Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fantastic Beasts releasing tomorrow

So finally, after five years of waiting, we are on the edge of a new future of Potter fandom. The film series, comprising of no less than 5 movies as disclosed by J.K. Rowling during a recent fan event in London, will definitely bring a deluge of new characters, locations, beasts and stories - focus of that being the first wizarding war, where the main players are going to be Dumbledore and Grindelwald.

With a pretty decent critical reception (around 82% at Rotten Tomatoes), Fantastic Beasts is definitely going to be a wondrous ride, filled with dazzling effects and a relevant storyline about intolerance and repression.

I'll be posting a review pretty soon. Till then, do write in comments how do you liked this film.

Friday, May 6, 2016


A New Beginning 

It's been almost five years since I posted on this blog. Five years! During all those years, Harry Potter fans have grown and have become adults; and many new people have joined this amazing fandom. Specially here in India, our exposure to western literature and movies has been tremendously increased and all of us are now having multiple Facebook and Twitter feeds serving us with galore of information about things we love.

Personally, in five years, I have graduated, gone to a university, learned a thing or two and started following many other brilliant series like The Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire. But I owe a lot to Harry Potter series for these new additions - I am now a big movie fan and write a review blog. If it were not for Potter films and books, I would have not experienced the immense pleasure of reading a vividly realized book or watching a beautifully shot film.

We have a big year ahead, specially for us Potter fans - firstly, a new West-End stage play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to be performed on 30th July in London; the play is written by Jack Thorne, and is based on an original story proceeding the end of Deathly Hallows and shows Harry, Ron and Hermione in their adult lives.

The second bigger thing for us this year is a new film based on an original screenplay by J.K. Rowling, called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film is based on adventures of Newt Scamander, the author of titular Hogwarts book, and is set in New York.  The film starts Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne in the lead role, along with Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller. Fantastic Beasts will release on 18th November (Goblet of Fire released on  the same date eleven years ago).

Moreover, J.K. Rowling is constantly active on Twitter and the Pottermore site is being updated more frequently than ever. So, on the whole, all of us have quite a lot of things to look forward to.

I will certainly try to update this site with news relevant to Indian fans, for instance, Indian press-junkets, Hindi trailers and other release information. 

So, keep your wands ready, and let the magic begin!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pogo to air Deathly Hallows Part 2 special on July 14

Stay tuned to Pogo Channel for special segment on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, on July 14th, 3.30 PM onwards.
Also, Pogo will also give away Potter DVDs, T-Shirts and much more.

For more information, click here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Part 2 to hit 600 screens in India, PVR to run Harry Potter marathons

Emma, Bonnie and Dan at the world premiere of the last film. During the public speech, Emma and other cast members got emotional as well, while Rowling commented, "Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which had its world premiere last Thursday at Trafalgar Square in London, is going to be released with 600 prints across India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu. It is to be noted, that it is going to be first Potter film with such a enormous print count. Part One was released with 433 prints across India.

The film will be released in both 2D and 3D formats, and will give a good competition to 'Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara' countrywide. All fans are eagerly waiting for the finale on Friday, July 15th.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New trailer to hit internet on 17th July

The newest international trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is going to be released online via Apple trailers on 04:30 AM Friday June 17, 2011 IST, which is unfortunately, too early in the morning.

The release date for India is 15th July 2011. The first part of the two-part production is out on DVD and you can buy it for Rs. 599.

EDIT: Here is the newest trailer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pogo to air Deathly Hallows special and TV premiere of HBP

Finally Pogo is promoting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, with a special red carpet/TV special on Thursday, November 18.

Pogo is also playing all six Harry Potter films, notably Indian TV premiere for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (in Hindi, ofcourse), which is going to be broadcasted on Sunday, 11.30 AM. You can also win a trip to UK and much more by answering some simple questions based on HP during the airings.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows releases nationwide on Friday, 19th November 2010 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu.