Aangan Terha

Aangan Terha (Urdu: آنگن ٹیڑھا, transl.Crooked Courtyard) was a satirical Pakistani drama presented by the PTV network in the late 1980s. The show starred Salim Nasir, Shakeel, Arshad Mehmood, Durdana Butt and Bushra Ansari in lead roles. It was directed by Qaiser Farooq and written by Anwar Maqsood.[2]

Aangan Terha
Created byQaiser Farooq
StarringSalim Nasir[1]
Shakeel
Arshad Mehmood
Bushra Ansari
Durdana Butt
Theme music composerArshad Mehmood
Country of originPakistan
Original language(s)Urdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Release
Original networkPTV Home
Original release1980s 
1980s

Plot and main theme

The drama is based on many stories on multiple issues of the society and indirect criticism of the Martial Law and the military regime in Pakistan and the electoral system. Many major Pakistani stars and artists played guest roles including the great comedians like Late Lehri, Late comedian Moin Akhtar and Late Mahmood Ali. The twist occurs when the writer Anwar Maqsood appears near the end of the serial to inform the characters that the serial is about to end.

Lead characters

  • Mehboob Ahmed, a retired civil servant, played by Shakeel[3]
  • Jahan Ara Begum, Mehboob Ahmed's wife, played by Bushra Ansari
  • Akbar, played by Salim Nasir, domestic help of Mehboob Ahmed and Jahan Ara Begum, previously a classical dancer
  • Chaudhry Sahib, Mehboob Ahmed's neighbor, played by Arshad Mehmood
  • Sultana Sahiba, Chaudhry Sahib's sister, played by Durdana Butt

Guest appearances

References

  1. http://urduwire.com/people/Salim-Nasir_534.aspx, TV actor Salim Nasir's profile on urduwire.com website, Retrieved 9 Dec 2016
  2. http://vidpk.com/c/328/Aangun-Tayrrha/ Archived 12 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Profile of PTV drama series 'Aangan Terha' on vidpk.com website, Retrieved 9 Dec 2016
  3. http://videos.urduwire.com/fun-and-entertainment/aangan-tehra-clip-of-funny-ptv-comedy-drama, 'Aangan Terha' PTV drama series on urduwire.com website, Retrieved 9 Dec 2016
  4. http://www.dawn.com/news/1025005, 'Anwar Maqsood and Qazi Wajid remember Moin Akhtar', Dawn newspaper, Published 22 Oct 2013, Retrieved 9 Dec 2016
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