12th Fail Movie Review: An Incredible Inspiring Story!

12th Fail Movie Review: An Incredible Inspiring Story!

Hindi cinema, popularly known as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema is very famous world-wide and 2nd most Biggest Film Industry in world.

Currently the Bollywood film industry is putting out between approx 1000 and 1500 films in a each decade (10 years), And on an average 100 films a year. From the very first 1913 Bollywood movie – Raja Harishchandra of Dadasaheb Phalke till the date 12th fail of Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Every Director/Producer of every Bollywood movie tries to put their best for the movie and always keeps audience at their peek of enjoyment.

One of the Bollywood’s Great Director, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, on of his current and new best movie launched on 27 October, 2023 with an Incredible Inspiring Real life Story of an IPS Officer. Chopra has successfully generated this delightful feeling in the past with his productions Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and 3 Idiots (2009), and 12th Fail feels like their spiritual cousin from the Hindi heartland So let’s get dive deep in it.!

This Movie 12th Fail is Based on a bestseller Novel by Anurag Pathak, same name as TWELFTH FAIL (12th Fail)

Great story shows that Our lead follows the ideology of Dr. APJ Kalam’s reference how they struggled and succeeded and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Lead narrates a great slogan of Dr. Babasaheb’s that is ‘Educate, agitate, organise. The movie also subtly touches upon why corrupt politicians want the youth to stay unintelligent – so they can be suppressed and ruled.

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Production Information of 12th Fail:

Directed/Written Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Based on 12th Fail Anurag Pathak
Produced Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Yogesh Ishwar
NarratedAnant V Joshi
CinematographyRandarajan Ramabadran
EditedJaskunwar Kohli, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
MusicShantanu Moitra
Production companyVinod Chopra Films
Distributed Zee Studios
Release date27 October 2023
Running time146 minutes (2.43 Hrs.)
Country India
Budget ₹20 crore
Box office Estimated ₹66.58 crore.

Castings of 12th Fail:

Vikrant Massey as Manoj Kumar Sharma
Medha Shankar as Shraddha Joshi
Anant V Joshi as Pritam Pandey
Anshumaan Pushkar as Gauri Bhaiya
Priyanshu Chatterjee as DSP Dushyant Singh
Geeta Aggarwal Sharma as Pushpa Sharma, Manoj’s mother
Harish Khanna as Ramveer Sharma, Manoj’s father
Sarita Joshi as Manoj’s grandmother
Sanjay Bishnoi as Naval
Vikas Divyakirti as Himself
Vijay Kumar Dogra as Sundar
Perry Chhabra as Rajini Sharma, Manoj’s younger sister
Neeraj Kalra as Shraddha’s father
Darius Chinoy as Mr. Solanki
Radhika Joshi as Tanya
Fasi Khan as Kishan, Shraddha’s house servant
Rahul Dev Shetty as Mr. Mehta, Manoj’s UPSC interviewer

12th Fail Story:

12th Fail Movie starts from a background story of our lead actor Vikrant Massey as Manoj Kumar Sharma, it all starts from a small village name Bilgaon village of Madhya Pradesh. It all shows how his whole family struggles from poverty the story is very well that can be relatable to every village boy.

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They reveal how their school which was under control of Vidhayak(Minister) allows all students to cheat and even teachers helps them to do that in that scenario Priyanshu Chatterjee as DSP Dushyant Singh, Manoj gets inspired by the DSP and follows as he says to not cheat and that’s the turning point of film. He avoids cheating in everything and tries to be honest. Though he faces many problems in his journey of success he still tries his best to be Loyal & Honest all the time.

Then the movie shows his journey from his village to Delhi for competitive exams, to clear UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Exams. With his unbelievable struggle for instance, he uses to work 12+ hours to carry out his and his family expenses and just 3-5 of daily sleep and rest of time study.

The best thing about the story film everything in film was on his real-life base scenes. One of most iconic scenes is #Restart when Gauri Bhaiya explains the Exam as a Snake and Ladder Game and says if the snake bites you need to restart the game again meaning of trying it again from 0 when we get unsuccess in anything.

It’s very inspiring to every common person/viewer and as from a Lerner Pov (Point of view) there are many things to learn from the life of Manoj Kumar Sharma. From this type of movie every common man can understand things very easily, and that’s why a very thank to especially directors too that they are making and encouraging movie topics like this instead of something of useful content.

As we head to the main spicy thing of movie, that we all know it as CLIMAX. Last 12 minutes before the ending of movie is the main Golden Gist of 12th fail movie, where the story achieves the aim of all the struggle. That last 12 – 15mins. of movie is very important.

With a Great response of viewers this movie is currently No. 1 trending on Hotstart OTT platform and highest rated IMBD movie with 9.2/10 ratings. Audience Rating are 4.9/5. It’s a very great response from audience side.

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“12th Fail” is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language biographical drama film produced, written and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie is based on the real-life story of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who overcame extreme poverty to become an Indian Police Service officer 12. The movie is a top-class tale of grit and determination that will leave you impressed and inspired through almost every scene of its 147 minutes. The story follows Manoj and how he juggles menial jobs to survive while realizing his dream, with his mentor, friends, and girlfriend’s support. The movie is a must-watch that will make you cry, laugh and enjoy at the same time.

About Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Iconic Films:

•Munna Bhai MBBS: (2003)
“Munna Bhai MBBS” is a heartwarming Bollywood film that follows Munna, a lovable goon, pretending to be a medical student to fulfill his parents’ dreams. Filled with humor, emotion, and social messages, it explores compassion and the power of laughter in healing. Sanjay Dutt’s stellar performance adds charm to this iconic film.

•3 Idiots: (2009)
“3 Idiots” follows the journey of three friends—Rancho, Farhan, and Raju—at an engineering college. Rancho’s unconventional approach to education challenges the rigid system, prompting self-discovery and friendship. The narrative weaves humor, emotion, and social commentary, ultimately advocating for pursuing passion over societal expectations. Vidhu Vinod Chopra – Producer.

•P. K. (2014)
“P.K.” is a Bollywood film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Released in 2014, it stars Aamir Khan as an alien stranded on Earth, questioning societal norms and religious beliefs. The satirical comedy explores themes of faith, humanity, and cultural differences, delivering a thought-provoking narrative with humor and emotional depth. Vidhu Vinod Chopra – Producer.

About Director:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra, born September 5, 1952, is an acclaimed Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. With a career spanning decade, he has left an indelible mark on Bollywood. Chopra is known for his versatility, excelling in genres from drama to suspense. He gained recognition for movies like “Parinda” and “1942: A Love Story.” He collaborated with directors like Rajkumar Hirani on successful ventures like “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.” and “3 Idiots.” and now 12th fail. His meticulous storytelling and innovative filmmaking have earned him numerous awards, establishing Vidhu Vinod Chopra as a key figure in shaping the cinematic landscape of Indian cinema.

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