Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year, New Banner

So, after long time I've replace the banner of MI blog. So Do you liked it? Send your suggestions at
And Happy New Year also (in advance).

December Boys releases in India

Sorry for being late, but December Boys has been released in India on December 27th (Friday) in selected theatres.
Distributed by Warner Bros, it stars Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role. Directed by Rod Hardy, it is the story of 4 orphans.
Movie is having a limited release, so only big multiplex chains (PVR, ADLABS, etc.) will be going to show this movie.
So, enjoy Dan Fans!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

God bless the master of your house,
The mistress also,
And all the little children
That round the table go;
And all your kin and kinfolk,
That dwell both far and near;
I wish you a merry Christmas And a happy New Year.
Enough said.

Friday, December 14, 2007

First Official Half-Blood Prince PIcture Online

So, thanks to Leaky Cauldron, we've got the very first image from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in which we can see Harry (Dan) standing behind a door, holding Marauder's Map and (most likely) Potions book.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Half-Blood Prince Sneak Peaks

Eh well another great day of greatest jealous. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's US Edition DVD contains some excellent, great and exciting footages (or we can say milisecond clips) of HBP film, which is due to release in 2008. Now I got it why our US friends waited for some long one month.

These sneak peaks contains cast interviews, some behind the scene footage and bunch of very small CCTV footages of HBP. These are-
Draco Cursing Harry on the Train (He says 'Petrificus Totalis')
Harry saying 'If did find them all, you destroyed each of the Horcrux' to Dumbledore.
Daily Prophet having headline of 'Death Eater Attack Targets Muggles'.
Harry and Ginny about to kiss. (lovely)
And much much more. So watch it :-


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

MuggleIndia 'Order of the Phoenix' DVD Review

Well, it has been a long month since Order of the Phoenix DVD has been released. sorry for being later but here is a brief review-

'Order of the Phoenix- Good as well as very bad DVD'

So folks, enjoying aren't you? I know some of you still haven't owned the Two Disc Special Edition DVD so for those people here is MuggleIndia's Review.

Great Movie (Disc One Review)

What I should say about the film? Ofcourse it is good. And crystal clear video and audio adds more delight into it. Video quality, as expected is great and very clear. Audio is also good but only problem in the audio is its low-pitch sound as compared to the original. Otherwise, I must say the Disc One of Two is great.

What the heck? (Disc Two Review)

'Kya socha tha aur kya paya' That totally fits into the disc two of the Two Disc Special Edition DVD of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There are 4 extras in the second disc and these are namely-

Deleted Scenes - There were, let me remember, I think 4 or 5 . Yes.. 7. Two of them were totally boring (Trelawney Eating, Malfoy and gang ice fighting and very short clip of Umbridge's polluted hair after Weasley's exit). Other scenes were okay.
Hidden Secrets of Potter - Includes some previous movies' scenes and some cast interviews. Not very special.
Magic of Editing- Very good, but only for some particular audience interested in film making. Good fun.
Trailing Tonks- Best Part of the DVD. Awesomely narrated by Natalia Tena (aka Nymphdora Tonks), includes very personal tour of Nat walking around Leavesden Studios.
There is another extra, sneek peak at sets and quidditch costumes of Half-Blood Prince movie. Nothing very special again.
So Disc Second totally dissapoints us. In short apart from Trailing Tonks 'nothing very special'.
Hope you enjoy better than me.
And on a short note, as Warner Home Video's official site says, the US Bluray and HD-DVD Edition will have some more features, more deleted scenes (17 min) and some focus points. Eww... feeling of envy.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Order of the Phoenix DVD released in India

After long wait, Order of the Phoenix DVD has been released in countrywide today. However, some online stores enabled the pre-ordering of the DVD, and in some big stores, in Mumbai and Bangalore it was available since November 15th for Shopping. But today it was released in whole India.

Saregama has released two versions of the movie. One is Two Disc Special Edition DVD (in English only) and the other is movie only VCD (in English and well as Hindi).
Two Disc Special Edition DVD is priced at Rs. 699 (INR / around 17.7 USD)
VCD version is priced at Rs. 299 (INR/ around 7.6 USD) .

It looks like HD-DVD edition and Bluray will NOT going to released in India. But only time will tell...

EDIT: Some of our readers are saying that Bluray has been also released in India, but only in big movie stores in big cities. But again, it should again to be considered as a rumor as I don't have any web-evidance of this news.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Helen McCrory to play Narcissa Malfoy

CBBC Newsround is reporting that Helen McCrory, british actress is all set to play as Bellatrix Lestrange's evil sister, Narcissa Malfoy, wife of Lucious Malfoy and mother of Draco.

Also, the site reports that an"announcement on who will play young Tom Riddle and Lavender Brown is expected very soon."

This is noticable that Helen was orginally casted for Bellatrix's role but she gave up due to her pregnancy.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Diwali

Diwali Parva hai Khushio ka,Diwali Parva hai Khushio ka,Ujalo ka, Laxmi ka.... Is Diwali Aapki Jindagi khushio se bhari ho,Duniya ujalo se roshan ho, ghar par Maa Laxmi ka Aagman ho... Happy Diwali

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dan to perform Equus again in Broadway

Daniel Radcliffe, has confirmed to his fansite, , that he will reprise his role with Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) in critically acclaimed play 'Equus'. Dan recently has done this role in West End, London. The Daily Mail is also reporting today that the play will go into rehearsals in New York City starting August of 2008.

However, there is no information about tickets, or more details.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Jo writes new book for auction

The Tales of Beedle the Bard , this is a book, which will be auctioned for charity, The Children's Voice, with a starting price of £30,000. The book is written by Jo herself, with attractive and well as expensive cover.

The book is overall a bunch of short fairytales, namely-
  • "The Tale of the Three Brothers"
  • "The Fountain of Fair Fortune"
  • "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot"
  • "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump"
  • "The Warlock’s Hairy Heart"

All these stories' theme is based in Harry Potter's Wizarding World. All these stories, according to Jo were heard by Ron in his childhood and The Tales of Beedle the Bard was left to Hermione by Hogwarts school headmaster Dumbledore. But... The book will be printed in only 7 copies, 6 for some special people and 1 for auction for charity.

Bad Luck guys, you can't own it, but you can take part in auction if you are in London.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jo reveals shocking news about Dumbledore

Here at at Carnegie Hall, New York Jo said something shocking, but interesting news about the Hogwarts School Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.

A young fan asked J.K. Rowling whether Dumbledore finds "true love". Rowling said "Dumbledore is gay" and "fell in love with the charming wizard Gellert Grindelwald but when Grindelwald turned out to be more interested in the dark arts than good, Dumbledore was terribly let down and went on to destroy his rival." That love, she said, was Dumbledore's "great tragedy." The audience reportedly fell silent after Rowling's admission, then erupted into applause.

Well this is a bit weird, our who DD point-of-view will change. Anyway, clever Jo. You might have told us years ago. She told :
"If I'd known it would make you so happy, I would have announced it years ago!"
Those who don't know, Jo is on her Open Book Tour answer several questions about Harry Potter.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Meet the Dubbing Stars

Hey guys, I got something special for you today! I've got a special interview of some Harry Potter Hindi Dubbing stars.
Let me introduce you to them -

The inital guy is Mr. Rishabh Shukkla, the voice actor of Lord Voldemort.
Next is Karan Trivedi, the voice actor of Harry Potter.
Then is (left) Nachiket Dighe, voice actor of Ron Weasley.
Then from right is (slightly old looking with moustache) Dilip Sinha, voice of Hagrid.
And far... right is Parignya Pandya our Hermione Granger.

There is a beautiful post at Indian Express , if you have time, you can read their bio and interview.


Friday, October 12, 2007

WB & Jo sues Kolkata's community

Well, this is a proof of WB and Jo being very protective over Harry. Yesterday, Warner Bros. sued a community based in Kolkata for creating Hogwarts 'look-alike' castle pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja.

For those who don't know, Durga Puja is a festival, celebrated all over India, especially in Bengal.
In this long-running festival, people workship goddess Durga in very attractive temple-like 'pandals'. The community which has summoned at Delhi High Court may have wanted to do something 'different' but, unfortunately- Its all about Loving Harry!

WB wants two million (crore) rupees for permission to present this castle like pandal. This much cost for a pandal is pretty high, anyway.

"We had no clue that we had to seek permission from the author,"

said Santanu Biswas, the head of the community. Best of luck, Mr. Santanu!

The community, obviously don't have enough money to pay fine. The case will start in Delhi High Court on Friday.

UPDATE- The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to restrain a Kolkata-based Durga puja committee from using the statues and images of Harry Potter characters during the nine-day festival. Wow, great news.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Jo got a new member in her family

Our favorite author, J.K. Rowling has got a new member for her family. Oh, no not what you are thinking. She has adopted Sapphire, a retired racing dog from the Greyhound Rescue Fife.

She has also made donation of £1,000 (around 1.5 lakhs) to the shelter's owner, Mrs. Fernie.
According to her-
"When I looked at the cheque I couldn't believe it. The first thing I noticed was the amount she had made it out for. Then I spotted her name and realised who it was. I just said, 'Oh, I didn't recognise you,' and she just smiled politely. She was a lovely woman - the whole family were very nice."
On a small not, this is MuggleIndia's 99th post.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

DVD trailer and National Awards

The DVD Trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has just arrived. Although it contains nothing very special, but it can be seen here--

And a very very cool news. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won 3 out of 6 awards at ITV's National Awards. OOTP has won best family film award, Dan won the Best Male Actor award and Emma won best female actor award. Isn't its great!

And here's the video:-

The whole even will air ITV1 UK (unfortunately not in India) tommorrow.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Half-Blood Prince Hindi translation released

Wait is over and within 2 months of 'Maya Panchchi Ka Samuh', Harry Potter's 6th Book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's Hindi translation 'हैरी पॉटर और हाफ - ब्लड प्रिन्स' (i.e. Harry Potter aur Half-Blood Prince) has been released. It is available in your nearest book store for just INR 275. Book is of 570 pages and it is translated by Sudhir Dixit.

One thing to be noted is that the title of 'Half-Blood Prince' hasn't been translated. The word Half-Blood has been same in hindi translations, but Pure-Blood and Mud-Blood are known as 'शुद्ध खून' and 'बदजात' , respectively. Although in movies, term Half-Blood is called 'Milla Jula / मिल जुला ' and words same like 'Half-Blood'. Well I must say people who translated this book are not into innovation.

Cover art is available on your left-corner.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Confusion Confusion Confusion

Reading the above heading you all also are in confusion? Well it is about OOTP's DVD. Everyone knows that it is going to release one month earlier in UK and one month later in US. Confusion is about deleted scenes. Early reports this month said that there are 7 minutes of additional footage. After that news came out that the additional scenes are of 17 minutes. And now some sites suggests that the deleted scenes are of 30 minutes (as Marcie of says).
So confusion is what is the real length?

I think this will be going to releaved when we will see the back-artwork of Order of the Phoenix's Two Disc Special Edition.
Hey hang-on one more confusion that, when DVD is going to release in India? Saregama Home Video's site is currently offline for some upgradation so there is no info about his matter. Hopefully all these 'confusions' will be over soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


So guys it has been lots of time I haven't posted, so here is the huge, but quick newsround. Lots of news is on the net, most of them are excellent but slightly heartbreaking, though.

HBP FILMING STARTED YESTERDAY, JIM BROADBENT IS HORACE SLUGHORN- Yesterday was 17th of September. Official Half-Blood Prince filming has just started. More casting news is that Academy Award winning British actor Jim Broadbent has been casted as Horace Slughorn.

Slightly unfair to US (and may be to India too?) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's DVD will be going to released on 12 November in UK. More Happy news is that they have increased the length of additional footage to 17 Minutes. Happy news, isn't is!

JO TO VISIT CANADA. Our magical writer J K Rowling will be going to visit Canada on October 23. When she will visit India, anyway?

Hey you can discuss it in comments!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

OOTP DVD to be released on December 11th

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's different DVD versions and HD-DVD/Bluray versions will be going to released on December 11th (long way) in US. It is unclear when these home videos will be going to released in India or even HDDVD/Bluray will be going to released in India or not.

Prices for HDDVD and Bluray are pretty high though, reaching $34 to $40 (INR Rs. 1380 to Rs. 1630, if they release in India).
Price for Two Disc Special Edition (pretty sure) will be around Rs. 699
There will be special features in Two Disc Editon as well as Bluray and HDDVD. Two Disc Editon features are:
10 minutes of never before seen footage."Trailing Tonks" featurette - Spend a day with Actress Nat Tena and receive a very personal and often wacky tour of the Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix stages.
"Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing" featurette - Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day show us what a difference a good edit makes and then allow you to edit a scene.
"The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter" featurette - We look for clues in the past Harry Potter films for what the future films may hold.
Plus 10 minutes of addition footage and making clips.

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Layout

So, this is the new MIBlog's Layout. However, there is no new banner at the top (i'm currently working on it). Do you liked it or not, please post your opinion in your comments or mail me to

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Please Comment...!

That sounds poor but I want to know about popularity of my blog. My dear Indian Friends, please comment to posts, it doesn't breaks your keyboard!

Anyway, popularity of your blog has increasing day by day! My Site Counter says 6 people per 5 hours visit my blog and overall my blog has been viewed 400 times since Aug 07.
People spend 2 minutes average on my site. I WILL hopefully add new features on this blog so keep checking and COMMENTING!
Anyway anyone who wishes to join the administration of this blog can send me email to

Monday, September 3, 2007

Film Newsround

There are two pieces of news for this day. Both are great, fantastic!
Check'em out:
BONHAM REPRISES HER ROLE AS BELLA: Our Wicked Witch playing actress, Helena Bonham Carter will come back in Harry Potter and the Half-Blod Prince too. She is pregnant so she will film her part in the Spring 2008 (March-April).

OOTP WORLDWIDE GROSS CROSSES USD 900 MILLION: Great piece of news it is! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has crossed the 900 Million (worldwide) mark within just 50 days. Phoenix's current worldwide gross is 911 Million USD, domestic (US) gross is 286 Million and UK gross is 95 Million. Hopefully it will cross one billion mark at the end.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

OOTP DVD deleted scenes list plus (fake?) cover

Happy Day!

First of all the image on your left is (may be fake?) DVD cover for OOTP. Click it for a larger view.

And We've finally got the deleted scenes list for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which will be included in DVD (list on BBFC but not confirmed by Warner Bros.) :

00:02:31:17 "TRELAWNY EATING"


00:00:26:02 "STEADY CAM AROUND"





00:00:37:22 "HARRY ENTERS"


Overall each scene lasts for about 1 minute in lenght and total runtime is around 10 minutes.

I've got some news (rumored) that OOTP will be priced Rs. 699 (INR of-course!) and will be released around end of september or mid-october! (rumors say November 12)

Monday, August 27, 2007

OOTP soon to reach 900 Million USD world-wide collection

So, as expected Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is just about to cross the $900 million landmark. As of today (27th August 2007), the movie's total world-wide gross is 896 million US$ in just 47 days. Order of the Phoenix's US domestic gross is 283 Million, UK gross is 91 Million and Indian gross is 5 Million USD.
It has broken the world-wide records of Spider-Man 3 and Goblet of Fire too. It should be noticed that GOF's worldwide gross was 892 Million within long 140 days. Whereas OOTP has crossed this figure in just 44 days. Hopefully, OOTP will also cross the 1 Billion figure if it runs for 140 days.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

Hi guys... So, now we are living in 60 years old Independent India. So I wish everyone a happy inpendence day and a happy holiday too.  I know it has became a bit too off-topic but anyway after all it has been 60 years...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Order of the Phoenix Indian gross reached 56 crores

After 31 days from 250 screens, the Indian gross for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has reached Rs. 56 Crores (around 4.8 million US$), only behind Titanic, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2 and Goblet of Fire.

It will cross 62 crores made by Goblet of Fire in 2 months, probably.

However, this data is just speculative and not to be taken as 100% reliable. I've taken top-most priority to give you as correct as possible data. Please cross check from Box Office

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Deathly Hallows sales figures crosses 10 Lakhs

Today, I acknowledge the book, the last book of the Boy who lived... Harry Potter.

Jo's Harry Potter's series final book, the Deathly Hallows, has earner expectedly. over 10 million in US and Uk and now the book has earned 100,000 INR all over.

Isn't its great! Anyway on a very short notes, the screens for Order of the Phoenix has now dropped down to just 40 all over India. Earnings for the Order of the Phoenix in India will be going to released tomorrow officialy, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy B'day... Harry and Jo

Happy Birthday To you
Happy Birthday To you
Happy Birthday to dear Harry and Jo
Happy Birthday to you.

that sounds mad!
Anyway, Happy Birthday to Harry James Potter and Joanne K. Rowling! I know it was yesterday, but I was kinda busy so... Forgive me!
May you Live Long, Jo and make us happy by creating another fantastic world like Harry Potter.
To Harry Potter, I think He will be happy with his dear wife, Ginny Weasley Potter.
Once Again, Happeee Birthde to you! (In Hagrid's Language)

आज जे के रोलिंग का बर्थडे है और हमारे हैरी का भी। तो जन्मदिन बहुत बहुत मुबारक हो जो और हैरी!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dan at England versus India test match

I got a little shock while watching yesterday's test match between India and England. I saw Daniel Radcliffe, watching cricket! Although he was there for a short time, approx. 2 hours.
Dan is a big fan of cricket and he has just started learning about Cricket few months back.
It is noticable that in England, people really are not so mad about Cricket as we are in India. English are more interested about Football and other sports.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Deathly Hallows-- Happy Ending

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is in stores now. I know you all are busy reading it, most of you have read this book more than once, but if you still don't know what is the real story all about, then read it following:

SPOILERS, please don't read if you haven't read this book yet.

  • Harry marries Ginny. Ron marries Hermione. They all have childrens.
  • Voldemort is dead.
  • Harry is alive till the end.
  • Hogwarts doesn't opens. But some major plot happens at Hogwarts.
  • Snape and many other get killed in this book. Snape was not bad, he was at Dumbledore's side.
  • Umbridge appears in this book.
  • Hallows are magical objects, believed to kill anyone. Harry tries to find Hallows and Horcruxes, but he had failure.

Read more at Wikipedia .

Oh... It is end of an era. I'm a bit sad and happy, too. But No More Harry Potter Books!!!That's something hearbreaking. Anyway, enjoy reading 100 times :-).

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry is a horcrux!

Well, I don't really think so. But there are some illegal copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on net and people believe that they are legit, but who knows?
Anyway, I have read these so-called legit copy of DH and thats what I got:-
(SPOILERS, please don't read if you believe the below text is true, if you think its fake then read it for fun)

>>>>Select Text

Harry is a horcrux.
There is a thing called "Hallows" which is greater than a horcrux and has power to kill anyone.
Harry drops the idea for finding horcrux.
Hogwarts re-opens.
50 persons or more die in this novel, notably Lupin, Tonks.
In the end, Harry.............. LIVES. He kills Voldemort. <<<<

Phew. The above information is just speculative as I don't know wether what I read was fake or legit.

Deathly Hallows in stores on Saturday morning.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Phoenix starts in India with a bang

Order of the Phoenix, released yesterday in cinemas got very positive response from the Indian audience. The so-called competetors for OOTP were Naqaab, a boring thriller, My Friend Ganesha, aimed at small audience, boring, Bombay to Goa, comedy film without very good comedy and Apne, good one but not good enough, "phew".

Most of the theatres were full with crowds. were full with crowds. There are 250 prints released throughtout the country (25, 25 in Tamil and Telegu, 85 in Hindi and remaining in english).

DH NEWS: Lots of fans are dieying to get Deathly Hallows. However, watching OOTP will give you are short relief from the tension. DH is out in bookstore on July 21st.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Order of the Phoenix in theatres near you

Ok Folks, that's the day. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is now in Indian Theatres.
However, only few people can enjoy IMAX-3-D, those who live in big cities.
I have seen it already, it was very good film, although some tit-bits very missing from the movie.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harry and Cho's....

Kiss. Yes. I have seen OOTP's early screening (as I was in NY yesterday). I liked the movie, althought pretty much was cut.
For those who are worried about Harry and Cho's Kiss, let me tell you that, that kiss was short, shorter than I imagined and in terms of publicity, this kiss is really around 13-14 seconds.
I laughed what Cho said at the kissing scene. Well I won't spoil it for you, but this clip is out in YouTube, if you want it search for it.
OOTP is in Indian theatres tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

OOTP in Tamil and Telegu also, Indian Premiere

As Business Standard reports, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be going to released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu too. It is expected that OOTP will atleast earn 4 crores (around 1 million US$) in India.

Yesterday, a Indian Premiere (without any star cast) was held here in Mumbai at PVR Cinema.
Main Attendents were Soha Ali Khan, Mandira Bedi and Gaurav Chopra.
Dan's so-called look-alike, Dhaval Dave was also there.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in cinemas July 13th.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Namaste, says Emma

Yeah that's right. Pogo's Music Dance Arts programme's host, Rob has conducted a fresh new interview with the cast trio. They all told Rob about their characters, the movie and most specially, their views about India. This interesting interview will be going to air on 14th July at 7:00 PM IST on Pogo TV. This interview was conducted on June 27th at London (Press Junket). Most funny this is that Dan, Emma and Rup said few lines in Hindi, lol.

Today, a sneak peak at OOTP was aired. Although it contained most of the old clips, but we see it in India's point of view. If you have given the right answers, than you can have complete star treatment, starting with a make-over by a Bollywood stylist, staying at a five star hotel, arriving to the grand premiere in a luxurious car and will also get a chance to watch the premiere with POGO’s favorite host, Rob! To participate in this contest, viewers need to send SMS ‘HP’ followed by the option (A/B/C/D) to 8558.

On a very very important note, if you have this video than please send at .
THANKS a lot, Pogo. We love this channel.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

हैरी पॉटर और मयापंछी का समूह

हैरी पॉटर की पांचवीं पुस्तक , हैरी पॉटर और मयापंछी का समूह आज भोपाल में रीलीज़ की गई । यह अब आपके नज़दीकी बुक स्टोर में उपलब्ध है । इसकी कीमत ३५० रू है और यह पुस्तक अपने अंग्रेजी संस्करण से बड़ी है, ८६२ पेजों की । यह पुस्तक आसान हिंदी में लिखी हुई है और इसकी कीमत भारतीय बच्चों को ध्यान में रखते हुए अपने अंग्रेजी संस्करण से काफी कम है । अगली पुस्तक हैरी पॉटर एंड दी हाफ-ब्लड प्रिन्स आगामी अगस्त माह में उपलब्ध हो जाएगी । तो कीजिए ऎन्जॉय !

The above text was written in Hindi , translation is below:

Harry Potter aur Mayapanchhi ka Samooh (Samuh) is the next Harry Potter hindi translation book, available now at your nearest bookstore. It is 862 pages long and its cost is Rs.350 (INR).
It is written in simple Hindi, very relavent to the English version. Translation of the sixth book will be released around the month of August. So, enjoy!

HBO India to air Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets

HBO India is going to air Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets (in english ofcourse) this month.

SOS will be aired at 13 Jul 9PM (IST) and COS will be going to air at Fri, 20 Jul 9PM.

HBO first Look will be giving an exclusive look at OOTP (which we have seen yesterday online) at 8 July at 7PM (part 1, the other part's time in unknown).

More comes your way, stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Order of the Phoenix confirmed Indian release date

So, from 'Phoenix Ki Fauj' trailers, it is now confirmed that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be going to release on July 13 in India and this is NOW 101% confirmed and it will be not going to change!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Harry Potter aur Phoenix ki Fauj

Lol, but this is the hindi title of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Trailers and promotion of fifth potter movie has now officially started. Still known is the release date (again 13th July catches the most, speculative).

IMDb users review OOTP 9 out of 10, London premiere today

Well, there's something amazing today. IMDb has opened the user reviews for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and 3 reviews are online. All of them were totally awesome (and obviously very positive) reviews. If you have attended the screen at either Japan or at London, you can now post your opinion about the movie at IMDb.

On a short note, is going to stream live telecast of London Premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, on internet at 9:30 PM IST onwards.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Pogo to give away 800 movie tickets

Pogo TV, the channel, has announced a question-contest, by winning you can get a chance to visit Mumbai premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (without any star-cast from the film) and 800 cinema tickets. Pogo will also air red-carpet event (its unclear wether it will be from outside India or Mumbai one) and a special preview for the movie within 10 to 15 July.

So, now it is confirmed that OOTP is not going to released on 11th of July in India.

Stay tuned for more.

More mixed reviews

It looks like OOTP is having the same problem with critics, same as Goblet of Fire (which are lack of screen time and character developement, less acting more visual effects and all that). But Goblet came out be a good one, probably the best one so far. However, i still cannot say how good or bad is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is, but that's what the movie reviewers want to say:

The Hollywood reporter highly criticizes this film as:

Harry suffers from growing pains as this movie struggles to distill J.K. Rowling's longest book yet.
UPDATE ON RELEASE DATE: We've got a new news from WB that OOTP will be not going to release on 11 July in India. Keep Checking for more updates.

Friday, June 29, 2007

OOTP reviews- Good and Slightly Bad

After screenings and tokyo premiere, review for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has just arrived. The London Times, has given it three stars out of five. (isn't really good)


"The acting skills of Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione) have improved, but not enough to truly flesh out the characters and provide the narrative depth this transitional, plot-advancing film needs. They have got “angry” and “determined” down pat at this point, but struggle somewhat on the more nuanced grimaces. Harry’s bellowing cod-psychoanalysis of Voldemort is jarringly awful."

Another review has also arrived, being a bit better than the above:


"They probably won't be screaming "Harry, you're so cool" when they see the film. Yet the film is dark enough to engage adults, familiar enough to reassure us and fast-paced, as 766 pages are packed into two hours and 18 minutes. Each successive film in the Harry Potter series adds layers of depth while the plot moves into rewarding territory. Existing characters grow richer and more complex while new characters add spice."

More will come in few days. Keep Checking!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

11 Clips from OOTP, World Premiere

As you all know, there are 11 clips from OOTP online. They are creepy and very mcuh trying to spoil the movie. You can view them at TLC.

Today also, world premiere of OOTP will be going to take place at Roppongi Hills Arena, Tokyo (Japan). Some images are videos are just online. You can check'em out at MuggleNet / or GettyImages.
Order of the Phoenix review are just arrived online. Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Order of the Phoenix - July 11th in India

Hoorey guys... its a cool news. According to WB's international release date micro-site, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be going to released on July 11th in India (same day as US). Well thats a good news, but you should still wait untill the promos for OOTP start airing.

Deathly Hallows- Deathly Hallows will be going to release on 23th of July in India also, and thats confirmed.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Boy Who Lies - OOTP New Pics

This is not what I think guys. Its a headline of Daily Prophet in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Yesterday, Warner Bros. sent several new pics to HP fansites. Most of them are really very cool and creepy. We get a new look on Harry being posessed by Lord Voldemort, Thestrals, Kreacher-the-House-Elf, Dumbledore, Snape, Hall of Prophecies and Death Eaters, DA and Voldemort.... & Much much more
You can check'em out at TLC's galleries.
On a short note, sorry for the hiatus, I was kinda busy.

Friday, June 8, 2007

International Trailer in High Defination!!!

After severe headache, at last finally I got High-Defination links for Potter 5th's international trailer (shown on AOL Uk)...

Right Click and save targer as!!

This a featured news and its all credit goes to MuggleIndia. If wanna post these links to your own website/blog, be sure to give credit to MuggleIndia.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


News 1 - OOTP has loosed MTV movie award from Transformers.
News 2 - There are several OOTP poster book scans with some new pics. You can view them in TLC or your another favorite HP site.

News 3- I'm going to create a subsidiary site which will have forums, a new image gallery and some other interesting things. It will up in somewhere in July (may be sooner).

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Hoorey kids, its summer vocations! I think you all are enjoying, playing games, learning new things and once again, reading n watching Harry Potter.
So, I wish all of you students "a very very happy and enjoyable summer vocations"!!

WB and Universal integrates for Potter Theme Park, 3 new previews!

At last, in a press release, WB and Universal studios announced that a theme park will be made in United States [in in Orlando, Florida] *sobbs :-(

Concept art is released also, which looks inspired from Potter movies. Universal and WB both will be going to develop this park (oh note that books are copyright to JK Rowling, movies are copyright to Jo and WB jointly and this theme park is copyright to WB and Universal).

Stuart Craig, movies set designer and 20 engeeniers will be going to make this adventure live.

Hopefully HPDH movie might be shot in this theme park!

View preview art:

This is a bit unfortunate for Indians.... anyway, enjoy Americans!

OOTP Release Dates: 11 July to 13 July?

Good news HP lovers, WB has updated opened a micro-page with international release dates. However, it is a not up-to-date, but it gives several new release dates for 65 countries.

According to this page, OOTP will be released on 13th of July and that's what I think is official (but I'm worried that page hasn't been recently updated). But anyway, you can check it out here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

OOTP Release dates changed!

WB has announced that OOTP will be going to released in US on 11th of July and in UK on 12th of July. Enjoy, UK/US folks!

Anyway, there's still some doubt about release date of OOTP in India.
Thanks MuggleNet for the tip.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Two new OOTP TV Spots!

With thanks to WB, now we have 6 TV Spots (2 new, 4 old) high quality quicktime links!
Check 'em out!
FIRST TV SPOT - We get a fine look at Umbridge, Snape, Malfoy, Tonks and Twin's Exit

SECOND TV SPOT- This one totally focuses on the main theme of the film. We see Lucius Malfoy and a look at prophecy.

You can get links to these videos at MuggleNet

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ellen Show's clip

Yesterday, on WB's Ellen show, a new clip made a debut all over. This clip shows Umbridge being introduced to all the Hogwarts students by Dumbledore and after that Umbridge giving a honoured (more likely, hateful) speech. At the end Umbridge giggles.

Check It Out:

Download in High Quality WMV: Save Target As (thanks to HPANA).

Monday, May 21, 2007

Zee News aired a special "Bole To Bollywood" about HP

Today, Zee News's movie show "Bole To Bollywood" aired a 19 min special coverage on Harry Potter.

Again, if anyone has video/ or was able to capture, please do let us know!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

मगल इंडिया अब हिंदी में!

हिंदी (Hindi)

तो आप जैसा कि देख ही रहे हैं कि ब्लॉगर ने अब इंग्लिश से हिंदी की ट्रांसलिटरेशन की शुरुआत कर दी है। तो अब से मगल इंडिया की चुनिंदा पोस्ट्स अब हिंदी में होंगी। ऎन्जॉय!

For those who are totally shocked about the above text, let me tell you that your favorite blog's some posts (only selected ones) will be available in Hindi also. So, keep visiting!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

New OOTP International poster Banner!

As I told you some days earlier, I was working on banner of your favorite banner. So, here it is.... MuggleIndia Blog's new banner!!
Please send your suggestions about this banner and tell me some other ideas at (this is MI's new email ID)

Headlines Today aired a special show for HPDH

Yesterday, Headlines Today (news channel) aired a special show about rumors for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It also showed some clips from OOTP movie.

If you have recorded that programme, please let us know - .

OOTP Completed; Runtime Speculations

We have got a new info from internal sources that Order of the Phoenix has been totally completed and is ready for release. Oh note that Kreecher's voice artist is still undetermined.

RUNTIME SPECULATIONS: OOTP will be shorter than GoF (that's for sure) so, it will be less than 148 Minutes. It is shorten than PoA also, so it is not of 142 minutes. Remains SOS, and COS both are above 140 mins, so it is expected that this movie will be over 120 mins (that is 101% sure).

Final note- Runtime of OOTP will be between 128 minutes to 140 minutes, 137 minutes suites most.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

OOTP Websites update, a 4 min soundtrack!

As you all know Harry Potter's UK and US sites has been updated with lots of new design with some images. And big thing is that the site also showed some amazing 4 minute preview of Soundtrack.

We'll shortly provide you that 4 minute track played on US website.
Click here to play soundtrack!

Note: This audio track is not hosted at this blog. Soundtrack is copyrighted and hence it is only meant for listening. Copyright (C) 2007 Warner Bros. Records.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Another release date for OOTP

This day morning a special programme was aired on Star News about Dan's Indian look-alike (although he wasn't really matching) Star News said that
"Harry Potter ki ek nayi film 17 July ko release hogi"
meaning OOTP will be released on 17th July in India. Anyway, this news is not really true till we hear something from WB.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Pogo website updated!

Well.. I know that I'm late, but for those who don't know, Pogo's website has been updated with May Movie Magic's goodies. You can watch some TV spots and download some wallpapers from all 4 Harry Potter movies.

Click here for some cool tv spots for "May Movie Magic".

OOTP to be released on 19th July?

This is a sad news! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on 19th July in India, according to IMDb. But IMDb is never reliable so, wait for some few weeks till we get some true news. But if IMDb is right than OOTP will be released 6 days after US, however 19th July is thursday so chances are "not very high".

It could be 20th July (Friday) or 13th July (Friday). Hope for the best!

Monday, April 30, 2007

GoF on Pogo on last sunday of May

As we told you in another post, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is going to be premiered on Pogo (A Cartoon Network/ Time Warner Channel) on 27 of May (Sunday). It has been confirmed by the promos of "May Movie Magic" on Pogo.
Pogo will also broadcast Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban on 6, 13 and 20 May, respectively. Oh note that all films will be in dubbed hindi.

Pogo's official site will hopefully updated also. You can also win fabulous prizes by winning simplest questions like "Who escaped from Azkaban", lol.
Anyway, will update you with more news about this "May Movie Magic".

Friday, April 27, 2007

New Banner!

After several testing.... I got a new banner for this site. It looks (i think) great. However, I have just decorated the fonts. I thought simple banner looks a bit odd!

I'm currently working on blog's banner. I will add some OOTP's pictures and images into this, hopefully, near the end of May (or even soon). So keep checking. Oh yes, surely send your suggestions about this blog!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pogo to air dubbed Goblet of Fire

It has been confirmed by the promos of GoF at Pogo, that Pogo will soon air Goblet of Fire in Hindi (dubbed). So, it will be a Indian TV premiere for GoF, although it will be shown in crappy hindi (Which I review as Worst dubbing ever of any HP movie).

GoF is likely to be aired on last week of May, on Sunday (26 May), only if they also show SOS, COS and POA in all the sundays in May. However it is still unconfirmed that when they'll air GoF in May.

High Res Domestic Poster for OOTP

The poster which we have already seen on IMAX and Yahoo! is now in high-resolution. WB has send HP sites a much higher quality version. Click on the image on your left for a bigger picture.

This poster will be soon up in our Picasa Web Albums.
Order of the Phoenix is in theatres July 13 (USA/Uk).
UPDATE: It is now in a much bigger resolution in our gallery . Remember, to view in full size, click on view the larger file or you can click here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

WB on firebolt... New trailer plus new poster

Yippy! Awesome week. WB is still not statisfied. WB has released new trailer, a bit identical to yesterday's with some new clips. And what's more, a new trailer has been also released (in low resolution), same as IMAX poster.

To Download this amazing crystal clear Large sized trailer, right click and save this target!
480p version's download option will shortly come, hopefully!
UPDATE: MuggleIndia Blog will hopefully review this trailer.
Stay tuned for 480p version's dwnld link!

Domestic Trailer: Description

The Leaky has posted brand new description of OOTP's domestic full length trailer.

Check it out in Leaky's way:

The new trailer will contain looks at Grawp; Neville in front of the door to the Room of Requirement; clips of Harry telling Ron and Hermione about the snog with Cho; Harry and Hermione discussing the DA; glimpses of the DA lessons, new shots of the Order of the Phoenix on Privet Drive; Snape speaking about the connection between the Dark Lord’s mind and Harry’s, new shots of the DA in the Ministry of Magic, as well as images of what exactly Voldemort conjured with that ball of fire, among others from the final battle.

I think this trailer shows some new footage + some exciting battle scenes. For first screencaps and online trailer stay tuned at this post!

UPDATE: Only 4 hours to go!

Big Week... WB on fire!

Warner Bros. I think is going to make Harry Potter fans insane! There are some cool news.
Yesterday's thrill was not too clear in quality, so WB released some 16 new stills from both International and Domestic trailer.

What? Domestic trailer? Yeah, it is a new trailer which will debut online today at Satellite (and Yahoo too, TLC says) and on May 4th with Spidey 3 in cinemas. It is unclear whether in India it is going to be included in Spider-Man 3 or not. But it doesn't matters, because this trailer is going to debut online around 7 'o' clock (IST) today.

BTW, for new pics you can check Mugglenet / or Leaky! Enjoy and wait for update.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

BIG FEAST.... Eye Candy Sunday...

Oh so sad... AOL UK doesn't thinks that India is in World's map also. But who cares?

Folks, especially for you... OOTP Trailer in much much better quality.
Take a seat before proceeding...

Thanks our bro, ipodman715, for posting this video on YouTube.

Eyes at AOL UK today

Today, OOTP's new trailer will unleashed, in much much better quality than that "so-called TV bootleg" at YouTube. Watch out AOL UK today at 7:30 PM (Indian Standard Time) to watch the 1 or 2 mins of pure, thrilling magic...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

OOTP will be at AOL at 7pm tomorrow

Well, I think most of you may have been seen lower quality Japenese version of OOTP International Trailer #1.
But Indians have to wait for more than half-day to watch the trailer.

The OOTP Int. Trailer will be shown at AOL UK at 2 PM UTC/ GMT, meaning around 7:30 PM IST. Big wait....


Ok , take a deep breath, take a seat and miss a heartbeat before proceeding....

Note: It is of very low quality. It might spoil your sunday....

Thanks to our Japanese bro for capturing this from a Japanese Channel. Tomorrow, a higher quality version (possibly in HD also) will be at AOL UK. So, wait for tomorrow and read transcript from TLC for this moment:

"The new trailer will contain a great deal of new images from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. Included are many new scenes such as the flight on the Thestrals, the Centaurs, the exciting (and gloriously havoc filled) exit and flight from Hogwarts of Fred and George, scenes with Umbridge talking as well as Filch hammering up the new Proclamations. In addition are more stunning things such as the DA lessons with Harry (even a Patronus lesson), an incredible shot of Voldemort by the Hogwart's Express, Snape, the Order of the Phoenix flying over the river Themes through London, short scenes with Sirius, the Trio, Bellatrix, Dumbledore and Fudge in the Ministry, as well as one amazing glimpse of Azkaban prison. Wow. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on July 13, 2007."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Another pair of High Res Images

WB has released some cool new OOTP pics. First image shows Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) and Vincent Crabbe (Jamie Waylett) holding Neville (Matt Lewis) and Hermione (Emma Watson) as a prisoner in Umbridge's office.
Second one shows Weasleys as they await news of Arthur's condition after the attack at the Ministry.
You can again watch these pics in our Picasa's Web Album.
Thanks TLC for news and pics.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New OOTP Photo

WB has send Mugglenet a new pic of Harry and Umbrige. Image shows Harry (Dan) Presumably in detention.
You can check it out in our photo gallery or by clicking here.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

MuggleNet's April Fool

For those who are daily readers of MuggleNet will be very happy, today as MuggleNet given them first review for HPDH.
Oh Come on, its a april fool's news by MuggleNet, so don't believe this news. Enjoy reading and beware! Today is april fool.

UPDATE: TLC has also fooled you! But I won't fool you, believe me!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

HPDH for Rs. 950

Ok, now we have confirmed that hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be available at Rs. 950 .
If you wanna pay less, you should pre-order at your nearest store as most of city's bookstores (Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chandigarh) had started HPDH's pre-ordering. So, order now and save upto 25% .

OOTP Cast's interview at Entertainment Weekly Mag

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly , that also contains those yesterday's photos, is now online .
In this interview, some small hints are given like Phoenix will run under two and a half hours and be the shortest film so far and David Yates might return to direct the sixth one.

Yates said "While nothing's finalized, Yates is expected to return for film 6, which is slated to begin shooting this September."

Jason Isaacs: "Today is Helena Bonham Carter's first day playing the evil witch Bellatrix Lestrange, Sirius' warped cousin as well as his mortal enemy. Her costume may be entirely black, but she's counting on her pushed-up bustline to help her stand out. ''It's not a huge part,'' she says, her elocution remarkably clear despite a mouth full of fake teeth. ''So I thought I could have lots of breast, if not lots of lines.''
For scans you can go at:

Image Source and News Tip: TLC

New Layout!

Ok, ladies n gentlemen, we have our new layout for this april month, I hope you all are going to like it. I still need your suggestions for this blog's layout, you can tell me by emaling at .

Friday, March 30, 2007

Deathly Hallows- Price Speculations

As you all know, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on 21st July in India. So, MuggleIndia Blog now gives you special price list, so you can know how much you'll have to pay to know Harry's fate.
  • Paper Back - Rs. 795
  • Hardcover - Rs. 975
  • Deluxe - Rs. 1125

Note: It is not exact price, price may increase till the release day.

If you want to save upto 25%, you can pre-order HPDH in:

  • NBC India (List price- 960, There Price - 720, you save 25% / edition hardcover)
  • First and Second (List price- 975, there price - 780, you save 20% / edition hardcover)

Note: MuggleIndia doesn't guarantees security/ or content quality of the above sites. Readers discrimination is adviced.

Several New Pictures from OOTP

Yesterday, WB released several new pics, including portraits of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, Cho, Umbridge and Lucious.
We have all of them in very high-resolution. Take a seat and enjoy!

Order of the Pheonix- Portraits

To view in highest resolution, click on "Download Largest Photo" in right corner of Picasa Web Album.
Image Sources: TLC

Thursday, March 29, 2007

HPDH's cover's review by editor himself

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows US editor, Mr. Arthur Levine talked about the book 7's cover-art:

"We're seeing Harry in a very interesting situation. Readers will find out exactly what the situation is.
When I was reading it, I had both the excitement and the power of the book, and the plot, driving me forward. But I was also feeling a little sad. It's the last time."
He also admitted that he "sobbed and sobbed". The reported asked, "That means someone we like dies, doesn't it?" He replied "Well, it means it is a very, very emotional book".

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows cover released!

Yes Guys, a big news today! Take a seat before you procede, as Deathly Hallows cover-art is released. The cover art reveals several thing's answers and well-as some unanswered questions.

UPDATE: Bloomsbury also announced today that the UK edition (and possibily Indian Editon also) will be 608 pages long and ₤ 17.99 in price.

This price is something that will surely loose around Rs. 1000 from your parents pocket (and the price will be not less than 900 as HBP was Rs. 895, so price may also rise as up as Rs. 1550 , so parents, put your fingers crossed!).

The US version of the book will have 784 pages, making it longer than GOF.

Click on the pic to view that damn mysterious cover-arts:

You can view more cover arts here.
News Tips and Sources: MuggleNet and TLC.

Sorry for Hiatus

Well... I was busy this month so, damn I didn't updated blog for more than 3 weeks. I'm very sorry for all my Indian Blog readers who were waiting for this blog to be updated. Once again "Sorry".

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Nominations for WoI and Nick Awards

JR is nominated for "Woman of Influence" award he NCH Scotland Women of Influence award, which will take place in Glasgow on Sunday. She is one of five influential women in the category which recognizes those who have worked hard to improve the lifestyles and education of children.

And The Harry Potter series has received a nomination under "Favorite Book" at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. You can vote here .

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

New pics of Snape's Action Figure

There are some cool photos of Severus Snape at Cards Inc. , which will be released this summer (in UK and US).
However, it is still unknown whether this merchandise will be released in India or not, however, you can still get this OOTP mechandise by online-shopping at
You can view these pics here at MuggleNet

Potter robes at auction in London

Harry Potter movie's robes and costumes are at auction in London. Special items are Sirius' overcoat from Prisoner of Azkaban, and Madam Hooch's robe from the first Potter film.
Thanks Mugglenet for the Tip

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

First Reviews of OOTP are Online

Okay guys, before you proceed to view all this, I must tell you that a big spoiler awaits you ahead. Ain't Cool News has posted a review for OOTP and well as fans at MuggleNet has also given three reviews.
So, Here's some main cool plot details from all 4 reviews (remember, I've no idea about the movie yet as I haven't seen it. So, these are most possible plot details from the above reviews. )
BIG SPOILER, select to view :-
- Film starts same as book (with Dementors attack)
- Dursleys are given short time in the movie but all 3 or 5 minutes are awesome.
- Tonks is not so cool and is quite different as book.
- The flight through London is awe-inspiring.
- Moody on his specialised broom is superb.
- Grimmauld place is grim and the Black family tapestry is enormous.
- Lupin's on-screen time is too short .
- Michael Gambon is now a bit calm and gives a tinge of Richard Harris. He's improving.
- Luna is damn good.
- Imelda Staunton's Dolores Umbridge is simply one of the most evil creations you will ever wish to see.
- The DA scenes are handled superbly .
- The Harry and Cho's kiss is not just a kiss but a full make-out session. (But not too much showing )
- Scenes with Hagrid and Grawp are a tad long, but good.
- Twins exit from Hogwarts is 10 on 10.
- Big difference from the book is Grawp saving Harry and Hermione from Umbridge and the centaurs but Imelda's face as shes flung into the trees in a picture.
- The BIG fight is a masterpiece .
- The fight scene is the coolest one and most matching to the book.
- Death scene is too emotional.

Overall MuggleIndia gives this flick as 7 and a half out of 10 and a PG-13 (U/A) rating.

Monday, March 5, 2007

SPECIAL MONDAY: Sorcerer's Stone Behind the Scenes

As you all know, your favorite blog gives you special mondays. So, here we have our this week's special. I got this awesome video at YouTube, and it has pure behind the scenes. I hope you all will like it.

Part 1

Part 2

This video is not hosted at MuggleIndia blog. Courtesy: YouTube, thanks Meli for posting it on YouTube.

Cartoon Network broadcasts Prisoner of Azkaban

I know I'm late, but however, for those who don't know, yesterday PoA (in Hindi) was broadcasted at Cartoon Network (in India), at 12 PM and 9 PM. And at 9 AM today, also.

In another post, I told you that GoF might not be premiered at Pogo. But I have no source regarding this news yet, so please consider it as a rumor.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Ten Thousand Order of the Phoenix

In a discussion at , Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, Warner Bros' international prexy of distribution, talked about Order of the Phoenix, just one of the major flicks coming out this summer :
"The opening date is not an obvious choice on the domestic side, but it really does put our best foot forward internationally. With 'Harry Potter,' we're going day and date everywhere except in the Middle East and a few minor markets, because most are going to be in holidays at that point, so this date really maximizes our opportunity."
With so many tentpoles, the battle for screens will be intense.
"We'll have between 6,000 and 7,000 on 'Ocean's' and over 10,000 on 'Harry' but that's going to be a challenge because there are so many incredible films coming."
Tip: Mugglenet

Happy Holi

Yeah a big occasion today. After celebrating, now I've free time to post this message to you.

bhi rangeen zindagi hai humari, rangeeli rahe yeh bandagi hai humari, kabhi na bigde ye pyar ki rangoli, aye mere yaaro aisi
Happy Holi

Dainik Bhaskar posts article about Equus.

It is a cool news that atlast Indian Newspaper wrote something about Equus. Todays second page of Dainik Bhaskar posted a news at the bottom with Headline "Equus Main Harry Potter hua Teenager" meaning "Harry Potter becomes teenager in Equus". I've the article in JPEG format, special for you. You can view specially scan here .

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Dan is forever Harry Potter on-screen for HP movies

So, atlast Harry Potter till the end will be Daniel Radcliffe will be acting as Harry James Potter.
As a publicist tells us, he as signed for both Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. So, I think most of you must be happy!
HBP's shoot will start this year around September-October.

Rup and Phelps twins to attend NME Awards

Rupert Grint, with his co-stars, James and Oliver Phelps (they play Fred and George's role) are going to attend NME Awards (these are music awards) tonight at London. You can see some pics here .

Friday, March 2, 2007

Harry Potter aur Aag Ka Pyaala becomes best seller

After its 8 months old release, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire's hindi translation, Aag Ka Pyaala also joins the group, becoming 4th Harry Potter best-seller book. It is available on a very low price of Rs.250 (around $5.2 USD). Sorcerer's Stone is available in the lowest, around Rs. 170 ($3.8 USD). So, grab your potter translation today by sending a form available at Manjul Publishing House's website. You can view GoF's details here .

Harry Potter- You Cannot Live without It

WorldBookDay is today and it has conducted a survey to find books you cannot live without it.
Harry Potter grabs no.4 in the spot (not really very cool news), but however, the list shows this:
1) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 20%
2) Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein 17%
3) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 14%
4) Harry Potter books - J K Rowling 12%
5) To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 9.5%
6) The Bible 9%7) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 8.5%
8) 1984 - George Orwell 6%
9) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 6%
10) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens .55%
Thanks Mugglenet for the tip.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ron

Today is March 1st and its birthday of Ron. From MuggleIndia, Happy B'day, Ronald. There must be celebrations at Weasley Wizard Wheezes, don't you think so?
One more thing, Jo's site is also updated with this event.

Equus - Opening day and standing ovation

Dan's west-end debut, Equus opened last night here in London, and the whole theatre was full of crowd. All of the performers recieved good comments and especially Dan recieved standing ovation. Other celebs also gave good comments on his role.

According to The Times:
Radcliffe proves an assured actor and makes a perfectly able equimaniac. He can do aggression and pain, and, oddly, is lacking only in the sense of magic and wonder the part demands.
though gripping and theatrically skilful, Equus is at root dated, pretentious and even a bit pernicious, much like the 1960s guru who clearly influenced Shaffer.
You can view the reviews at : The Independent , The Guardian , The Times and Reuters .
There is an interview of Dan and Richard Griffiths (who plays Uncle Vernon), telecasted at CNN last night.

Courtesy: YouTube (this video is not hosted at this blog)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Pic - Harry, Fred-George and Umbridge at Great Hall

DanLatino has posted a great pic of Harry, Weasley Twins and Umbridge. It looks like they are studying. Click on the pic for bigger size and you can also view them later in my Web Album. However, this pic is small (low-res).

NECA's Official site updated with OOTP toys

With pictures of their Series 1 Order of the Phoenix toys in their packaging, NECA's official site has been updated. Action figures with release in March.

You can view these pics here .

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Pogo might NOT premiere GOF

As you all know, most of the HP movies are telecasted at Pogo. And I think Pogo might NOT telecast GOF as it has PG-13 (U/A in India) rating. But always pray for the good, keep your fingers crossed until May, in which most of the dubbed HP movies are shown.

New Gallery: UPDATED

I've updated my web-album with some high-res pics. To view full album, click on the image.

EVE FEAST: High Res SOS Poster and old memories

After searching a lot, I found some cool posters for you. One of them is High-Res Sorcerer's Stone poster (which you'll not find in any other blog/site). Feel free to view by clicking on my new web-album .

One more thing, I have something which you'll love to watch. I got an old HP official site which shows a message "Search for Harry Potter cast". I think it'll be of 2001 or early. You can view this cool site by clicking here
and one , more site .
Happy Evening folks!
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The Oscar goes to...

As you all know, the 79th Annual Academy Awards were over here at Los Angeles. And here's the list of Potter films, which were nominated for "Oscar", but not lucky as LOTR, Happy Feet or Pirates.
1) Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone
Nominated for
i)Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig) beated from Moulin Rouge! (Catherine Martin)
ii) Best Costume Design (Judianna Makovsky) beated from Moulin Rouge! (Catherine Martin)
iii) Best Music, Original Score (John Williams) beated from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Howard Shore)

2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Nominated for NONE

3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Nominated for
i) Best Music, Original Score (John Williams) beated from Finding Neverland (Jan A. P. Kaczmarek)
ii) Academy Award for Visual Effects (Tim Burke Roger Guyett Bill George John Richardson) beated from Spider-Man 2.

4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Nominated for Best Achievement in Art Direction (Stuart Craig) beated from Memoirs of a Geisha (John Myhre)

Hope that OOTP breaks this painful jinx for us.
This information is from IMDb and Wikipedia. MuggleIndia Blog doesn't assures of its accuracy.


There are two news for Dan for today. In first-one, Telegraph newspaper posted an interview with Dan in which he told about Equus, his career choices as an actor and taking on a part in this serious play.

According to Newspaper,

"JR Maiming a horse is a far cry from riding a hippogriff, isn't it?
DR Completely. There came a point on the third Potter film when I thought, acting is what I want to do. I thought it would be a bad idea to wait till the Potter films were all finished to do something else. There are certain people who will be more than happy to see you in any other role you like, and there will be some who will never, ever see you as anything other than Harry Potter. Once you've accepted that, it's fine - you just do whatever you like. With this, they can say I'm good or terrible but the one thing they can't say is I haven't challenged myself."

In the second news, Forbes mag has released "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars", in which he has been ranked at No. 2, earning over$13 million USD (around 574 crores) for OOTP movie.

News Tip : TLC

Rowling sues over Pirated editions of Potter

After unscrupulous sellers used the Indian version of the website to sell unauthorised versions of Jo's books, she is suing online auction site

JKR has obtained an injunction which "prohibits eBay from listing illegal copies of her works.The court order is a setback for eBay because it is the first time the company has been obliged to police its sellers’ auctions for copyrighted material."

According to TheTimes,

"Neil Blair, Rowling’s legal adviser at the Christopher Little Literary Agency, said that she welcomed the court order. “Over the years eBay has appeared to be unwilling to control sellers on their site offering pirated or forged Harry Potter items for sale to innocent fans,” he said. “We have asked eBay on numerous occasions to assist by taking preventative steps to avoid these sales – steps that we are aware they can introduce. As these requests were not heeded we had no choice but to seek judicial intervention.
“J. K. Rowling has previously warned fans on her own website about the sale of fake signed books and other pirated Harry Potter e-books on eBay.”

News Tip: TLC , Times