New Delhi, directed by man of mass entertainers Joshiy, was a game changer for its lead actor Mammootty. The 1987 thriller had an ensemble cast comprising of Sumalatha, Suresh Gopi, Urvashi, Thyagarajan and did a roaring business. The film was a breakthrough in the career of all its cast including the lead actor Mammootty. The film was instrumental in elevating him to the ranks of a superstar and it was credited for reviving the career of Mammootty who was almost on the verge of losing his cinema career due to a string of flops. The film also inspired Telugu, Kannada and Hindi versions.