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Harry Puttared!

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A lawsuit filed by Warner Bros against the makers of Bollywood film Hari Puttarhas been rejected by a court in Delhi, India

Obviously, WB is claiming that the Indian title is too similar to their Harry Potter films.

However, looks like India is defending it's own. They claim WB could have brought the case to court three years earlier.

They also claim that Hari Puttar can be easily distinguished from Harry Potter.

So thanks to that decision, the flick can now be released in India.

Mirchi Movies, the makers of the Bollywood flick, they claim Hari Puttar has no connection with the Potter movies, and claim that Hari is a popular Indian name and Puttar means "son" in Punjabi and Hindi.

The movie, Hari Puttar, is the story of a "10-year-old boy who moves to England with his family and becomes involved in a plan to save the world."

The flick was originally set to be released on September 12th, but was pushed back due to the court case.

The movie will now be released across India later this week on September 26th.

According to a statement released by Hari Puttar's attorney, "The case has been dismissed. The court said that Warner Bros had known the title of the film since 2005 and had delayed bringing the case to court until the last moment."

Somehow we're not too confident that even if WB had tried three years earlier, the outcome would have been any different!

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26 comments to “Harry Puttared!”

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  3. 3

    Goot outcome.
    Most people, unless total and utter idiots, have no problem seeing the difference between these two movies.

  4. 4

    YIPPY I'm #2 and #3

  5. 5

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  6. 6

    OK TOP 10!THEN!

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    whatever, i dont like Harry Potter anyways.

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    What ever!

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    don't care.

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    What dipshit frmo WB thought that suing would be a good idea? What a stupid case, good thing they didn't have their way.

    And think of all the publicity it's getting this Hari Puttar movie now. :)

  13. 13

    Get hairy pooter waxed.

  14. 14

    Did ya see When harry met harry? NASTY!

  15. 15

    LOL, all WB did was give Hari Puttar some free advertisement.

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  17. 17

    Re: harrybalsac – sounds hot!

  18. 18

    ha ha WB, that movie had nothing in common with Harry Potter other than a homonym.

  19. 19

    and now for the real news… haha.

  20. 20

    Is Puttar like Puta or Putana? BITCH?

  21. Neith says – reply to this


    This is common of Bollywood movies so what, if anything it will get more people interested in Harry Potter and make them greedy basturds more money.

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    Any "idiot" who has read all of the Harry Potter novels can easily see the resemblance (regardless of whether it renders a legal fight), isn't Harry Potter the one who ultimately saves England, and indirectly, the world, by defeating Voldemort??? It's said many times that if V comes back into power he would have all the non-wizarding humans extinguised? (Much like Hitler, Stalin, etc. etc.) So, I'd say Harry Potter definitely saves the world, like the Indian filmmakers are saying Hari Putar does. So what, his name means something that implies the movie is "different", it's still the same gist. Both are placed in England. Couldn't they have thought of a different name, location, plot ending??? Come ON, everyone knows the story of Harry Potter, and why else would you name your film that, knowing at the very least that acusations would fly and people would definitely assume you are making some sort of copy or spoof? If you just call it what it is, if they said "we're making a HP spoof" it would have been accepted, look how many movies get spoofed every year by movies like Scary Movie and [the aptly named] Disaster Movie? I don't necessarily agree that there should be a fight over it, but why hide what you're doing? Be real, be true to what you want to do. If you want to create the spoof, just say so.

  24. 24

    Even though I agree with the ruling, let's not kid ourselves here, this title so lifted it makes Dane Cook blush.

  25. 25

    who cares about the harry potter resemblance? the HOME ALONE people should be suing. hahahaha!

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    I kinda want to see that :] lol.