.However what can people like us do when such gifted film-makers like Farhan Akhtar are discouraged because their movies don't spoon-feed facts to the audience.But all said and done,This is among my personal favourites and i'm giving it a 10/10.2004 has produced some mature and intelligent movies like Lakshya,Yuva,Hum Tum,Swades etc and i'm happy that film-makers are growing up.This movie inspired me a lot and has played a role in me realising the truth that we should always have an aim in life because a life without an aim is like a body minus the soul.

+ points-Acting,Music(Background),Sound,Story,Tight Screenplay,Inspiring,Photography,Cinematography(nicely shot) -points-Length,Slow Pace,2nd half songs.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Company Credits

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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