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 bunty0@gmail.com .
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, HarryPotter.co.uk 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.