Producer: Ritesh Sidhwant
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri, Sharad Kapoor
Screenplay, Dialogues: Javed Akhtar
Music : Shankar-Eshan-Loy
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar is back again with yet another film which is totally different from the run of the mill produced by Bollywood. Lakshya covers themes like a man's mission in life, love, honour, patriotism and above all search for the self. Lakshya is the journey of a teenager, Karan (Hritik Roshan) who never worries about his future. Born to rich parents, he does not take anything seriously until he makes up his mind to pursue a life in the army and that's where his search for the self finally comes to an end. Preity Zinta plays the female protagonist in the film. She portrays the character of Romila Dutta. Preity plays a journalist in the film who is in love with Karan. Shot in Ladakh, Dehradun and Delhi, the film, focuses on the Pakistani intrusion of Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir) in 1999 and operation Vijay, where Hrithik's character has been incorporated in a fictitious manner. Performance wise this film belongs to Hrithik. He portrays the character of a boy who is completely lost in life as well as the determined soldier who has the nation's name on his lips with perfection and utmost sincerity. Amitabh Bachchan as Colonel Sunil Damle is quite good. Om Puri as his senior Subhedar Major Pritam Singh is equally competent. Preity also has done a great job. Farhan is quite competitive as the director. He has handled all the scenes with great care and efficiency. Lakshya also marks the comeback of Farhan's father Javed Akhtar as a scriptwriter after a gap of 15 years and he has also done a great job. Music is ok. The camerawork by cinematographer Christopher Popp is brilliant. Certain scenes are quite dangerously executed and shot too. Hrithik's stunts too are mind-blowing like those of other army men and other actors. Thus Lakshya is certainly worth a watch.