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Legend(2014) is a telugu movie starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Radhika Apte and Sonal Chauhan in lead roles.Sai Korrapati will be presenting the film on Vaarahi Chalana Chitram.Jagapathi Babu is playing the negative role for the first time in this film .Directed by Boyapati Srinu and produced by Ram Achanta,Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under 14 Reels Entertainment.The film is the second time Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu are together after block buster Simha.Devi Sri Prasad composes music for the first time for Nandamuri Balakrishna.Legend is the first telugu movie in the co-porduction of 14 reels and vaarahi chalana chitram banner.

Release Date :28/03/2014

Critic Reviews (32)
Rating: 3.75/5
Legend is a perfect high-voltage mass entertainer laced with decent emotions and sentimental scenesFans and masses will throng to LEGEND theaters repeatedly to see powerhouse BALAKRISHNA on screen.This Boyapati-NBK combo will enthrall general audience as well
Business Of Tollywood
Rating: 3.75/5
Overall the film is the effortless performance by Nandamuri, which is a combination of romantic action and a mass entertainer.
Rating: 3.5/5
Legend is that kind of movie what fans and masses expect from the combination of Boyapati and Balayya. Despite the heavy expectations of Simha, Boyapati managed to live up to them. Watch it for a Mass Treat! Families beware of the over violence!
Rating: 3.5/5
Balakrishna fans will watch this film numerous times as it is undoubtedly the best from Nata Simha post 'Simha'. Boyapati Srinu lived up to the expectations and delivered a full on masala film that will work wonders at the box office especially in mass dominated areas. There is good sentimental touch to the film which will appeal to classes and families. Excessive violence is the weak point of this film and it may restrict the reach. Saying that all the biggest hits from Balakrishna had excessive violence and therefore it shouldn't be a big problem for Legend.
Rating: 3.5/5
Overall, this is a film which appeals to not just Nandamuri fans but all commercial masala lovers. At the box office, the film looks set to score a blockbuster.
Rating: 3.5/5
Balakrishna gave an outstanding efforts. His mannerism, majestic look, dialog delivery and dances are a huge treat for fans. It is a power and energy combination performance from the Natasimha.Coming to Jagapathi Babu who played the role for villain for the first time impressed. Stylish Villain tag aptly suits him. Jagapathi brought meat and freshness to the negative role, Tollywood producers should definitely look out for him.
Rating: 3.5/5
Boyapati Srinu's Legend has everything that is trademark of every film he makes a script with mass elements, bloodshed with minor political touch and family issues. The film has a simple plot but suffers due to its pace. Ideally the runtime should have been a good 20 minutes shorter and a few unnecessary scenes were better avoided. Director Boyapati's Legend has been packaged as a commercial mass entertainer, where a person who wanna lead the poor to make people sustain in this corrupt society. Though the narrative style is rather superannuated, the film has its moments.
Rating: 3.5/5
Overall, director Boyapati Srinu has made Legend in a typical Balakrishna's style. The movie has good performances, sound technical elements, interesting screenplay and punch dialogues. It is good masala entertainer and a grand Ugadi treat for Nandamuri fans
Rating: 3.5/5
Finally Legend is a must watch for fans and mass lovers. For Normal audience its a good watch especially in this filmy drought.
Rating: 3.5/5
Legend has some explosive moments in the second half and powerful punch dialogues from Balakrishna. The film is a solid commercial entertainer that can do great business at the Box Office
Rating: 3.5/5
Legend is the another super duper hit in the combination of Boyapati Srinu and Balayya Babu which is blended with all the essentials need for a commercial entertainer. The performance of Balakrishna, especially in delivering a dialogue, action episodes and for some dance moves are quite awesome, as he worked out a lot for this movie at his half century age.
Rating: 3.5/5
First half of the movie really is very good with Brahmis comedy, fights and family sentiment scenes. The flashback episode is well established with ultimate dialogues. Legend is going to be entertainment feast for all all balayya fans only. Legend is full on commercial Pot Boiler. Its worth a watch this weekend !!!
Rating: 3.5/5
History Repeat.Lion is on Record Hunt
Rating: 3.5/5
The film is a solid commercial entertainer that can do great business at the Box Office.Overall,Legend is the beautiful gift by Boyapati Sreenu to Balyya fans. Till now, the audience did not forget Simha and for some more time they will keep talking about Legend. This is the beautiful movie by Balayya after Simha. It is a Grand Ugadi treat for Nandamuri fans.Frankly speaking, Yes, the Lion is Back!
Rating: 3.5/5
Overall, Legend is a stylish mass entertainer that showcases all of Balakrishna's abilities very well. The superb second half is a big asset. However, Legend is definitely worth a watch for its peppy music and sizzling chemistry between the lead pair, the film should work well at the Box Office and Balakrishna's fans will be a delighted lot.
Rating: 3.5/5
Overall, Legend is a stylish mass entertainer that showcases all of Balakrishna's abilities very well. The superb second half is a big asset. However, Legend is definitely worth a watch for its peppy music and sizzling chemistry between the lead pair, the film should work well at the Box Office and Balakrishna's fans will be a delighted lot.
Rating: 3.5/5
This director played as safe game and given powerful punch dialogues and a rich look to Balakrishna but he has used routine story plot. Before seen Jagapathi babu will be playing Villain role for this flick which stands as a top highlights for this flick. The second half of the film is a big plus point, with emotionally charged scenes and powerful action episodes. The fight sequence near train track is excellent. Overall they feel that it is good and will work out for B &C centres more rather than 'A' centres!
Rating: 3.5/5
A must watch commercial hit film from Director Boyapati Srinu with hero Balakrishna.
Rating: 3.25/5
Boyapati Srinu who knows the pulse of the masses selected a plot where he can include all commercial elements to delight masses. Though the story is routine, he made it up with powerful dialogues and high voltage action. He explored the potential of Balakrishna to the maximum in the film. Balakrishna is superb in second half. Boyapati however with his excessive violence seems to be aleniating family viewers. First half starts off at a slow pace but with the interval block sets stage for the sentiment mixed action and emotional filled second half.
Rating: 3.25/5
First half of the film is okay. Interval bang is good. Second half has powerful moments and emotionally charged scenes. Plus points of the film are Bala Krishna's ferocious performance (as Jai Dev) and powerful dialogues written by M Ratnam. On the flip side, there is a lot of bloodshed. On a whole, Legend is a feast for fans and will be liked by masses
Rating: 3.25/5
Legend- Bala Krishna's 'Legend'ary performance delights fans!!!
Rating: 3.25/5
This is the best Movie From Balakrishna After Simha .Legend is High voltage Power packed Movie And Feast to Balakrishna Fans Pakka commerical Entertainer.Normal audience can watch one Time Easily
Rating: 3.0/5
Legend had powerful actions pack in the second half and terrific punch dialogues from Balakrishna. This is good news to all Nandamuri Fans; the movie will get good revenues in the Box-office.
Rating: 3.0/5
The director follows the same formula here again but is clearly not as successful as he was previously. For starters he has failed to engage with the other Balakrishna. Srimannarayana in Simha worked as much as the other character and helped him the older character as well as the entire film. Here the younger character Krishna seems to be completed neglected with not much though given to him.
Rating: 3.0/5
Legend has electrifying sparks which will charge masses.
Rating: 3.0/5
Since it released at a time when there are no big films, it remains to be seen how far Legend will cash in on the situation. But if one were to compare this with Balayya's Narasimha Naidu and Samarasimha Reddy, then the fans are likely to be disappointed. And if one were to compare it with Balayya's recent flops, then the film is much better
Rating: 3.0/5
Legend is made for Balakrishna's fans and intended to get political mileage. Full of punch dialogues with beaten to death script. Balakrishna's screen presence and his dialogue delivery is highlight. Regular mass masala movie.
Rating: 3.0/5
A film that falters in first half and picks up from the interval bang. All in all, it is Balayya's one-man mighty show. Barring a few lacunae, it should be a hit with the mass audience.
The Times Of India
Rating: 3.0/5
As far as acting goes, well Balayya just does his thing. The climax of the movie with him giving a speech dressed like a politician signaling his entry into electoral politics might just give the politically inclined something to chew on. Besides sizzling in an Urusula Andress - aka Honet Rider from the bond film, Dr No - styled beach number, Sonal Chauhan (although she doesn't quite have the same impact that Urusula did back in the sixties) has little to do. Jagapati Babu is reduced to screaming his lungs out in every scene besides eyeballing at Balakrishna in every scene he gets.
Rating: 3.0/5
Legend is super hit for Balayya fans and hit for common audience.
Rating: 2.5/5
Overall, the intentions were honest, the effort that has gone into the making of the film very evident in every frame. It certainly has its moments, but not enough to deserve the price of your ticket unless of course, you're a Balakrishna fan. If you are, don't think twice, go watch it.
The Hindu
Rating: --
The drama ends only after Balakrishna sheds some light on the idea of a good leader and democracy (some of these dialogues are just about audible in the Balayya zindabad; Jai jai Balayya cheers of the fans in the hall) and is ultimately shown like a Narasimha avatar.
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  • Guru Sandeep
    Guru Sandeep
    Legend(LION) Back
    April 02, 2014
  • kiran machili
    kiran machili
    the worest movie in tollywood in 2014
    March 29, 2014
  • vemulapalli saisumanth
    vemulapalli saisumanth
    suuuuuuuuuuperrrrr rrrrrrr
    March 28, 2014
  • Film Gola
    Film Gola
    Tailor made for balayya fans.Excessive violence is a dampener but overall another hit from balayya-boyabati combo.
    March 28, 2014
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