Someone who ticks all the qualities of a ‘complete package’ be it acting, dancing, great looks, personality, pulling off action and inherent charisma, Hrithik Roshan is unquestionably the country’s best actor. While he is widely recognized and loved for some iconic roles through the course of his illustrious career, it is his portrayal of the spoilt brat-turned-disciplined army officer in the movie “Lakshya” that remains one of the most underrated performances to date.
Hrithik Roshan in Lakshya
As the film completes 19 years today, we revisit Hrithik Roshan’s transformation from a spoilt brat to a disciplined army officer in “Lakshya” which was nothing short of phenomenal. His portrayal of Karan Shergill, a young man who finds purpose and direction in life when he joins the Indian Army, is characterized by a remarkable transition that showcases Hrithik’s prowess as an actor. The evolution of his character is not only evident in his physical appearance but also in his demeanor and attitude, which he flawlessly brought to life on the screen.
We could also call Hrithik’s performance in the film one that was true to the role – He exuded the discipline and dedication of a true soldier. His portrayal wasn’t just limited to his dialogues and actions but also extended to the finer details, such as his appearance including the clean-shaved look, which further solidified his character’s authenticity.
While “Lakshya” primarily focused on the transformation of Karan Shergill, it also highlighted Hrithik Roshan’s exceptional dancing skills. The song “Main Aisa Kyun Hoon” showcases a quirky, lighthearted side of Hrithik’s character. The memorable dance piece served as a testament to Hrithik’s unquestionable abilities as the country’s best dancer, bringing both style and acing every step.
Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal of Karan Shergill sure received immense praise from critics and audience alike but it often comes in much later when discussing his phenomenal body of work. The film’s critical acclaim and success relied heavily on Hrithik’s ability to bring depth and authenticity to the character, which he executed with remarkable finesse. His nuanced performance, coupled with the overall success of the 19 year old film, is testament to Hrithik’s talent as amongst the country’s finest actors!