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Total Votes: 60
Release Date 18 May, 2001
Budget ₹15 crores
Box Office India ₹18 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹37 crores
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Ajay is the only son amongst four children of Vijay, a successful businessman. Ajay graduates from foreign university and returns to India to start his own business. His father wants him to join their family business. Because of this, an ideology dispute sprouts between them. Rajesh Purohit enters their family and wants to impoverish them. Vijay is impressed with Rajesh and fixes his daughter’s marriage with him. Ajay seeks financial assistance from his dad to start his business but Vijay denies to help him. Ajay takes a loan for his business and after knowing this, Vijay throws him out of the house. Rajesh, in a deceitful manner, makes Vijay sign power of attorney and hence, Vijay becomes bankrupt. When Ajay comes to know about the plot of Rajesh, he decides to take back his family’s fortune and reunite their family.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹1.31 crores
Saturday₹1.13 crores
Sunday₹1.39 crores
First Weekend₹3.84 crores
Monday₹1.10 crores
Tuesday₹1.02 crores
First Week₹7.12 crores
Second Week₹3.63 crores
Third Week₹2.40 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹18 crores
Worldwide Gross₹37 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹130.5 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹268.25 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Ek Rishtaa - The Bond of love opened on average grounds and received mixed reviews from the critics. It collected decently over the weekdays and ended its first week with an earning of around Rs. 4 crores. In the second week, the movie collected similar to its first week and fared well at the box office.

It earned over Rs. 15 crores in the domestic market and collected over Rs. 35 crores in the overseas theatres. Ek Rishtaa was declared a semi-hit and ranked at number 10 in terms of the Highest Hindi grosser films of 2001.

Full Cast & Characters

Amitabh BachchanVijay Kapoor
Akshay KumarAjay Kapoor
RaakheePratima Kapoor
Juhi ChawlaPriti Kapoor
Karishma KapoorNisha Thaapar Kapoor
NagmaSpecial Appearance in the song Mulakat
Mohnish BehlRajesh Purohit
Simone SinghPriya Kapoor
Alok NathJagmohan Thappar
Shakti KapoorLadoo Mama
Ashish VidyarthiHari Singh
Sharat SaxenaPolice Inspector
Sunil ShettySunil (Special Appearance)
Avtar GillKhanna
Anang DesaiBrij
KunikaSweety Aunty

Fun Facts & Triva

  • When Amitabh Bachchan comes to know about the presence of the actress, Rekha in the movie, he decided to leave the film. Hence, Rakee was included in the film opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Akshay Kumar broke down after reading the script as it resembles his own personal life.
  • Hema Malini was also approached for Rakhee Gulzaar's role but she turned down the offer.
  • The director, Suneel Darshan wanted to make a thriller movie but ended up making a family drama film.
  • Earlier, the title of the film was selected as Rishtaa but changed later on due to copyright issues.
  • It was the first film of Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan together.