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12th Fail

03 May '24
3 min read


The once-in-a-lifetime kind of movie.
One of the most thought-provoking and captivating movies ever made.

A gamut of emotions. Heartwarming and heart-wrenching at the same time. The struggles of perhaps, each one of us. The journey of discovering ourselves and reaching our goals. The giving up. The restart from scratch. A billion unsaid stories in between. This movie shows them all.

The movie brilliantly portrays the real struggle. Burning the midnight oil over the years. Juggling menial jobs to survive while realising one's dream. Failing. And failing again. Trying. And trying again. Persistence that pays off eventually. Hard work that never goes in vain. The triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

A stellar cast whose performances are nothing short of extraordinary. Each actor embodies their character with such conviction and sincerity that it is impossible not to be deeply moved by their portrayal.

I watched it almost a month back. Yet it feels like yesterday! The beaming face of Manoj's girlfriend Shraddha Joshi ( Medha Shankar) after reading the results. Manoj breaking down into tears of joy. His mentor Pushkar Sir rushing to him with the ready-to-wear IPS uniform. Shraddha proudly claiming that her Manoj is now an IPS when asked by the security guard standing near the results board. The immediate salute by the guard. The emotional outburst of the mother on phone. How his father after knowing this, rushes to the corrupt Chauhan to tell him 'ki usne ek IPS ke baap se panga liya hai'. I bet not a single soul would have witnessed this victory moment without tears that shone through smiles. It wasn't just Vikrant who won. A billion hearts won together merely witnessing that moment. That Eureka feeling and that 'getting-goosebumps' moment shall remain etched in our hearts for long.

The climax when local inspector Dushyant ( Priyanshu Chatterjee) salutes IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma as the latter gives his first wedding invitation card to him. How Manoj reminds him that years ago, he was the one  who inspired him and motivated him to purse the path of honesty and sincerity. An overwhelming moment that leaves us spellbound. How an ordinary guy from Chambal achieves what seems impossible.

This movie not only entertains but also enlightens, making it a timeless classic that will be remembered and revered for generations to come.

Take a bow. 
For the entire ensemble.
For the terrific Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Vikrant Massey, you beauty!
Keep roaring, keep soaring!
What a masterpiece you gifted us! 

Category : Movies and TV Shows


Written by Aishwary raj