The city awaits Harry Potter
Gone are the days when Superman and Batman were the idols of the kids. Today, in one go, the kids fall behind their little hero- Harry Potter. And to give a fillip to their idol worship, there are two events this month. First, the fifth film in the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,, which has already released , and second, the worldwide release of J.K. Rowling’s last book of the Potter series- the seventh one- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, takes place today.
The film running at Imax 3 D is already a big hit with the Potter fans. The worldwide release of the film on July 11 by Warner Brothers grossed up a staggering 12 million USD on the first day itself in the US, outbeating Spider Man- 2. The sixth of the series- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is scheduled to be released in November 2008.
The film has received rave reviews in the West. Reputed dailies like The Telegraph and New York Daily News have said that it is the best of the Potter films. The characters of Dolores Umbridge played by Imelda Staunton and Bellatrix Lestrange portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter received wide spread critical acclamation apart from the lead characters of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson andRon Weasley. The potter mania is on…