A nanosecond pulsed Nd3+:YAG laser was used to generate grooves as well as dimples on the surface of the moly-chrome film. Interaction of laser, operating at the laser wavelengths of 1064 nm, 532 nm and 355 nm, respectively on the target material were investigated. The principal finding is based on the geometrical parameters such as width, depth and recast layer in the case of the groove. Various roughness parameters inside the grooves were studied. Whereas in the case of the dimple, various parameters like dimple diameter, depth and recast laser were analyzed. A study to find the optical reflectivity of the moly-chrome material at different laser wavelengths was conducted. The groove and dimple formed with the laser wavelength of 1064 nm showed a high material removal and re-cast layer compared to 532 nm and 355 nm. The roughness Ra inside the groove formed with the laser wavelength of 1064 nm and 355 nm exhibited a percentage increase of around 68% and 20% compared to the 532 nm. © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.