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August 27, 2008|From the Associated Press

Let's see Hari Puttar get out of this one.

In India, Bollywood producers set to release a film called "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors" are working to fend off a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros. that claims the movie title hews too closely to their mega-famous boy wizard franchise.

While Bollywood films often borrow liberally from Western movies, producers of "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors" say their movie bears no resemblance to any film in the "Harry Potter" series.

The film is not a tale of wizard spells or flying broomsticks, but rather a story of an Indian boy left home alone, who fights off burglars when his parents go away on vacation -- a plot more reminiscent of the film "Home Alone."

Warner Bros. is seeking an injunction against the film, which is set for release Sept. 12.

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