Harry Potter vs. Hari Puttar. Yes, ReallyMon Aug 25, 2008 @ 11:52PM PST
By Eriq Gardner
It's only been a few months since it absorbed New Line Cinema, but Warner Bros.seems to want to take the title of "most litigated blockbuster franchise" away from New Line's "Lord of the Rings." Today brings word that Warners is suing to stop the release of an Indian film called "Hari Puttar -- A Comedy of Terrors," which the studio claims is too close to that boy-whiz named "Harry Potter."
The case will be argued at the Bombay High Court today.
Mirchi Movies, which produced the film, says it registered the title in 2005 and the film bears no similarity. In "Hari Puttar," a boy moves to England with his parents and is involved in a battle over a secret microchip. Hari is a popular Indian name while Puttar means son in Punjabi.