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Rishtey poster.jpg
Directed by Indra Kumar
Produced by Indra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
Written by Rajeev Kaul
Tanveer Khan
Praful Parekh
Starring Anil Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
Shilpa Shetty
Music by Sanjeev Darshan
Cinematography Baba Azmi
Edited by Sanjay Sankla
Release date
  • 6 December 2002 (2002-12-06)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 8.7 crore (equivalent to 23 crore or US$3.6 million in 2016)[1]
Box office 377.9 million (US$5.9 million)[2]

Rishtey (English: Relations) is an 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 a "Below Average" opening and flopped at the Box Office.[3]


Suraj Singh (Anil Kapoor), a poor 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 apparently reconcile. Yashpal agrees to meet Suraj at the couples 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. She gives birth to a baby boy, but Yashpal decides that the child will be an everlasting link between Komal and Suraj, so he conspires to have the baby killed. Suraj is able to overpower the hired hit men and take 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 Karans mother is dead. One day, Suraj meets Vaijanti (Shilpa Shetty), an eccentric and lively fisherwoman who falls for him. She tries many different things in the hopes that Suraj will fall in love with her, but to no avail. Vaijanti observes a religious fast for Suraj, a tradition which is typically done for a husband by his wife. Suraj is furious and informs her that his wife is still alive and he is still in love with her. Vaijanti is heart broken but maintains her friendship with him.

Komal has been kept guarded in her home by her father, where she has become lonely, severely depressed and prone to fits. The doctor tells Yashpal that Komal will never heal until she finds her son. Yashpal tracks down Suraj and creates a situation in which Komal sees Suraj and Karan. Yashpal tries to kidnap Karen but is unsuccessful due to Suraj's intervention. Suraj is then forced to explain the truth about Komal to Karen 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 - who still wishes to see Suraj suffer, Komal begins a custody battle in which she successfully manages to gain 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, humiliated Suraj and then 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 Suraj, and was instead hired by Yashpal to pose as Suraj's lover, something which she deeply regrets. The truth about how Yashpal ordered Karans death on the day he was born is also revealed. Komal rushes to the wrestling match to try and stop the fight, 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.

# Title Singer(s) Note(s)
1 "Har Tarf Tu Hai" Shaan, Mahalakshmi Iyer Tune Lifted from Amr Diab's "Baateref (2000)"
2 "Rishta Tera Rishta Mera" Udit Narayan
3 "Apna Bana Na Hai" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal Tune Lifted from Ameer Ali's "Karan Main Nazara - Choorian"
4 "Deewana Deewana (Yeh Dil)- Male Version" Udit Narayan Totally copied from Amr Diab's "Alby Ektarak (2000)"
5 "Dilbar Dilbar" Asha Bhosle Totally copied from Samira Said's "Al Bal (1998)"
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 Totally copied from Amr Diab's "Alby Ektarak (2000)"
11 "Yaara Re Yaara Re" Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy Tune lifted from Diana Haddad's "Amaneh (1997)"

Box office[edit]

'Rishtey' worldwide collections breakdown[5]
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
5.9 crore (US$920,000)
Distributor share:
2.2 crore (US$340,000)
Total Gross:
9.7 crore (US$1.5 million)
All Time 37.9 crore (US$5.9 million)[6]
Budget 8.7 crore (equivalent to 23 crore or US$3.6 million in 2016)

Award nominations[edit]

48th Filmfare Awards



  1. ^ [1] Archived 27 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [2] Archived 27 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "chronicles of plagiarism in indian film music". Itwofs.com. Retrieved 2017-06-15. 
  5. ^ [3] Archived 27 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [4] Archived 27 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.

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