Director Boyapati Srinu's action-drama Legend has received an earth-shattering response at the worldwide Box Office over the weekend. Clearing the Monday test, the Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer has continued to rock the viewers even on the weekdays. Its collection is much better than that of Superstar Mahesh Babu's 1: Nenokkadine, which was released during Sankranti festival early this year.
Released in 1,000+ screens on March 28, Legend opened to an overwhelming response and collected superb numbers at the Box Office on first day. Despite having a strong positive word of mouth, its business went down on Saturday. Trade experts had predicted that its collection would be affected by Municipal Elections on Sunday. As expected, it was affected, but not up to the expected level.
Legend also did well at the Box Office on Monday, Ugadi holiday. The film has collected Rs 19.15 crores at the Andhra Pradesh Box Office in four days. Its breakup is Rs 6.90 cr on Fri, Rs 3.75 cr on Sat, Rs 4.35 cr on Sun and Rs 4.15 cr on Mon. The film has collected Rs 2.65 crores at the ticket counters in Karnataka and other parts of India.
Released in 60+ screens in America on March 27, Legend has received fantastic response from viewers and collected Rs 2.15 crores nett ($357,829) at the USA Box Office in four-day-extended weekend. It has become the biggest opener and highest grosser for Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu in the country. The film has collected a total of Rs 23.85 crores at the worldwide Box Office in four days.
Legend has garnered positive reviews and rich ratings from almost all film critics. The movie has been rated an average of 3.3 out of 5. We bring you the excerpts of 20 reviews. Continue to read Legend film critics verdict.
Oneindia - Rating: 3.5
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.
Times of India - Rating: 3
There's a surfeit of blood, action sequences and deafening punch dialogues. Simply put its Simha remade with bad music. How much you will enjoy it will be directly proportional to your love for Balayya.
The Hindu – Review
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.
Idlebrain - Rating: 3.25
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 Balakrishna'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.
Indiaglitz - Rating: 3.0
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.
123Telugu – Rating: 3.5
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.
CineOutlook - Rating: 3.5
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.
Telugu Mirchi - Rating: 3.5
Legend is the beautiful gift by Boyapati Srinu 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....!
Gulte - Rating: 3.5
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.
Tollywoodandhra - Rating: 3.5
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!
BharatStudent - Rating: 3.5
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.
APHerald - Rating: 2.5
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.
NowRunning - Rating: 3.5
Legend is a must watch for fans and mass lovers. For Normal audience its a good watch especially in this filmy drought.
SupergoodMovies - Rating: 3.5
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 !!!
24Krafts - Rating: 3.0
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.
TeluguCinema - Rating: 3.0
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.
BeyondTollywood - Rating: 3.5
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.
EenaduCinema - Rating: 3.75
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.
TeluguCinemas - Rating: 3.25
This is the best Movie From Balakrishna After Simha. Legend is High voltage Power packed Movie And Feast to Balakrishna Fans Pakka commercial Entertainer. Normal audience can watch one Time Easily.
AndhraHeadlines - Rating: 3.0
Legend has electrifying sparks which will charge masses.