Aangan Terha

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Aangan Terha
Created byQaiser Farooq
Written byAnwar Maqsood
StarringSalim Nasir
Arshad Mehmood
Bushra Ansari
Durdana Butt
Azra Sherwani
Anwar Maqsood
Sultana Zafar
Theme music composerArshad Mehmood
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Original release
NetworkPTV Home
Release1984 (1984)

Aangan Terha (Urdu: آنگن ٹیڑھا, transl. Crooked Courtyard) was a satirical Pakistani drama presented by the PTV network in the year 1984. 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.[1][2]

Plot and main theme[edit]

The drama is based on many stories on multiple issues in society and indirect criticism of martial law, the military regime in Pakistan, and the electoral system. Many major Pakistani stars and artists played guest roles in the drama, including great comedians like Lehri, Moin Akhtar, and 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[edit]

  • Mehboob Ahmed, a retired civil servant, played by Shakeel[2][1]
  • Jahan Ara Begum, Mehboob Ahmed's wife, played by Bushra Ansari[2][1]
  • Akbar, domestic help of Mehboob Ahmed and Jahan Ara Begum, previously a classical dancer, played by Salim Nasir[2]
  • Chaudhry Sahib, Mehboob Ahmed's neighbor, played by Arshad Mehmood
  • Sultana Sahiba, Chaudhry Sahib's sister, played by Durdana Butt[2]

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Irfan Ul Haq (3 January 2019). "Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Mahmood announce Aangan Terha prequel". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Profile of PTV drama series 'Aangan Terha'". vidpk.com website. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b Muhammad Umar (22 October 2013). "Anwar Maqsood and Qazi Wajid remember Moin Akhtar". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 7 December 2020.