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12th Fail Beats Oppenheimer and Spider-Man

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by SPN Editor

The biographical drama “12th Fail”, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, has achieved remarkable success. It has been rated the highest on IMDb with a score of 9.2 out of 10, securing its place at the top of IMDb’s Top 250 films of Indian Cinema.

In 2023, it was rated the highest among all global films that received at least 20,000 user votes. The list of highest-rated films of 2023 is led by “12th Fail”, followed by “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (8.6), “Oppenheimer” (8.4), “Godzilla Minus One” (8.4), and the Kannada film “Kaiva” (8.2).

Furthermore, “12th Fail” has also earned a spot in the top 10 Highest Rated Drama list of LetterBoxD’s 2023 Year in Review. Previously, the film was chosen as the closing film for the Macau Asia-Europe Young Cinema Film Festival, further cementing its critical acclaim. With worldwide earnings of Rs 67 cr, the film has emerged as an unexpected hit of the year.

12th Fail”, a biographical drama film in Hindi, was produced, penned, and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra in 2023. The film is an adaptation of Anurag Pathak’s non-fiction book of the same name published in 2019. It narrates the inspiring journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who rose from abject poverty to become an officer in the Indian Police Service.

The film features Vikrant Massey in the lead role, supported by Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi, Anshumaan Pushkar, and Priyanshu Chatterjee. It made its theatrical debut on October 27, 2023.

The storyline centers on Manoj, a resident of a small town in Chambal. In his town, exam cheating is rampant, and he is preparing for his 12th standard exams while aspiring for a peon’s position. However, the arrival of a stern police officer, DCP Dushyant Singh, during the exams puts an end to the cheating.

Consequently, Manoj fails the exam and begins to operate a passenger vehicle with his brother. They both get into trouble with a politician’s henchmen, but Dushyant Singh rescues them. Inspired by his integrity, Manoj idolizes him and aspires to emulate him.

In the subsequent year, he passes his exams and dreams of becoming an IAS officer, but fate has other plans, and Manoj has to struggle right from the start.

“12th Fail” has been lauded by critics and audiences alike. It boasts a high rating of 90% on the TOMATOMETER, a score derived from 10 professional reviews. The audience has also expressed their appreciation for the film, with a remarkable score of 98% based on over 250 ratings.

Furthermore, the film has resonated well with Google users, with 95% of them expressing their liking for the movie. In addition to these accolades, the film has also earned an impressive IMDb rating of 9.2 out of 10.

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