Rishtey (transl.?Relationships) is a 2002 Indian Hindi-language action drama film released on 6 December 2002. The film directed by Indra Kumar stars Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, ShilpaShetty and Amrish Puri in the lead roles. The film had an average collection at the box office.
Anil Kapoor as Suraj Singh, Karan's Father & Komal's Frustrated Husband
Karisma Kapoor as Komal Singh, Karan's Mother & Suraj's Frustrated Wife and Yashpal's Daughter
Shilpa Shetty as Vaijanti, Suraj's Love Interest
Jibraan Khan as Karan, Suraj & Komal's Son
Amrish Puri as Yashpal Chaudhary, Komal's Father & Karan's Grandfather and the main antagonist
Sharat Saxena as Hussain Bakshi
Kaivalya Chheda as Hussain Bakshi's Son
Alok Nath as Judge Gaekwad
Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Advocate Katre
Deepshika as Seductress Choudhary's Secretary
Arjun Firoz Khan as Manik Trainer & Friend of Suraj, Boxer Money Man
Vishwajeet Pradhan as Madesh, Yashpal's Assistant
Nils Allen Stewart as Scopio
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.