DAUD is about a runaway twosome who believe they have a 'crore' or two of gold in a black box. That it is not gold but a neutron bomb is obvious from the beginning. Sanjay Dutt, as Nandu, is a small time crook hired by a middleman for a gang of international smugglers out to destroy the nation. Urmila Matondkar, as Bhavani, is a cabaret dancer who tags along with Nandu in this ÒDAUDÓ from the police and the real thieves. In the process of evading the police and the smugglers, Nandu and Bhavani fall in love. But what will happen when the smuggler get their hands on the neutron bomb? Will Nandu and Bhavani leave the city or will they try to stop the smugglers before they set off the bomb?