Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (transl. A Relationship: The Bond of Love) is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Suneel Darshan released on 18 May 2001. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Juhi Chawla, Karishma Kapoor, Mohnish Bahl. It was the first film where Bachchan and Kumar worked together. The film is a family drama where a big family encounters a crisis when disputes take place between the father (Bachchan) and the son (Kumar). The film earned over ₹365 million (US$4.6 million) at the worldwide box office.
Vijay Kapoor, a successful businessman lives happily with his wife and four children. His only son, Ajay, who was studying abroad and has graduated from university, comes back home now. Rajesh Purohit enters the family, and deviously impresses Vijay and his eldest daughter Priti, whereas his main goal is to impoverish their family and take over Vijay’s fortune. Soon, Vijay approves their marriage. Meanwhile, Ajay falls in love with Nisha Thapar.