(Last Updated on : 22-12-2018)
The Indian film
, Lakshya is the second film by Farhan Akhtar
. After the success of Dil Chahta Hain
there was much expectation from the director and he fulfilled many of it successfully. It is a fictional story based on the historical events of the 1999 Kargil Conflict. Farhan Akhtar serves a product that is exceptionally strong on form and high on production value. He is one of those few directors who have the skill to infuse realistic elements into a film without compromising on the entertainment value. In Farhan's own words, Lakshya is not about Kargil war. But it is a movie about a wayward young man finding direction and sense of purpose to his life. The main subject of the movie deals with the maturing of a confused son of an affluent businessman into a man with clear aim in life.
Plot of Lakshya
Intensely individualistic and pioneering in its fusion of a social conscience with fiction, the movie Lakshya chronicles the journey of an aimless young man, to an army officer. The story focuses on the life of Karan Shergill played by Hrithik Roshan
who has no goals for his future. The title Lakshya means objective or aim and the central character Karan is an upper middle-class young man with no real aim in life until, on a whim after watching an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, he decides to join the Indian Army
. Eventually, he finds himself involved with his Punjabi Regiment in the Kargil
War of 1999, when Pakistani forces crossed the LOC (Line of Control) in partitioned Kashmir
. With the Pakistanis occupying one of the peaks and shelling an Indian highway, Karan finds his aim which is to plant the Indian flag on top of the peak. The narrative utilises a flashback structure so that the audiences can meet the young officer first and then discover how he got there.
s character as the TV journalist Romila Dutta, who was once Karans girlfriend but ended up breaking up with him because of his un-ambitious nature is a perfect foil to Hrithiks intensive introspective performance. The film also features other extremely talented actors like Om Puri, Lilette Dube
y and specially Amitabh Bachchan
in glorified cameos. Boman Irani's comparatively more spacious part as Hrithik's father is commendable. The father-son conflict, like the love story between the two lead protagonists, is woven into the battle with free-flowing facility.
There is no denying that the battle scenes and the special rock-climbing
operation are brilliantly picturized. The research work gives the film its authenticity. The movie ends with Romi and Karan coming together and agreeing to marry with their parent's consent.
Crew of Lakshya
The star cast of the film includes Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri
, Sharad Kapoor, Rajendranath Zutshi, Sushant Singh, Boman Irani
, and Parmeet Sethi. The film is directed by Farhan Akhtar while producer is Ritesh Sidhwani. Screenplay is written by Javed Akhtar
, and music in the film is given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
. Cinematography is done by Christopher Popp.
Soundtrack of Lakshya
The films soundtrack was recorded under Purple Haze Studios under the Sony
Listed below is the soundtrack of the movie:
Awards for Lakshya
Listed below are the various awards
that the movie Lakshya received: