Drishti, India, 31 August 1990

Sandhya (Dimple Kapadia) and Nikhil (Shekhar Kapur) are a happily married, urban, professional couple. Coming from middle-class families, they have risen in their professional life by virtue of merit and hard work.

On their eighth wedding anniversary, one of their friends brings his nephew Rahul (Irrfan Khan) who is a classical singer. Sandhya develops an attraction and has an affair with him. She confides in her friend Prabha but does not tell Nikhil. After a couple of months, the affair ends.

After about a year, Nikhil falls in love with Vrinda, his assistant in the lab. He tells Sandhya about it and leaves her. Sandhya is shattered and they part. Four years after the divorce they meet again, and Sandhya mentions her affair with Rahul.[1]


  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 171 min
  • Director: Govind Nihalani


Drishti is a 1990 Hindi film directed by Govind Nihalani that stars Dimple Kapadia, Shekhar Kapur and Irrfan Khan. It is one of the rare films to have music direction by noted classical singer Kishori Amonkar with lyrics by Vasant Dev.