इस फ़िल्म में अमोल पालेकर, शबाना आज़मी और सोनी राज़दान के किरदारों को उनके असली नाम दिए गए थे.[MR12]
Vidhu Vinod Chopra got a lot of appreciation for this film but it remained unsold for more than a year. He finally decided to distribute the film himself. He rented out Regal Cinema in Bombay where the film played for two weeks. While the film was playing there, he did a few other deals to distribute the film elsewhere in the country. It was during this time that a frustrated Chopra decided to make a commercial film next and started writing the film that became "Parinda" (1989).