MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel &pictures will showcase the entire Harry Potter film series in Hindi, starting 17 September. The series will air every Sunday at 11 am until 5 November.
Taking the entertainment quotient a notch higher, &pictures has roped in one of Harry Potter’s biggest fans, Darsheel Safary, to present the film series.
Also featuring Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, the series follows Harry’s quest to overcome his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort.
The franchise has won several prestigious awards including Best Actor, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Makeup. It has captivated the imagination of millions across the globe. Movie after movie, people feel the magic course through their veins as Harry Potter along with his best friends Hermione and Ron go on mystical escapades.
A die-hard Harry Potter fan, Safary said: “Like any other kid, I have been a huge fan of the Harry Potter series since childhood and everyone should experience this one-of-a-kind magical extravaganza on &pictures. There was a time in school when I would enact casting spells with my pencils and wooden sticks. All actors have a dream role and mine is my childhood dream of being a part of a wizardry school. I really admire the chemistry between the three friends – Harry, Ron and Hermoine and hope that someday Harry Potter is made in India and I get to play Harry’s character.”
The Harry Potter Film Series will kick-start with ‘Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone’ on Sunday, 17 September. Harry Potter is an orphaned boy brought up by his unkind Muggle (non-magical) aunt and uncle. On discovering he is a wizard, the 11-year-old Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magic where he befriends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson). But instead of running into trouble, trouble seems to find them. At the end of their school year, Harry, Ron and Hermione, stumble on a deadly secret and overcome the challenges that guard the mythical Sorcerer’s Stone. After battling their way through, Harry comes face-to-face with his family’s oldest foe, Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
17th September: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
24th September: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
1st October: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
8th October: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
15th October: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
22nd October: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
29th October: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – I
5th November: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – II