Mirat-ul-Uroos (2012 TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Intertitle on Zindagi as Aina Dulhan Ka featuring Aamina Sheikh (right) and Mehwish Hayat.
Also known asAaina Dulhan Ka
Family drama
Based onMirat-ul-Uroos by Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi
Written byUmera Ahmad
Directed byAnjum Shahzad
Starring (For entire cast see the section on cast below)
Theme music composer
  • Composer
  • Shani Haider
  • Lyricist
  • Naseer Turabi
Opening theme
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30
Running timeApprox. 40-45 Minutes
Production company7th Sky Entertainment
Original release
NetworkGeo Entertainment
Release4 December 2012 (2012-12-04) –
6 June 2013 (2013-06-06)

Mirat-ul-Uroos (Urdu: مراۃُ العروسlit: The Mirror of the Bride) is a Pakistani telenovela inspired by the novel of the same name by Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi. It was directed by Anjum Shahzad and written by Umera Ahmad. It aired on Geo Entertainment in Pakistan from 4 December 2012 to 6 June 2013. The story of the serial revolves around the granddaughters of Akbari, played by Aamina Sheikh and Mehwish Hayat, and the grandsons of Asghari, played by Mikaal Zulfiqar and Ahsan Khan, who later married.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

Mirat-ul-Uroos contrasts the lives of the grandchildren of Akbari and Asghari. Akbari's first granddaughter Aiza is arrogant, a spendthrift and has been raised with a lot of love, while her second granddaughter Aima is the exact opposite of Aiza. Asghari's grandsons are Hammad and Hashim, who fall for and eventually marry Aiza and Aima. Aiza shows her true colours in her in-laws' house. Hammad is involved in an extramarital affair, and Aiza leaves him, but they eventually reunite.


Background and development[edit]

The novel Mirat-ul-Uroos was first published in 1869 and was written by Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi. It is considered the first novel in Urdu literature.[5] The theme of the novel promotes the cause of female education in Muslim and Indian society.

It was the third TV adaptation of Nazir's novel. The producer of the serial Abdullah Kadwani stated that the serial is not an adaptation of Miraat-ul-Uroos rather it is inspired by the novel and the story of the serial starts from where the story of the novel ends.[3] The script was written by famous Pakistani author and screenwriter Umera Ahmad who previously worked with the production house on hit serials such as Doraha (2008) and Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2010).[citation needed]

International broadcast[edit]

Mirat-ul-Uroos was also broadcast in India by Zindagi, under the title Aaina Dulhan Ka, premiering on 10 November 2014 and ending its run on 13 December 2014. Due to its popularity in India, it started to run again from 8 May 2015 at 6 pm.[6]


  1. ^ "Pakistan's quiet gender revolution". Dawn Newspaper. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Mirat-ul-Uroos". www.tv.com.pk. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "'مراة العروس' مہوش حیات کی خوبصورت اداکاری سے سجا ڈرامہ". Urdu VOA. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. ^ "I have not followed any Indian serial: Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar". tellychakkar. 29 November 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  5. ^ "'اردو ادب کے وہ 10 بہترین ناول جنہوں نے بہت متاثر کیا'". Dawn News. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^

External links[edit]