This was the first Indian film after the silent era to have no dialogues. It also did not have any songs. It was released with different titles in different markets - in Karnataka as "Pushpaka Vimana", in Andhra Pradesh as "Pushpaka Vimanamu", in Tamil Nadu as "Pesum Padam" and in Kerala as "Pushpakvimanam". The film was a commercial success despite its unique concept.
This film was shot largely in Bangalore. The titular hotel in the film was Windsor Manor.
The role played by Amala in this film was originally intended for Madhuri Dixit. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao changed his mind and chose Amala instead after he saw her compere an award function.
Kamal Haasan had offered Tinu Anand a role in this film during the making of the film "Shahenshah" (1988), which Anand was directing. The actor had pleaded Anand to visit Madras for a day to discuss the film since Amrish Puri, who had initially signed the film, was no longer available, and other actors had declined the role. Tinu Anand had wanted to do this film but was in a bind because he was shooting with Amitabh Bachchan at the time and did not want to lose his dates with the actor. When Anand had brought this up with Bachchan, the actor had agreed to change his schedule to accommodate Anand's visit to Madras. It was in these circumstances that Tinu Anand had signed up for this film. On Kamal Haasan's recommendation, Tinu Anand had landed another acting role during the making of this film - in Mani Ratnam's cult classic "Nayakan" (1987).