Hari Puttar Vs. Harry Potter

Harry Potter Hari PuttarWarner Bros studios have taken legal action against an Indian studio which plans to release a film entitled Hari Puttar – A Comedy of Terrors.

The Hollywood giant has recently commenced proceeding against Mirchi Movies, of Mumbai, over the film in question; feeing its name is too similar to that of the Harry Potter franchise.

Hari Puttar – A Comedy of Terrors, tells the story of a ten-year-old boy who moves to England with his parents and becomes involved in a plot concerning a secret microchip. The film is set for a September 12th release in India.

However, the production people of the movie say that they had registered the title Hari Puttar in 2005, and it’s unfortunate that Warner has chosen to file a case so close to their film’s release.

The producers of Hari Puttar, think that the title of their movie has no connection or any links with Harry Potter.

‘Hari’ is a common name in India and ‘Puttar’ means son.

Warner Bros recently confirmed that the release of Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, the sixth film in the franchise, has been delayed by eight months until July 2009.

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