Lakshya is a Telugu film that was released on December 10, 2021. Santhossh Jagarlapudi directed the film, which starred Naga Shaurya, Ketika Sharma, and Jagapati Babu as the main protagonists. Other well-known performers who have been cast in Lakshya include
Lakshya is an entertaining sports storey with a few drawbacks.
Critic’s Rating: 3.0/5
Pardhu is an archer who aspires to compete in the World Championships for India. After losing track, how does he get back on track and fulfil his goals?
Lakshya’s storey is not a brand-new tale that has been attempted for the first time. What’s new is the sport on which the filmmakers have decided to build the film. For sports fans, watching the highs and lows of a sportsmen in a well-made film is never dull, and the film delivers on that front.
Pardhu (Naga Shaurya) has always had a soft spot for bows and arrows. Raghu Ramaiah (Sachin Khedekar), his grandpa, ignites his passion and directs his career toward a single goal: the World Championship. Ritika (Ketika Sharma) is his true love, but filmmaker Santossh wisely avoids devoting too much time to her because there’s a larger tale to tell. The first-half conflict is foreseeable, which makes the archery competition sequences a tad obtuse.
However, as it gets into the heart of things, the picture picks up speed, thanks to some well-placed dialogue.
To no one’s astonishment, Pardhu matures into a man-child and, like a phoenix, rises from the ashes. He is determined to win the title he has always desired, and his new coach (Jagapathi Babu) chooses to assist him by preaching more than training. Director Santossh has definitely done his homework on the game, since he incorporates many classic archery components. Lakshya will be an eye-opener for everyone who is unfamiliar with the sport for which we now have an Olympic medal. The action moments are fantastic, and Shaurya executes them flawlessly. However, because he is an archer, not an MMA fighter like Liger (we joke! ), the frequent shots of his abs seem superfluous.
Once the pace is set, Santossh keeps the ball going to the conclusion, with the emotions working very beautifully. What he could’ve done better is concentrate more on the way the matches are set up, with the crowd gallery shots appearing a little phoney. Nonetheless, he deserves praise for persevering and producing a picture that he believes in. Lakshya proudly displays Shaurya’s dedication to his profession. This film is a test of his calibre for someone who has mostly portrayed the boy next door, and it’s not only his body that has changed. When Ketika is on screen, she is stunning, and the rest of the cast, including Jagapathi Babu, Sachin Khedekar, Viva Harsha, and others, are excellent in their parts.
The finest thing about Lakshya is that it avoids jingoism and undue commercialization. Santossh realises that nothing and no one is more important than the sport. You might not love this film as much if you aren’t a sports fan.