"Hari Puttar -- A Comedy of Terrors," the Indian comedy that Warner Bros. deemed too similar in name to their box office gold mine, Harry Potter, may have won against the Hollywood studio in its suit to have the name changed but that's the only good news for the movie.
The Indian court cleared the way for "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors" to be released in theaters with its title intact.
In the ruling, Justice Reva Khetrapal said that the name Hari Puttar has no "commonality" with Harry Potter, as Warner Bros contended.
"Hari Puttar," the Indian movie that sounds a little too similar to "Harry Potter" for Warner Bros liking, has its released date pushed to the end of the month, according to the BBC.
Warner Bros, the studio making the "Harry Potter" films, is suing Mirchi Movies, the India-based studio responsible for "Hari Puttar," to get them to change the title, saying it violated their intellectual property.
Mirchi argues that Hari is a popular Indian name and the movie has nothing to do with Harry Potter.
"Hari Puttar" is coming to theaters in India on September 12, but if Warner Bros is successful with its lawsuit against the Indian film company producing the movie, it will be released under a different name.