The Delhi High Court has rejected a plea of Hollywood production house Warner Bros seeking a stay on the release of Bollywood film Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors. Warner Bros, the owner of Harry Potter trademark, sought the court’s intervention to restrain the producer of the film from releasing it with its present title.
Justice Reva Khetrapal found that there is no commonality between the names and allowed the producer of the Bollywood film to release it as scheduled on Friday, the September 26.
Hari Puttar : A Comedy Of Terrors is directed by Lucky Kohli and Rajesh Bajaj and stars Sarika, Zain Khan, Sweeny Khara, Saurabh Shukla, Vijay Raaz, Jackie Shroff and Lilette Dubey.
According to the producers, the film revolves around a ten year old boy, Hari Puttar (Zain Khan), who has recently migrated from India to the United Kingdom. Left home alone with his cousin Tuk Tuk (Swini Khara) when his parents go on vacation, Hari has to deal with two burglars who want to steal a secret formula of Hari’s father.
The Delhi HC is right when it says there is no commonality between Hari Puttar and Harry Potter. But there appears to be more than commonality between Hari Puttar and Home Alone.