Hmmm I knew about the craze, just didn't witness it myself due to no Hindi films in theater rule in the family back then.
But something else which I strongly remember is I watched the movie on Saturday. Movie released on Friday & I had watched it on Saturday morning 11ish with parents at home. It was the best print. Piracy was like that back then. Yet this film ran for exactly 108 days in Mysore, Lido theater. I used to have the paper cutting, don't remember in which box they're in now.