Week-long Harry Potter festival at Government College University comes to a magical end

With year 2021 marking the 20th anniversary of the first film based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, celebrations have begun all over the world and Potter-heads couldn’t be more excited.

Released in 2001 after the name of the first book from the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone became viral in no time, and gave way to the cinematic adaptations of the complete book series. Twenty years later, the magic still remains intact and Potter-heads have come up with many fan fictions since then. Harry Potter and the Last Follower is one such example.

Shot at the historic Government College University with the institute’s gothic building serving as the execution space, The Last Follower has been a big hit as it has been making the headlines from the day it started screening at the educational institution under the banner of a Harry Potter festival which commenced on November 29.

Special arrangements were made to decorate the campus with Harry Potter themed decor. A huge number of people both from inside and outside the campus made their way to the university to attend the week-long festivities which had turned the entire GCU into a semblance of Hogwarts, with students attired in caps and robes inspired from the movie series.

Helmed by Waleed Akram and Umer Darr and executed with the support of multiple students from all over the campus, the movie revolved around how Voldemort’s last follower tries to resurrect him by getting his hands on Harry Potter’s wand 150 years after the defeat of Voldemort. It turned out to be a great watch in terms of its cinematography and brilliant acting skills. The resemblance of GCU with Hogwarts became a sight to remember and relish for years to come.

“It was a very tricky task to shoot on campus. It had to be the weekends mainly,” commented Waleed Akram.

Overall, the entire Harry Potter week inside GCU turned out to be a tremendous success as it managed to pull the whole crowd towards itself, from the students to the faculty.