23rd December 2023: The film ’12th Fail,’ starring Vikrant Massey and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, received significant acclaim from both audiences and critics after its theatrical release on October 27. Based on the life of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, as portrayed in Anurag Pathak’s book, the movie resonated well with viewers.
Produced with a budget of Rs 20 crore, ’12th Fail’ surpassed expectations, raking in an impressive Rs 53.35 crore at the box office. The film’s success was not only a testament to its compelling narrative but also highlighted Vikrant Massey’s stellar performance. The cast, including Medha Shankar, Ananth V Joshi, Anshuman Pushkar, and Priyanshu Chatterjee, contributed to the movie’s overall appeal.
Capitalizing on its success in theaters, ’12th Fail’ is set to make its digital premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar on December 29. The announcement came through a video shared on the platform’s Instagram handle, urging viewers to catch this compelling film before the year 2024 begins. The film’s journey depicts the challenges faced by Manoj Kumar Sharma in his pursuit of becoming an IPS officer, emphasizing the struggles of studying for the UPSC exam in Delhi while navigating life’s obstacles.
The narrative unfolds the inspiring story of Manoj Kumar Sharma’s relentless efforts, showcasing his determination to overcome hurdles and pursue his dreams. Premiering alongside Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Tejas,’ ’12th Fail’ not only held its ground but also contributed significantly to the domestic box office with a business of Rs 53.35 crore. Globally, the film achieved a commendable business of Rs 66.5 crores, solidifying its success on the cinematic stage.
Post-viewing, Vikrant Massey’s acting prowess garnered widespread praise, further cementing his reputation as a versatile and skilled actor. The film’s imminent digital release on Disney Plus Hotstar is poised to bring this impactful story to a broader audience, allowing viewers to experience the compelling narrative at their convenience.