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LEGEND REVIEW

- 2.5/5
LEGEND REVIEW ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • Cinematography
  • Balakrishna
  • Background Score
  • Dialogues
  • FewFights

What Is Bad

  • Thin Storyline
  • Slow Narration
  • Dragged Climax
  • Casual Script
  • Editing
Bottom Line: Fails to reach the heights of Simha.

Story

9:55am : Climax is taking too much time to conclude. Political dialogues are good..

9:47am : 100 kodithene sachin 100cr nokkithane Politician : Prudhavi..

9:41am : Nalagurilo brathike vadu kadhu, nalugurikosam brathike vade manashi..

9:37am : That's how Simhachalam leaves his family and removes his cover from the people he loved..

9:34am : Jitendra returns kidnaps Radhika this time. But Jitendra suceeds in his attempt give a important blow in Simhachalam Life.

9:22am : Radhika Apte comes to support Simhachalam. Leaves family to marry him... Time for a situational "Nee Kantichupulo" song...

9:15am : Narake kodhi neeku alapu vasthadi emo naku oopu vasthadi : Simhachalam challenges Jitendra..

9:08am : "Mavayya" scene just elevates the emotional in the second half..

9:03am : Nenu okkadiki yeduru vellina vadike risk, vadu naku yeduru vachina vadike risk : Simhachalam...

8:54am : With Om Sarvani Om Rudrani song Radhike Apte is introduced...

8:52am : Rajakeeyam nee Blood lo undi emo naku Blood lo undi.. Bloody fool.. Simhachalam.

8:47am : Simhachalam (Balakrishna) elevation is solid. Legend title track and Boyapati elevates scenes with proper scenes to support the flash back..

8:43am : Champithe Chavanoduu evadaina unte cheppu : Jagapathi Babu goes against Simhachalam to approves his relative as MLA.

8:40am : Post Interval starts with flash back of Jitendra and Simhachalam..

8:27am : Ledu Anne dhairyam raadu anne namakama : Legend.

8:24am : Interval twist is superb. Original Legend enters the screen with solid Simha bgm to save his family from Jitendra..

8:20am : Sonal gets to know about the violent angel of krishna. Meanwhile Jitendra starts tracing krishna with few hints and kidnaps Sonal..

8:17am : Krishna starts going against Jitendra's illegal issues, kills Jitendra's brother for killing innocent fisherman's.

8:15am : Hamsa Nandini is red hot in Lasku Tappa song. Massy track with fine choreography.

8:12am : Krishna Family sketch to kill Manikyam is funny. Sonal Chauhan d/o Vizag collector Ghajapathi Rao (Ahuthi Prasad) reveals the secrets killing of Jitendra..

8:07am : Manikyam (Bhrami) thrill scenes are funny, but are a bit long..

8:04am : Pattu Cheera Bagunde song has some good visuals and art work. Balakrishna steps are good...

8:00am : The Fight sequence as Balakrishna returns to India is Superb..

7:58am : Naku Oka Bad Habbit Undi life lo konni Chudakudadu Vinnakudadu annukunta, Porapatunna avvi na kantiki kanipichina chevvi ki vinipinchina temper Lechuddhi, - Balakrishna...

7:54am : The background score by DSP to Jitendra's introduction is Superb. Due to Manikyam Krishna (Balayya) leaves to meet his family. But unfortunately krishna sees the unfortunate Situation.

7:49am : Thindi lekkunda ayina brathukuthanu emo kanni Thrill lekunda brathakadu Manikyam (Brahmi)...

7:45am : Sonal Chauhan sizzles with her introduction, Time Bomb Pellidhe Pilla song is good starts with nice steps. Balakrishna joins the bridage with good grace..

7:37am : After a long car chase sequence. "Ooru Maruthe Bes Maruddhi, Thindi Maruddhi.. Blood enduku Marudhi Bloody fool"... Balayya starts the fight..

7:32am : Jitender (Jagapathi Babu) kills everyone, near and dear to Legend area. Time frame shifts to few months and place shifts to Dubai. Here's comes Legend Balakrishna..

7:28am : Ghanta Edusthe Brathukuthada, oka roju edisthe Brathukuthada : Jagapathi Babu confirms his stay at Simhachalam..

7:24am : Jagapathi Babu's father kidnaps Suhasini & Jr. Legend to provide a escape to Jagapathi Babu. But Jr. Legend kills everyone around to take revenge on..

7:20am : Shevaniki oka Danda Prajalaku oka Vanda isthuntam : Jagapathi Babu

7:16am : Movie starts with Boyapati regular style of directing the film. Opens up in Simhachalam..

7:12am : Movie starts thanking the original Legend Sr.NTR and dedicate LEGEND FILM to him...

7:09am : Legend - "A" certified 160.29 Minutes movie...

7:07am : Fans are just going crazy as every celebrity is entering the hall. Already 14 reels Producers, Sai Korapati, Rajamouli settled in their seats for the special show...

7:02am : More than 500 Members participated in a huge rally from Kukatpally to Bhramaramba...

6:55am : Hai Telugu Movie Lovers Good Morning Welcome to Tweets Live Updates for Legend Movie....

As Legend release is approaching we Apherald.com are brining you exclusive review of Legend movie and here comes some preview of Legend and concept of Legend movie. As movie is a super hit combination of Bala Krishna and Boyapati srinivas there are lots of expectations from a common fan, what is Legend about? Let’s have a look.

Legend is all about how a simple man changes his way to change the position of a common man, Boyapati designed this flick to be a complete action entertainer and this one will be best of his pen said one of close source from Legend team. Movie is expected to release in a record number of theatres worldwide and one of fan from USA bought Legend Preview ticket for $1116.

Legend censor review gets a bonus point with plenty of appreciations, Movie is a power packed bonanza from Boyapati and never before seen Jagapathi babu will be playing Villain role for this flick which stands as a top highlights for this flick. Censor issues are still continuing for Legend as board members suggested Legend team to get Election commission orders before releasing movie as it has too many political dialogues. Movie is all set to be released on March 28th 2014 and we Apherald.com will bring you an Exclusive Review details and updates of Legend.

Star Performance

Although the film is loaded with talent in the acting department, it doesn't exactly come as a saving grace. While some excel the other's disappoint. Balakrishna clearly outshines the rest with his high spirited performance and spontaneity. The very talented Jagapathy Babu is good with histrionics and mannerisms but his characterization fails to make his presence felt. His timing with Balakrishna wasn't good enough either. Though there is no point in comparing the two, it is Balakrishna who scores more, especially with the maximum presence on screen. Jagapathy Babu Looks a bit wan but he impresses with his dialogue delivery.

Legend even includes two beautiful actresses. Radhika Apte (Rakta Charitra fame) did a typical role and she did it with sang-froid. Sonal Chauhan (Rainbow Fame) did well within the limitations of her character. She is redhot in the trendy look. Most of the actors have limited roles to play. Bhramanandam fails to tickle the funny bones with his Thrills. Suhasini Maniratnam, Kalyani Suriyakiran, Bhramji, Chalapathy Rao and Ahuthi Prasad are just there to make their presence felt.

Techinical Team

Boyapati Srinu's Legend had potential to be a mass entertainer film but it fails to capture the essence and falls flat due to a standard script. The screenplay lacks freshness, is loosely written and amateurishly handled that it goes from good to average to bad and ends up being a long yawn that evokes nothing but boredom. However, the film does manage to work in parts with some emotional sequences well enacted and some comical scenes that turn your grin to a laughter. The first half of the film is fine with good interval bang and second half its starts dragging after few minutes. The producer seems to have made this film keeping the success of Simha in mind. They have selected the same set barriers and Boyapati tries tried to emulate the formula of Simha. What this film lacks is powerful screenplay and pulsating direction. The film is just way too long. At around 160.29 minutes, Legend feels like a long, tiring watch. What makes the film seem even longer is the repeated scenes and the frequent change of mind that almost all characters go through. Better editing (Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao) would have done wonders to the overall impact.

When the screenplay fails to rise above the clichés and initiate a decent flash back, the writers try hard to induce humor through dialogues. Although at some instances the dialogues manage to tickle, the overall impact is nothing but dingy. Editing (Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao) could have been better while Cinematography (C Ram Prasad) is first-rate. Dialogues in the film are highlight "Rajakeeyam nee Blood lo undi emo naku Blood lo undi.. Bloody fool..", "Champithe Chavanoduu evadaina unte cheppu", "Narake kodhi neeku alapu vasthadi emo naku oopu vasthadi" etc. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is passable. Art work of the film is good. Production Values are grand.

Analysis

First half of the film is okay, with solid interval bang but things fall apart in the second half due to thin point and dragged narration. A better script, more believable characters, some real trimming, pulsing narration and a modern style could have done wonders for Legend. But in the current form it succeeds in reminding about the earlier movies.

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.

Cast & Crew

4 / 5 - 4820
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