The number 'Mere angne mein' sung by Amitabh Bachchan and Alka Yagnik separately was a sensation and the film a top grosser. Amitabh Bachchan was already a superstar when Lawaaris was made. That was not the only factor behind the success of the film. There was the hugely popular lost and found theme intelligently woven around sex (Zeenat's outfits were quite bold), violence and Bachchan's situational comedy.
Amjad Khan and Raakhee appeared in friendly appearances. Kalyanji Anandji's music was another draw. Apart from 'Mere angne mein' that brought Alka Yagnik into limelight, 'Kabse bichde' was also a big hit with the masses.