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Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 24 September 2008 (India)
Inadvertently left at home by adults, young cousins face-off against burglars.


Rajesh Bajaj, Sameer (lyrics)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Shroff ... DK
Sarika ... Sangeeta 'Geetu' A. Dhoonca
Saurabh Shukla ... Diesel
Vijay Raaz ... Filter
Lillete Dubey ... Santosh 'Toshi'
Swini Khara ... Tuk Tuk
Ansa Bhatt Ansa Bhatt ... Popsi
Aditya Kapadia Aditya Kapadia ... Rocky A. Dhoonca
Khurshed Lawyer Khurshed Lawyer ... Nikka Bunty
Manish C. Pandya Manish C. Pandya ... Capt. Raghuveer
Manmeet Singh Manmeet Singh ... Big Bunty
Maya Fauljana Maya Fauljana ... Mini
Max Epstein Max Epstein ... Zed
Mohan Chopra Mohan Chopra ... Oily Psycho
Rekha Fauljana Rekha Fauljana ... Rani
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Hariprasad Dhoonca lives with his mom, Sangeeta; dad, Amul; and brother, Rocky in London, England; has a room to himself, and plenty of space to play. His privacy will be invaded by the arrival of his aunt, Santosh, his uncle, DK, as well as three cousins and their friends. He will be asked to re-locate to another room, while his will be temporarily occupied by his female cousins and their friends. Unhappy with his arrangement; picked upon by his older brother and cousins, he desperately prays to Bhagwan Shri Hanuman for everyone's disappearance. The next morning, he will be delighted to find that his wish has apparently come true - and the only person left in the house is his cousin, Tuk Tuk. While both rejoice with the extra space and freedom from adult supervision - their joy will soon turn to horror and fear when two burglars break into the house to steal a computer chip that belongs to Hariprasad's dad. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In 2008, Warner Bros. filed a lawsuit against Mirchi Movies, the company of this movie, and demanded to stop the films release. Warner Bros. claimed that the title was similar to the Harry Potter series. Munish Purii, CEO of Mirchi Movies, explained that "Hari" is a common Indian name, "puttar" is the Punjabi word for "son" and that the main character has very little in common with Harry Potter. An Indian court dismissed the case later on, stating that the public would be able to tell both titles apart. On top of that, Warner Bros. already knew about this movie three years before the lawsuit, but didn't take any action until shortly before the movie was about to be released. See more »


Hari Puttar Hari Puttar, Bada Sweet Hai Jaise Sakkar
Performed by Shaan, Neha Bhasin, Aadesh Shrivastava
Lyrics by Sameer
Music by Guru Sharma, Aadesh Shrivastava
Music on T-Series
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Average Film But An Entertaining One For Kids.
29 September 2008 | by Pratik112See all my reviews

I really didn't have much clue as to what this would be about and had briefly heard that it was similar to "Home Alone" which starred McCullyculkin.

Hari Prasad's father, a professor in a University in India, who has been working on a top secret project, moves to the UK (United Kingdom) with his family and stays in the countryside. Soon Hari's cousins arrive on the scene and he has to move out of his room and feels that he is not loved by anyone but is soon joined by one of his female cousins, who suffers from breathing related problems. Soon the two are left alone. In the meantime, two criminals arrive on the scene and try to get into the House to get a micro chip.

Starring Jackie Shroff, Sarika, Zain Khan, Swini Khara (Chaitali of "Baa Bahu Aur Baby series), Rez Kempton and Vijay Raaz.

This is a purely for children and can be considered to be quite entertaining. However it can't be said that its not identical to "Home Alone" as it is in quite a few ways and not in some others. The movie also has it s flaws, which I was not looking for but some, more than others, stood out. Those who know the map of the United Kingdom and the areas will definitely pick them up and one being a map that was shown. This shows "Lancaster" as town, which is quite correct but it also shows Cheshire as a town, which is incorrect as this is a county, a state, such as, for example, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, California, etc. The other most outstanding flaw is that the mother keeps on mentioning that she wants to go back to London but she does not mention where in London, which is a capital and is a large city like Mumbai, Delhi, Washington, etc.

This is an average, entertaining film for children but it does have its flaws.

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