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Rishtey (transl. Relationships) is a 2002 Indian Hindi drama film released on 6 December 2002. The film directed by Indra Kumar stars Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and Amrish Puri in the lead roles. The film had an average collection at the box office.[3]

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Directed byIndra Kumar
Produced byIndra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
Written byRajeev Kaul
Tanveer Khan
Praful Parekh
StarringAnil Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
Shilpa Shetty
Music bySanjeev Darshan
CinematographyBaba Azmi
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Release date
  • 6 December 2002 (2002-12-06)
Budget8.7 crore (equivalent to 25 crore or US$3.6 million in 2018)[1]
Box office377.9 million (US$5.5 million)[2]


Suraj Singh (Anil Kapoor), a lower-middle class amateur fighter falls in love with the beautiful and wealthy Komal (Karishma Kapoor). They dream of a future together, but Komal's controlling father Yashpal Chaudhary (Amrish Puri) does not agree due to Suraj's social and economic status. Komal cuts all ties with her father and chooses to marry Suraj; she is soon pregnant. Komal and her estranged father meet at a family wedding and they reconcile. Yashpal agrees to meet Suraj at the couple's home, but when they reach, they see a provocative woman (Deepshikha) inside, wearing Komal's gown. Suraj claims that he does not know her whereas the woman states that she is Suraj's mistress. Suraj tries to prove his innocence but Komal is heartbroken and goes into premature labour and gives birth to a baby boy. Yashpal fears that the child will become a lasting link between Komal and Suraj, so he conspires to have the baby killed. Suraj overpowers the hired hit men and takes his son away to safety. Yashpal lies to Komal, telling her that Suraj has kidnapped the child.

Suraj moves to an unknown place where he raises his son Karan, by taking on multiple hard labor jobs. Over time, the father and son forge a strong relationship, and Suraj tells everyone that Karan's mother is dead. One day, Suraj meets Vaijanti (Shilpa Shetty), a quirky and lively fisherwoman who falls in love with him. She tries many different things in the hope that Suraj will fall in love with her, but to no avail. Vaijanti observes a religious fast for Suraj, a ritual which is typically done by married women. Furious, Suraj informs her that his wife is still alive and he is still in love with her. Vaijanti is heart broken but still maintains her friendship with him.

Komal has been confined to her mansion by her father, where she has become very depressed and prone to fits. The doctor tells Yashpal that it will be difficult for her to heal until she finds her son. Yashpal tracks down Suraj and creates a situation in which Komal sees father and son together. Yashpal tries to get Karan kidnapped but Suraj intervenes. Suraj is then forced to explain the truth about Komal to Karan and his friends. Komal locates their home and goes there, only to be greeted by the sight of Vaijanti doing household chores. She misunderstands Vaijanti to be Suraj's lover, insults her and then leaves feeling distraught. Desperate to know her son, and spurred on by her father, Komal begins a custody battle after which she successfully gains custody of Karan. Karan is extremely upset about being separated from Suraj and refuses to reciprocate any of her affection. Yashpal throws a lavish party to celebrate the win in court, and Suraj tries to enter the premises without permission. Yashpal manhandles Karan, humiliates Suraj and has him arrested. The shocked court judge witnesses this incident and reformulates his judgement, by setting forth a condition that Suraj must earn 15 lakh rupees in three months time, in order to prove his ability to provide for Karans' needs. If this condition is met, Suraj will be awarded full custody.

Having lost his job, Suraj decides to fight in a high stakes wrestling match in order to possibly win the prize money. In the meantime, Vaijanti comes across the woman, who originally claimed to be Suraj's mistress and suffering with leprosy now. The woman confesses that she never knew Sura and was instead hired by Yashpal to pose as Suraj's lover, something which she deeply regrets. The truth about how Yashpal ordered Karan's death on the day he was born is also revealed. Vaijanti takes the woman to Komal's mansion and clears the air. Komal then rushes to the wrestling arena, but it has already begun. Suraj is beaten badly but regains strength upon seeing Komal. He ultimately wins and they reconcile.



All track composed by duo Sanjeev-Darshan. Lyrics penned by Abbas Katka except for "Apun Ko Bas" by Sumit. The song "Apna Banana Hai" is based on "Karan Mein Nazara" from the Pakistani film Churiyan (1999), "Deewana Deewana" is based on the Egyptian singer Amr Diab's "Albi Ikhtarak", "Dilbar Dilbar" is based on the Moroccan singer Samira Said's "Al Bal", "Har Taraf Tu Hi Tu" is based on Amr Diab's "Baateref" and "Yaara Re" is based on Lebanese singer Diana Haddad's "Amaneh".[4]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Har Tarf Tu Hai" Shaan, Mahalakshmi Iyer
2 "Rishta Tera Rishta Mera" Udit Narayan
3 "Apna Bana Na Hai" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal
4 "Deewana Deewana (Yeh Dil)- Male Version" Udit Narayan
5 "Dilbar Dilbar" Asha Bhosle
6 "Tu Tu Dil Mein" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal
7 "Apun Ko Bas" Sunidhi Chauhan, Sanjeev Rathod
8 "Rishta Tera Rishta Mera (Sad)"
9 "Rishta Tera Rishta Mera (Sad)" Udit Narayan
10 "Deewana Deewana (Yeh Dil)- Female Version" Sunidhi Chauhan
11 "Yaara Re Yaara Re" Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy

Box officeEdit

'Rishtey' worldwide collections breakdown[1]
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
5.9 crore (US$850,000)
Distributor share:
2.2 crore (US$320,000)
Total Gross:
9.7 crore (US$1.4 million)
All Time 37.9 crore (US$5.5 million)[2]
Budget 8.7 crore (equivalent to 25 crore or US$3.6 million in 2018)

Award nominationsEdit



  1. ^ a b "Rishtey box office". Box office india. 27 September 2015. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "All Time Rank". Box office india. 27 September 2015. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Box office 2002". Box office india. Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  4. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik. "Sanjeev Darshan [Hindi]". Itwofs. Retrieved 15 June 2017.

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