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Harry Potter at GCU

The mythical aura and the magical architecture have done complete justice to the inspiration

Maliha Choudhary 07:07 PM | 13 Dec, 2021
Harry Potter at GCU

Oh, the moment you set your eyes on that tower and the awe it leaves you in!

Still holding on to the promised grace, sumptuous Government College, officially called GCU, stands majestically in the overpopulated city of Lahore. Time has failed to fade the reverence and wonderment of the main building. 

Any Harry Potter fan can sense the weird resemblance between Hogwarts and GCU. All required was a fan movie, ‘The Last Follower and the Resurrection of Voldemort’. Khayaali Productions is a group of Ravians. The movie has been filmed in a manner that seems more of a tribute to the institute itself. The mythical aura and the magical architecture have done complete justice to the inspiration.

The eternal theme of good versus evil was played well. The elements of college life, ambition, and friendship embellished the plot. A somewhat mundane storyline was decorated with suspense, thrill, and light humor. Dialogue delivery depicted language skills and quality work. Pronunciation was noteworthy, yet captions were added diligently. As any Harry Potter movie requires, special effects and graphics were handled proficiently. The characters personified the natural predispositions and human traits. The costume design and overall get-up were simple and admirable. However, there should have been more efforts on the make-up. Background music and sound effects were fairly good. Keeping in mind that the movie was recorded with just one camera, and the crew consisted of only 15 people; Cinematography was laudable. The hall was in an uproar during the shows. 

Coming to the practical aspects, it would have been a far better experience if the movie was premiered in the cinema halls of Lahore. It would have been more profitable and famous. Bukhari auditorium was not the best option. Sitting arrangements and the unmaintained hall made the experience less enjoyable. There was mismanagement at the hall entrance as there was no classification between old Ravians and current students. However, keeping in mind the trivial amount of tickets i.e., 300/person, it may be considered bearable.

Poetry, Literature, Arts, and especially Performing Arts seem to have vanished from the passionate walls of Lahore. Ever since the cramming of Lahore, true Lahoris have suffered through cultural change, and they yearn to enjoy quality entertainment. Covid-19 proved to be the final nail in the coffin. The absence of cultural celebrations and festivities is leaving a vacuum behind. We’re rapidly becoming a nation deprived of sophisticated socialization, vibrancy, and laughter. Such events should be supported and promoted by all to revive the sparkle at Lahore.

Maliha Choudhary
Maliha Choudhary

The writer is a lawyer, a social entrepreneur and a freelance content creator.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 274.94 275.69
Euro EUR 296.66 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,200 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,360.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350

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