Director Ram Gopal Varma
Release date August 22, 1997 (India)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Running time 3 hours
|Release date August 22, 1997 (1997-08-22)|
Writer Sanjay Chhel (dialogue), Kannan Iyer (screenplay), Kannan Iyer (story), Ram Gopal Varma (screenplay), Ram Gopal Varma (story)
Cast Sanjay Dutt (Nandu), Urmila Matondkar (Bhavani), Paresh Rawal (Pinky)
Tagline Fun on the run
Similar Dil Se, Judaai (1997 film), Saathiya (film)
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 cult classic, Kshana Kshanam, which starred Venkatesh and Sridevi.
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 flop.
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.
50–50 (Telugu dubbed version)
Lyrics: Sitaram Shastri
Ottam (Tamil dubbed version)
Though the Tamil dubbed version of the film remain unreleased, the soundtrack album released.
Lyrics: Palani Bharathi
ReferencesDaud (film) Wikipedia
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