This was a bilingual production released in Hindi and Kannada. The Kannada version of this film was titled "Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane" after S.L. Bhyrappa's Kannada novel on which the film was based.
This was Girish Karnad's directorial debut in Hindi films. He co-directed the film with B.V. Karanth. This was Karanth's only Hindi film as a director. Karnad directed only one other Hindi film after this - "Utsav" (1984) - which was his solo work.
Actor Om Puri was credited as Vilom Puri in this film for some reason.