This was Anil Kapoor's first film in a lead role. He got this role on Shabana Azmi's recommendation. It was also the debut film of actor Pankaj Kapur.
Masood Akhtar, who had acted in this film, made a documentary titled "Kahan Kahan Se Guzre" (2012) on the life and work of M.S. Sathyu. The title of the documentary was adapted from the name of this film.
This film had live footage of Indira Gandhi making a campaign speech during the 1980 Lok Sabha elections.
Singer Sharon Prabhakar debuted as an actor in this film.
This was the debut Hindi film of composer Kersi Lord.
This was Javed Akhtar's first Hindi film as a lyricist. However, since the film did not have a music release, "Silsila" (1981), released later that year, is considered to be his debut film as a lyricist.
Kaali Mai Diya Salai - Farah Khan made her Bollywood debut in this film song. She not only choreographed the dance in this song but also appeared on screen as a dancer. She apparently landed the gig because the producer, director M.S. Sathyu lived in the same apartment building as her.[MR12]