Ooh, looks like somebody’s lawyers need to justify their hefty legal retainer. Reuters reports:
Warner Bros. has filed a lawsuit against Mumbai-based producer/distributor Mirchi Movies related to the title of its upcoming film “Hari Puttar — A Comedy of Terrors,” which Warners feels is a tad too similar to its franchise about a certain young wizard.
Yup, that makes total sense to me. Because obviously people could mistake a B-movie headlining with Jackie Shroff, Saurabh Shukla and Sarika with oh, the biggest franchise to have hit the entertainment industry the world over in years.
It reminds of the time when the best mom-and-pop biriyani place in my hometown received a legal notice from the representatives of a certain Japanese electronics giant who felt their name had been infringed upon – presumably because Sony wanted to go into the biriyani and paya business and were worried they wouldn’t be able to put it all under one roof. Hey, mutton curry makes overpriced gadgets sell like… er, sheermal?
Merry Monday Madness.