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Much before Ranbir Kapoor starrer Wake Up Sid, there was the Farhan Akhtar directorial Lakshya. Bollywood doesnt do coming-of-age tales well, however, on the off chance, it has managed to hit it out of the park. The aforementioned movies are examples in case. 2004 film Lakshya saw Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan at his earnest best, which therefore helped him deliver one of his finest performances on screen.
Of course, the biggest winner of Lakshya is its well-written screenplay (Javed Akhtar) and the wonderful direction and editing (Anand Subaya).
The films plotline revolves around the story of a man in his early twenties called Karan Sheirgill who is as aimless and carefree as The Catcher in the Ryes Holden Caufield. However, things take a turn when he decides to enlist in the army.
A gentle but firm mix of romance, drama and patriotism — Lakshya does its job credibly, in turn giving us a wholesome story of a man-child who finally transforms into the person he had always looked for subconsciously. The performances of the supporting cast — which includes names like Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Sushant Singh, Preity Zinta and Boman Irani among others — also helps the films case greatly.
Lakshya has quite a few memorable scenes. One of my favourite is the one where Hrithiks Karan repeatedly gets punished for not being disciplined and focused. In one act, HrithiRead More – Source