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Pakistani Harry Potter is here and the Potterheads couldn’t be happier!!

Let the magic begin Pakistanis, as the first fanmade Pakistani Harry Potter is here and our Potterheads couldn’t be happier. 

Settle down Potterheads because this Hogwarts Express will take you to Government college university where the Khayali productions made a fabulous attempt at giving out the Harry Potter vibes.

The crazy VFX, brilliant cinematography and jaw-dropping scenes have made this fan film achieve considerable success and positive response from the audience. 

 The Last Follower produced by Khayali productions became one of the highly anticipated films ever since its trailer got released in the previous year on different social media platforms. Fans and non-fans of Harry Potter expressed great interest and excitement towards the film supporting its content and appreciating our own Pakistani talent.

Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter

Reactions beyond Border

Many people made reaction videos of the film’s trailer giving it the positive reviews and appreciated the amazing efforts behind it. 

With the movie now being released finally at the GC University, the audience’s response couldn’t get any better.

The fan film was premiered at the Bukhari auditorium of GC university for straight 4 days, consisting of 12 successful shows.

The fan film was premiered at the Bukhari auditorium of GC university for straight 4 days, consisting of 12 successful shows.

The shooting period of this film took almost 6 months whereas the video effects took 1 and a half years to complete.

The whole process including the editing and dubbing took 2 years to render this project. 

With the movie now being released finally at the GC University, the audience’s response couldn’t get any better.

The fan film was premiered at the Bukhari auditorium of GC university for straight 4 days, consisting of 12 successful shows.

Small Talk with the Cast and Crew:

The whole film was shot with a single camera. When Mr. Waleed Akram, the producer, and director of the film was asked about the challenges he faced during the shooting, he told The Meraki magazine,

“I knew I didn’t have enough resources to match that same level of Harry Potter series but I believed in my passion and my amazing team that made this project possible.”

Mr. Umer Darr, the co-producer further elaborated on how the whole team managed to overcome the lack of resources and worked on the small details on their own.

For example, the cast did their styling and makeup themselves.

One thing he especially mentioned was how few scenes were shot in the hot April where the cast wore two to three layers of sweaters in order to complete the shoot.

Cast: 

Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter

The total cast and crew included 15 people who were deeply involved in this project.

The main cast of the film included Umer Darr, Jazib Akram, Talha Chahour, Mariam Hassan Naqvi, Dua Mariam, Arooba Usmani, and Sheikh Mubashir whereas the supporting cast included Habib CH, Amna Azmat, Maryam Mehmod, Tayyab Arif, Jalal Uddin, Hamza Saleem, and Ejaz Zafar. 

Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter

When the cast was asked about their experience of working with each other, the response was quite evocative.

Their attachment to this project brought tears in their eyes.

They all were quite happy as their hard work paid off in the end. 

Production Team

Mr. Waleed Akram did most for this film as he was the director, cinematographer, editor, writer, and producer.

Mr. Umer Darr co-produced this film and participated in writing the storyline as well. Mr. Zeeshan Hameed did the breathtaking VFX and Mr. Ibrahim Hassan took charge as the production head.

Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter

The second production head was Sheikh Mubashir assisted by Hammad Khan and Hammad Malik.

The production photographer was Aiza Butt and Costume Head was Wajeeha Abid. 

On-Campus shoot. 

    Khayali productions, a private production house dominated by Ravians, took complete advantage of their campus.

The entire film is shot on campus as the Government College University is long before known for its gothic architecture and great resemblance with Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.

Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter

The Khayali productions not only justified GCU’s architectural repute of grandeur but also continued the ravian legacy through the execution of high professionalism and creativity. 

Premiere in Cinemas:

 The Higher Education Minister also attended the film premiere.

Getting highly impressed by the Pakistani art and talent, he announced to screen the film in other government universities to encourage extracurricular activities, clubs, and talent of our country.

Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter
Pakistani fans made their own Harry Potter

The 84 minutes long film is also in talks of getting released in different cinemas of Pakistan.

The Meraki magazine wishes Khayali productions all the best for its future projects and hopes from its true heart that The Last Follower premieres in cinemas so that everyone can watch this amazing film and appreciate our native talent. 

Vloggers’ and Celebrities’ Reactions: 

Many vloggers made reaction videos of the film’s trailer giving it the positive reviews and appreciated the amazing efforts behind it. Moreover, celebrities like Ali Zafar, Imran Ashraf, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Noman Ijaz, and many other shining stars supported and encouraged the people to watch the film. 

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STAFF REPORTER Amna Azmat 


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