July 21, 2009 1:03:41 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Latest Hollywood release HARRY POTTER and the HALF-BLOOD PRINCE continues to get mixed reactions from audiences. Even though it has opened to a phenomenal response globally, some of the die hard fans of this fantasy world have been left disappointed. Add composer Pritam to the list.
"I was expecting a huge deal from the film. I have read all HARRY POTTER books and on the eve of the release, I wrapped up the latest edition as well. I started reading it at 3AM in the night and got off my couch only at 11AM. It was a moment of celebration for me to catch the latest in the series of HARRY POTTER on the big screen", says Pritam who had slight apprehension in his mind before stepping into the auditorium.
"The book is so well written and I was wondering whether the director would really be able to get the same effect in the cinematic adaptation as well", says Pritam, "I just held myself for a day but then pronto shot off to a neighbourhood multiplex along with my niece."
He regrets watching the film though.
"I can't tell you how much I hated the film. I still rue the very fact that I saw it. I was better off just reading the book. The film just didn't work for me at all. I am so very disappointed", Pritam gets all fired up.
So is he not going to watch the next in the series of the HARRY POTTER once it arrives on screen?
"I don't know, I will take the call then. But as of now, I have been completely put off by the entire experience", he signs off.