At the 32nd National Film Awards, the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada. It also won two awards at the 1984–85 Karnataka State Film Awards; Best Actor (Vishnuvardhan) and Best Music Director (M. Ranga Rao). In addition to this, Vishnuvardhan and Suhasini won the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress categories at the South Filmfare Awards. The film is seen as a milestone in Kannada cinema
The film was remade in Tamil as Premapasam with sivakumar and revathi.
The movie ran for 25 weeks in many theatres.
M. Ranga Rao composed the soundtrack, and the lyrics were written by R. N. Jayagopal. The album consists of four songs All Songs Super Hit All Time (Ever Green)
1. “Banna Nanna Olavina” R. N. Jayagopal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, chorus
2. “Ee Bandhana” R. N. Jayagopal K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki
3. “Noorondu Nenapu” R. N. Jayagopal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
4. “Premada Kadambari” R. N. Jayagopal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam