|Release date : 28 March 2014|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5|
|Director : Boyapati Sreenu|
|Producer : Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta, Anil Sunkara|
|Music Director :Devi Sri Prasad|
|Starring : Balakrishna,Jagapathi Babu,Sonal Chauhan,Radhika Apte|
Natasimham Nandamuri Balakrishna’s ‘Legend’ has hit the screens worldwide with a phenomenal buzz. Balakrishna is having high hopes on this Boyapati Sreenu film, so let us check out if the film can live up to the expectations.
Krishna (Balakrishna) is a guy who fights against injustice anywhere in the world. He is an NRI who is deeply attached to his family members. Krishna is deeply in love with Sneha (Sonal Chauhan) and he seeks his grandmother’s blessings for the wedding.
His grandmother is a very strict lady who does not want him to come to India. But Krishna decides to surprise her by paying her a visit with Sneha. With his penchant for saving people in trouble, Krishna soon ends up as the enemy of the powerful Jeethendra (Jagapathi Babu).
The movie enters into flashback mode when Jeethendra sees Krishna. There is an old rivalry involving Krishna’s family and Jai Dev( elder Balakrishna) enters the scene.
The rest of the story is all about Jai Dev’s fight against Jeethendra.
Plus Points :
Balakrishna is simply superb in the role of Jai Dev. He has a royal look and his mannerisms are great to watch. He has also danced energetically in the movie.
Jagapathi Babu is excellent as Jeethendra and he has great future as a leading villain. His natural talent makes him a force to recon with in the negative role.
Sonal Chauhan oozes glamour and she looks gorgeous. Radhika Apte looks homely and she has a good role in the movie.
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.
Interval episode and twist have good impact value.
Minus Points :
Brahmanandam’s comedy element is silly and he irritates as Manikyam.
The first half is slightly slow with too many songs. The item song ‘Lasku Tapa’ is not effective.
Climax could have been more convincing.
Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is very average. Editing is very bad, especially in the first half where there are so many jump cuts. Devi Sri Prasad is a big plus for the film.
Boyapati Sreenu has played a safe game as a director. He has given powerful punch dialogues and a rich look to Balakrishna but he has used a very old storyline.
‘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
123telugu Rating – 3.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team