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)