Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 54 mins

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Embedded with charged emotions, this family-oriented revenge drama delves into the ups and downs in the lives of Vijay Kapoor and his family, who lead happy and comfortable lives. Of his four children his only son, Ajay has just returned after completing his higher studies abroad. When Ajay joins the family business, differences of opinion and misunderstandings emerge between father and son, resulting in Ajay's decision to leave and start a business of his own. In the meantime, Vijay is deeply impressed by the efficiency and hard work of Rajesh, who soon becomes his trusted aide and right-hand man. Vijay soon seals their relationship by giving Rajesh his eldest daughter Priti's hand in marriage. Will Ajay's separation from the family and business be a permanent one? Will Rajesh live up to Vijay's trust and faith in him?
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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Karisma Kapoor

Crew: Suneel Darshan (Director), Sameer Reddy (Director of Photography), Nadeem Saifi (Music Director), Shravan Rathod (Music Director)

Genres: Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 18 May 2001 (India)

Tagline: In times of happiness, they turned their backs to each other ... In testing times, they came back ....

Hindi Name: एक रिश्ता: प्यार का बंधन

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Did you know? This is the first time actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar worked together in a movie. Read More
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as Ajay Kapoor
as Vijay Kapoor
as Nisha Thappar
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
as Jagmohan Thappar
as Brij
as Anil Dalal
as Hari Singh
as Khanna
as Priti Kapoor
as Rajesh Purohit
as Pratima Kapoor
as Ladoo Mama
as Police Inspector
as Priya Kapoor
as Attorney
as Balwant
as Ankit Dalal







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Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Tips Music
Music Director: Shravan Rathod, Nadeem Saifi
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik
In times of happiness, they turned their backs to each other ... In testing times, they came back ....
The Bond of Love
This is the first time actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar worked together in a movie.

Suneel Darshan wanted this movie to be entitled 'Rishtaa', but because it was registered with director Indra Kumar, Suneel Darshan decided to alter it.

Director Suneel Darshan was toying on the idea of making a thriller movie, and decided to leave that project and make a family drama around the ups and downs and family relationships he personally had experienced.

The first cast member the director approached was "Akshay Kumar". After the narration of the script, Kumar was in tears as he felt the script was a mirror reflection of his own personal life.

The director wanted a strong actor to play the role of the family head figure and wanted to sign Amitabh Bachchan. He asked a journalist mutual friend of Amitabh, who arranged a meeting between the director and the actor. After a detailed negotiation, Amitabh signed on.

The director only publicly announced the film once he signed both leading actors Amitabh Bachchan and 'Akshay Kumar'.

Juhi Chawla was pregnant whilst shooting, as her pregnancy was becoming more and more visible her scenes were altered for the climax scene by not showing her in the final family reunion scene.