The film was launched in 1976 with the title "Matti Kare Singhar". Starring Sunil Dutt, Rajesh Khanna,Rekha, Jyoti Arya,Prem Nath, Ranjeet. The film saw multiple delays for unknown reasons. Sunil Dutt was replaced by Rajesh Khanna and Jyoti Arya was replaced by Reena Roy then Poonam Dhillon. The title "Nishaan" was selected much later .