Lata Mangeshkar, who sang more than 10 songs in the movie, had long retired from accepting awards, but the public demand for the song "Didi Tera Devar Deewana" was such that she received the Filmfare Special Award that year.
Filmmaker Karan Johar named it as the one film that changed his life. He said, "After seeing Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! I realized Indian cinema is about values, tradition, subtlety, romance. There is so much soul in it."
The film was originally released in only a small number of theaters that agreed to upgrade their facilities. Due to widespread demand for the film after release, many other theaters upgraded in order to get the film. As a result ticket prices were raised, and more people came back to theaters who had been lost to television.