One small controversy happened after the release of this film. Two of this movie's songs have been censored/banned from the Government-run All India Radio and Doordarshan ("Aaj peene ki tamana hai, main piyuga behisaab, kal ki kal soochoga, jab hoga gunaoh ka hisaab.... “ sung by Mithun. This movie made history when cuss words were used in a song sung by Kishore Kumar "Khali botal ki tarah, aadmi hai khali, apni bhi kya koi zindagi hai saali...saali..."
Although about the film; Ilaaka - has a small little world of its own. A world of dreams and desires love and longings, hatred and hardships.
This is Raja (Mithun) who stands at the cross roads of truth and traditions.
In this small world we have Suraj (Sanjay Dutt) and Neha (Amrita Singh), the two brave Police Officers against the might of evil.
And we have the evil incarnated too! Nagar (Amrish Puri) as vicious as a viper and as blood thirsty as a wolf.
Here we have good old Masterji (A.K.Hangal) who is ready to sacrifice himself for his tiny world.
And we have cunning Swami also, who is ready to destroy everything.
Ilaaka has love and laughter, blood and tears. It is as delicate as a petal and as hard as steel.
Ilaaka; a painting which has all the seven colors of rainbow.