Her comic-dramatic performance met with unanimous critical acclaim and won her several awards, including the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in the film.Her last release of the year was Yash Chopra's thriller Darr, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol.She went on to establish herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema with the top grossing family drama Swarg (1990), and the thriller Pratibandh (1990).She achieved further success with the super-hit romance Bol Radha Bol (1992), and the romantic comedy Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992).Her charm and charisma including her "next-door girl" image created a phenomenon in India; Her plain yet so elegant salwar-suits or her innocent smile that made people crazy." It won the Filmfare Best Movie Award, and Chawla won the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and received her first nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award.In 1990, she starred in Pratibandh, which was a box office success and her performance was lauded by critics, as written: "Most of Juhi Chawla's sequences are worth the watch just for her terrific performance.In 1993, she appeared in four of the top-grossing productions of the year.Her first release was the multi-starrer Lootere, opposite Sunny Deol, Naseeruddin Shah, Chunkey Pandey and Anupam Kher; the film was a success wrote "Juhi Chawla sheds her girl-next-door image with Lootere and transforms into Bollywood sex siren with 'Main Teri Rani Tu Raja Mera' song. Her acting is flawless and her screen presence and beauty make it all the better." Her next release was Aaina, co-starring Jackie Shroff, and was produced by Yash Chopra, the film was a big hit at the box office, solidifying Chawla's position as the leading lady of the 90's.
I actually like her more either in comedy or in roles of smart and sophisticated women, but this one definitely works.The film went on to become a blockbuster upon its release and was one of the highest grossing films of the year, making it Chawla's fourth consecutive box office hit of the year.Darr was also a major critical success, winning several awards including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.Aamir Khan is effective in a suitably restrained performance but it is Juhi Chawla who steals the show with her comic nirvana. It is difficult to imagine any other actress in this role.Easily she is the funniest actor in the history of Hindi cinema and it would be a tough challenge for any actor to match up to that. Such is her natural charm and comic sense in this one, and she truly deserved the Filmfare she received.
A critic stated: "Juhi Chawla as a normal middle-class working woman is delightful to see.