12th Fail | Movie Review

“12th Fail” portrays the extraordinary journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma, emphasizing that clearing the UPSC exams requires more than academic prowess. Vikrant Massey’s remarkable performance in this inspiring narrative captivates audiences.

In “12th Fail,” directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Aditya Chopra, the protagonist, Manoj Kumar Sharma , emerges from a village in Chambal, Madhya Pradesh. Despite academic setbacks, including failing the 12th-grade board exams due to Dushyant Singh’s  actions to prevent cheating, Manoj’s unwavering determination leads him to Delhi, where he aspires to appear for the Civil Services examination. Notably, he is initially unaware of the UPSC or the IPS.

Each facet of the film presents a distinct narrative, encapsulating Manoj’s challenges, struggles, and the unwavering support of his mentor (Anshumaan Pushkar), friends, and his girlfriend, Shraddha Joshi (Medha Shankar).

12th Fail” immerses the audience in Manoj’s journey, evoking a profound connection between viewers and his experiences. The mounting tension as he approaches the interview stage is masterfully portrayed, leaving the audience breathless.

The film draws inspiration from prominent figures like APJ Abdul Kalam and BR Ambedkar, who advocated for education, activism, and organization. It subtly highlights the ulterior motives of corrupt politicians who benefit from an uneducated youth.

Vikrant Massey delivers an exceptional performance, encompassing the complexity of Manoj’s character. His portrayal is both heartfelt and determined, effectively conveying Manoj’s emotional spectrum. Priyanshu Chatterjee excels in his role as DCP, exemplifying integrity as his badge of honor.

12th Fail” is a must-watch film, leaving a lasting impact and inspiring audiences with every scene of its 147-minute runtime. Aditya Chopra’s direction ensures that every character’s potential is fully realized.


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