12th Fail Movie Review: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Delivers Yet Another Lovely Film

12th Fail Movie Review

12th Fail is a drama film in the Hindi language. In addition to serving as both writer and director, Vidhu Vinod Chopra is also producing it through Vinod Chopra Films and Zee Studios. Moreover, it draws inspiration from Anurag Pathak’s book of the same name. The movie also stars Palak Lalwani, Harish Khanna, Sanjay Bishnoi, and Vikrant Massey.


12th Fail Movie Story

12th Fail Vikrant Massey

The narrative of Manoj, a poor boy from a small town in Chambal, who fails his 12th Boards, unfolds in 12th Fail. Conversely, Manoj decides to sit for the Board test ethically the following year and does well on it. Additionally, to clear PCS and turn into a man in a uniform, he chooses to depart for Gwalior with his grandmother’s savings.

12th Fail Cast

But before long, he is starving, homeless, and robbed of his money in a strange city; he meets someone in the interim who tells him how UPSC may advance his career. The drama starts with Manoj working side by side with a charming smile. He also puts in a lot of effort while being guided by his buddies and mentor. He also puts forth much effort to pass the UPSC test and achieve his grandmother’s dream.


12th Fail Movie Review

12th Fail Plot

It’s truly captivating how Vidhu Vinod Chopra places the audience at the forefront of his films, crafting an enthralling narrative with the movie’s writing team. The climax, in particular, stands out as one of the most rewarding moments in recent cinema. The story is also so compelling that it makes you overlook a single misstep and empathize with the individual who has won over destiny to conquer the world.

Moreover, Vikrant Massey was acutely aware of the excellence of his character. Portraying Manoj Kumar Singh, he emerges as the shining star of this tale, singlehandedly rescuing the day with his outstanding acting. Medha Shankar, too, is a master of conveying volumes through silence. Anant Vijay Joshi’s portrayal of Pandey is another brilliant addition to the cast, and the remaining actors also deliver commendable performances. In the realm of filmmaking, Vidhu Vinod Chopra offers a prime illustration of pure, uncomplicated storytelling.

Yet, it remains so intriguing that it immerses you in every emotion. Shantanu Moitra, with his breathtaking background music, leaves us in awe. While the storyline may occasionally tread familiar ground, other aspects of the filmmaking compensate for this familiarity. However, 12th Fail does include melodramatic sequences that may contribute to its somewhat extended feel.


Final Verdict

12th Fail Palak Lalwani

12th Fail merits an audience, and as fans of the silver screen, we merit cinema that treats us with reverence. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Vikrant Massey have certainly provided such an experience. Moreover, it undeniably ranks among recent memory’s most emotionally potent narratives. Even with its slight imperfections, this film earns its place on the must-watch list. We award this movie a solid 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Simran Kumari
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I am an entertainment writer with a passion for journalism. I enjoy writing about a wide range of topics including entertainment, politics, and lifestyle. I always keep myself updated about the current trends, movies, web series, and celebrity gossip. Throughout my professional journey, I have covered various genres and love to learn new things. In my free time, I prefer embarking on adventures.

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