There is nothing much to write home about as far as the story of Ek Rishtaa goes. The title says it all. It is the story of A father, a family man, a man who is much respected and adored by everyone around him, and his estranged son. A son, who reveres, even worships his father but sadly enough has different ideals and a different thought process than that of his father's. But when fate strikes and a slew of tragedies hit the Kapoor household, It is the son, who swallows his pride and his ego, and comes walking back into his father's life, taking control, and teaching everyone, big and small something about family values, and how nothing can break blood ties and love bonds. Amitabh Bachchan is, once again, flawless as the father who believes that patience is a big virtue and is realistic enough to see that in modern day India, education is not as important as experience, goodwill and hard work, something he believes his son has till to obtain. With every passing movie, he proves that he can outshine most actors walking the planet today and hold his own against the best that World Cinema has to offer.
Akshay Kumar, as Mr. Bachchan's son is simply great. This is the second movie where he has proved that he is an actor of caliber and the Chopras and Barjatyas of the world need to sit up and take notice. His performance as the good son is understated, yet endearing. Especially poignant are the scenes where he pleads with Amitabh Bachchan to give him a chance, and show him that In this case, a son can become a father's support. Of the rest of the cast, Karisma, Juhi Chawla, Mohnish Behl and Rakhee are good. with strong characterisations. Where the film fails is in its music, length and shoddy narration.
With Golden performances, which, if the film had been made better, would have definitely got it a slew of awards. To end, the film doesn't disappoint, but then, it doesn't even please.
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