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Hari Puttar And The Porno Harry Potter Law Suits

by | 25th, August 2008

WARNER Bros is sueing Mumbai based Mirchi Movies over its film: Hari Puttar – A Comedy of Terrors. It’s the name. It’s, apparently, too smiliar in name to Harry Potter.

Other Warner Brother films that spawned aural-a-likes the suits might consider for litigation:

My Bare Lady (My Fair Lady)
Analyze These (Analyse This)
Batman & Throbin (Batman And Robin)
Dial A For Anal (Dial M For Murder)
Rebel without A Condom (Rebel Without A Cause)

And many, many more…

Says a spokesperson for Warner Bros:

“We have recently commenced proceedings against parties involved in the production and distribution of a movie entitled Hari Puttar. Warner Bros values and protects intellectual property rights. However, it is our policy not to discuss publicly the details of any ongoing litigation.”

How very snotty. What of the film?

In this Hari Puttar lawsuit, there is little to defend apart from a syllabic similarity. The Indian film’s characters apparently bears no resemblance to Rowling’s creations. In fact, there are suggestions that the film looks more like an Indian-ised version of Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone films.

So if the name is all, then why were the following films allowed to be made?

The case is being heard in the Bombay High Court and comes up for hearing Monday (August 25). “Hari Puttar,” a comedy that centers on a 10-year-old Indian boy whose family moves to England, is slated for a September 12 release.

Harry Frotter is in the making…



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