Hari Puttar

 - Aug 25, 2008
References: news.yahoo
Hari Puttar is the Bollywood knock-off of the popular Harry Potter movie series, but it seems that the Indian Hari Puttar isn’t being so well received by Hollywood.

The Warner Bros. company is so upset, they have threatened to sue Mirchi Movies, the Mumbai-based makers of Hari Puttar over their blatantly obvious rip off title, "Hari Puttar—A Comedy of Terrors."

The Hari Puttar comedy, which is set to be released in September, is about a 10 year old boy, played by Dhaval Dave, who moves to England from India. No talks about wizardry, so what’s the tie in?

"The Hari Puttar name began making the rounds here as a comic gag when the first ‘Harry Potter’ film was released. Hari is a popular Indian name, and ‘puttar’ means ‘son’ in the Punjabi language," explains Yahoo news.

That doesn't really explain it, but it’s still pretty interesting. Bollywood has been doing knock-offs for a while, it was really only a matter of town before they targeted the younger demographics.