Warners Brothers fail to enchant India’s High Court over Hari Puttar

November 2008

Film, television

Hari Puttar hit cinemas last month in India and the producers of the film also walked into the High Court after Warner Brothers accused the makers that they ‘unfairly sought to confuse consumers and benefit from the well-known and well-loved Harry Potter brand. Justice Reva Khetrapal disagreed with the US film giant concluding that the film going public were smart enough to make up their own minds between the ‘Comedy of Terrors’ that is Hari Puttra and the seven series Harry Potter books about the boy wizard saying that as the Harry Potter books catered for an educated person ‘such a person must be taken to be astute enough between a Harry Potter film and another titled Hari Puttar. In fact it seems Warners should have saved their money as the film has gad dreadful reviews in India and the ‘Home Alone’ plot has left the few paying customers who have gone to see the film disappointed.

The Observer 28 th September 2008


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