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There was some sms joke doing the rounds,
"What would Harry Potter be called if he was born in Punjab?" Answer: Hari Puttar
Ha ha ha ha... Not really, but anyways, no one can be blamed for thinking the name of the movie Hari Puttar is a spoof on Harry Potter. But, in an interview with rediff, director Lucky Kohli explains -
Hari is a very common name, and 'Puttar' is a word every other person uses to address their son, especially in Punjabi.
O-kay...and anyway doesn't matter much if there is no magic or wizardry involved. So, you go ahead and check out the official site which introduces you to the movie with -
A large empty house... 2 burglars with nasty plans... A smart kid with nastier ones...
Hey, I see that one almost once a month thanks to two mischevious kids of my own who love Home Alone to bits. But, I'm quickly corrected by a reminder from the same interview -
My film has 10 children, songs and graphics that Home Alone didn't have.
But then, doesn't Harry Potter have these elements? Never mind...
Then the interview takes an interesting turn -
What is the inspiration for the film? My children. The story was by Rajesh Bajaj and the pranks were adapted from a film called Carry On.Aah...that stops me from wondering any more...
An encouraging note from Saurabh Shukla who plays one of the burglars, in an interview with Buzz18 -
What are your expectations from Hari Puttar?
Oh tremendous. I truly believe that this is a film for the whole family. A parent may go for the film to indulge his child but when he comes out of the theatre he will realise he has done himself a favour.
Wow...let's see some of us agree...