‘Legend’ has once again proved that Nandamuri Balakrishna is the one and only one to create records or to rewrite the records. Nandamuri Balakrishna
's prestigious film 'Legend', which was directed by the promising director Boyapati Sreenu under 14 Reels Entertainments banner and presented by Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram banner, will successfully complete its 400 days run on May 1. This mass entertainer had a grand opening on March 28. 'Legend' has not only rewritten the box-office records by creating tsunami, but also the biggest hit in Balakrishna's career after 'Simha' in Boyapati Sreenu's combination. In 1942, Gemini’s ‘Balanagamma’ stood as first direct 100 days film in Madras Wellington Theater. In 1951, ‘Patala Bhairavi’ stood as 200 days film in Durga Kalamandir Theater, Vijayawada and in 1977 ‘Adavi Ramudu’ as 300 days film in Alankar Theater, Vizag. Now, Nandamuri fans are very happy that ‘Legend’ is completing 400 days run.
The special attractions of 'Legend' include Music Missile Devisri Prasad's music, Sonal Chauhan's glamour, Radhika Apte's performance and family hero turned villain Jagapathi Babu's performance in negative role and above all, Balakrishna's characterization designed by Boyapati Sreenu stood as main highlights for the film. This apart, producers Gopi Achanta, Ram Achanta and Anil Sunkara have not compromised on the film's quality. Similarly, presenter Sai Korrapati played key role in the success of 'Legend'.
The film has not only created records in Andhra and Telangana areas, but also proved its specialty in overseas. Particularly in these days, when it is very hard to run a film for at least one week, ‘Legend’ with Bala Krishna’s extraordinary performance has collected 50 Crores and stood as blockbuster hit in Balakrishna’s career. 127 centers and completed 100 days in 31 centers. And it has completed 200 days unobtrusively and it also stood as blockbuster hit in 2014 by collecting Rs. 50 Cr. It is creating series of records and rewriting its own records. It has completed 344 days run at Archana Theater (single shift 4 shows) and 400 days run in Prodduturu and at Mini Shiva (direct 4 shows) in Yemmiganur in Kurnool district.
On this occasion, Balakrishna fans are making preparations for a grand function in college grounds at Yemmiganur in Kurnool district on May 2. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu will grace the event. Hero Balakrishna, promising director Boyapati Srinu along with the film unit members will attend the function.