Updated 13 Mar, 2020

It's no surprise that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, which was a global phenomenon, cast a magical spell on mesmerised fans for years to come.

Potterheads around the world bonded over mutual appreciation for the whimsical world Rowling created, and a bunch of Pakistanis weren't far behind, going as far as making their own feature-length version under the banner of Khayali Productions.

Written by Waleed Akram and Umer Dar, The Last Follower and The Resurrection of Voldemort is a labour of love that was shot over the course of five months.

The story revolves around a group of friends many hundred years after the Great War, which happened in the last part of the Harry Potter series.

"Now there's a new villain in town whose aim is to bring back the Dark Lord and for that, he wants Harry Potter's wand," explained Waleed.

Akram added that the movie was inspired by the British and gothic architecture of Government College University (GCU) in Lahore, the corridors and classrooms of which they thought resembled Hogwarts. The complementing costumes were sponsored by Digital Realm.

The cast includes all new faces such as Dar, Mariam Hassan Naqvi, Jazib Akram, Talha Chahour, Sheikh Mubashir, Dua Marium and Habib Chaudhry among others.

Surprisingly, the film was shot with only one camera, two lenses and the budget was sponsored by the actor's own pocket moneys. Yet, despite being low on resources, the impressive production quality, and team's commitment was lauded as each screening continued to be packed to its fullest.

"The crowd really loved the visual effects, sound effects, the cinematography but most of all, the production quality," shared the team.

"The visual effects were the backbone of the project and took almost one and a half year to be finalised."

Everything from editing, writing to the cinematography and direction was all done by Akram, while visual effects were handled by Zeeshan Hameed and rotoscoping artist was Huraira.

For now, the film will be screened across universities and colleges around town (most recently GCU of course) after which it will be uploaded onto YouTube for viewers across the world.


Shazam Mar 12, 2020 11:44am
Cringe!!! Not at all a good thing whatever it is.. don't ruin HP for us please.
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ahmad Mar 12, 2020 02:15pm
the quality is so good despite the fact that it is made with their own pocket money
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Adnan Raja Mar 12, 2020 02:28pm
Ha ha ha ha
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shafiq uk Mar 12, 2020 02:43pm
I am impressed. These young minds should continue to make movies. They can do better job than most of the current lot. I will like to be part of your work in the near future.
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SF Mar 12, 2020 04:14pm
Looking forward to seeing it. Yes rightly said so the architecture of GC is best location for such a project. But has the tower been fully restored!
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Big John Mar 12, 2020 07:26pm
I like the idea.
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Ehsan Mar 12, 2020 07:33pm
Very well done
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Sara Mar 12, 2020 09:15pm
Wow this is so well done and of such high quality. I am really impressed by today's youth. You guys should carry on in this field!
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Zak Mar 12, 2020 09:20pm
They must ensure all copyrights have been obtained. They should have invited JK Rowling for its screening, bet she would have love to come.
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Zak Mar 12, 2020 09:20pm
Immense talent, should be put to good use in productions for export.
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Zak Mar 12, 2020 09:24pm
Awesome production.
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Afaq Khan Mar 13, 2020 01:32am
Worst costumes and makes ups they've come up with, but a good try, they should keep doing things like these, create more!
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Ak18dar Mar 13, 2020 05:04am
This looks a tremendous effort. Hats off to them. They have a bright future ahead of them
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Abeer Mar 14, 2020 05:40pm
The trailer was released in Dec 2018. Why is it taking so long for the film release?
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