Daud (film)

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Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by P. Som Shekar
Written by Kanan Ayar
Sanjay Chel
Ram Gopal Varma
Starring Sanjay Dutt
Urmila Matondkar
Paresh Rawal
Manoj Bajpai
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Rasool Ellore
Edited by Bhanodaya, Ram Gopal Varma
Distributed by Murlimanohar Creations
Release dates
  • August 22, 1997 (1997-08-22)
Country India
Language Hindi

Daud (English: Run) is a 1997 Indian Hindi crime comedy film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar, with music composed by A. R. Rahman. The film was based on Ram Gopal Varma's 1991 Telugu film Kshana Kshanam, which starred Venkatesh and Sridevi.[1] The performed average business but was declared a disaster at the box office.


The affable Nandu (Sanjay Dutt), a small-time crook who is hired to deliver a mysterious package to a notorious criminal named Pinky (Paresh Rawal). Feeling that he's being cheated on his delivery fee, Nandu holds out for more money, and soon finds himself on the run from both the angry gangsters and the police, who have launched a massive manhunt. Nandu and Bhavani (Urmila Matondkar), the lovely cabaret dancer who's tagging along for the ride, assume the package contains gold; both are unpleasantly surprised when it turns out to be something deadlier: a nuclear bomb.



After the success of his previous movie Rangeela, Daud was much anticipated, though the movie opened to mixed reviews, it went on to become a cult classic. The dialogues and pot potpourri of subtle jokes and dead-pan humour was very well appreciated. Daud had some very good actors and A. R. Rahman at the helm in the music department. Manoj Bajpai played a small part in this film (he would later on work with RGV in Satya which made him a bonafide star). It was dubbed into Tamil and Telugu.


Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released 1997
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Tips
Producer A.R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology

The score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman, who also scored Rangeela. The lyrics were written by Mehboob, except for the song "Daud" which was penned by Sukhwinder Singh. The soundtrack proved successful upon release and is considered the highlight of the film. The songs were also noticed for its picturisation. One of the songs, "Zehreela Pyar" came heavily under the censor scanner for its rather bold picturization.

The soundtrack was re-released in Tamil as a non-film album titled Ottam and was dubbed in Telugu as 50–50.

# Song Artist(s)
1 "Daud" Remo Fernandes
2 "Zehreela Pyar" Asha Bhosle & Deena Chandra Das
3 "Shabba Shabba" Ranu Mukherjee (in post-soundtrack) / Swarnalatha (in the original soundtrack), Sonu Nigam & Neeraj Vora
4 "The Thump of Daud" A. R. Rahman
5 "Ye Jan" Kavita Krishnamurthy & Vinod Rathod
6 "O Bhavre" Asha Bhosle & Yesudas
7 "Daud" Usha Uthup
8 "Oh! Sai Yaiye" Asha Bhosle & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Ottam (Tamil Non Film Soundtrack)[edit]

Lyrics: Palani Bharathi

# Song Artist(s)
1 "Adada Ottam Thaan" Mano & Remo Fernandes
2 "Sooriyanaai" Chithra & Deena Chandra Das
3 "Shabba Shabba" Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Neeraj Vora
4 "The Thump of Daud" A. R. Rahman
5 "En Kaadhal Neruppil" Chithra & Unnikrishnan
6 "Poonthendrale" Sujatha Mohan, Yesudas & Asha Bhosle
7 "Oh! Vandhaale" Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Asha Bhosle

50–50 (Telugu Film Soundtrack)[edit]

Lyrics: Sitaram Shastri

# Song Artist(s)
1 "Parugu Parugu Ra" Vandemataram Srinivas & Remo Fernandes
2 "Kasirepi" Chithra, Deena Chandra Das
3 "Shabba Shabba" Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Neeraj Vora
4 "The Thump of Daud" A. R. Rahman
5 "Ee Praayam Needhe Ra" Chithra & Unnikrishnan
6 "O Meghamaa" Sujatha Mohan, Yesudas & Asha Bhosle
7 "Sy Saiyyante" Swarnalatha, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Asha Bhosle


  1. ^ TheNarcissist. "The legacy of Ramu". Cinemaonline. 

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