Jennifer E. Thomas (j3nny3lf) wrote,
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Warner Bros v. Bollywood

Amy just called to share something she read in this morning's SF Chronicle.

Apparently, Warner Brothers is suing a Bollywood studio over a movie named "Hari Puttar", claiming copyright infringement.

The Bollywood studio's defense is simple:

While Bollywood films often borrow liberally from Western movies, producers of "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors" say their movie bears no resemblance to any film in the "Harry Potter" series.

"There is absolutely nothing to link 'Hari Puttar' with 'Harry Potter,"' said Munish Purii, chief executive officer of Mumbai-based producer Mirchi Movies. Hari is a common name in India and "puttar" is Punabji for son, he said.

"Even if it does rhyme with Harry Potter, surely there is a limit to cases?" said Tarun Adarsh, editor of Trade Guide magazine.

The film is not a tale of wizard spells or flying broomsticks, but rather a story of an Indian boy left home alone, who fights off burglars when his parents go away on vacation -- a plot more reminiscent of the film "Home Alone," starring Macaulay Culkin.


*Splort*
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