Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors
|Directed by||Lucky Kohli|
|Produced by||A.P. Parigi|
|Music by||Aadesh Shrivastav|
|Distributed by||Mirchi Movies Limited|
Hari Puttar is a 2008 Indian family drama film directed by Lucky Kohli and Rajesh Bajaj. The film features Sarika, Zain Khan, Swini Khara, Saurabh Shukla, Vijay Raaz, Jackie Shroff and Lilette Dubey in lead roles. It released on 26 September 2008. The film is a loose remake of the 1990 classic, Home Alone.
The film revolves around a ten-year-old boy, Hari Prasad Dhoonda (nicknamed Hari Puttar), who has recently moved from India to the United Kingdom. Left home alone with his cousin Tuk Tuk (Swini Khara) when his parents go on vacation, Hari must deal with two burglars who hope to steal a secret formula Hari's father had created. It is compared to a bad version of Home Alone
The soundtrack for Hari Puttar features songs composed by Aadesh Shrivastav with lyrics by Sameer:
- "Hari Puttar" - Shaan, Aadesh Shrivastava and Neha Bhasin.
- "Tutari" - Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan.
- "Bhai Ae Gaya" - Akriti Kakkar and Vicky Chandra
- "Meri Yaadon Mein Hai Tu" - Shreya Ghoshal
- "Hari Hari Puttar Hai" - Hamza Faruqui, Zain Khan and Sonia
- "Hari Puttar is a Dude" - Aishwarya Majmudar and Sameer
Warner Bros. filed a lawsuit against production company Mirchi Movies to stop the release of the film due to the similarity of its title to that of the Harry Potter series. An Indian court threw out the case on the basis that the public would be able to differentiate between the two titles, and that Warner had chosen to wait three years until the film's release to file their case.
Mirchi Movies CEO Munish Purii has insisted that there is very little similarity between Hari Puttar and any elements in the Harry Potter franchise, and explained that Hari is a popular Indian name, while "puttar" means "son" in the Punjabi language.
- Warner Bros lose Hari Puttar case, Retrieved 23 September 2008
- Hari Puttar - A Comedy of Terrors: Complete Cast and Crew details Bollywood Hungama.
- Warners suit takes issue with Indian film's title, Retrieved 24 August 2008