'12th Fail' became the highest-rated movie on IMDb and was selected for Macau's Film Fest.

Written on 01/25/2024
Asia91 Team

The Bollywood movie '12th Fail' has become the highest-rated movie on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and was selected for Macau's Asia-Europe Young Cinema Film Fest. The movie was also submitted for an Oscar nomination but could not be chosen.


"12th Fail" Achieves Top Rating:


  • Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, "12th Fail" is based on a true story from Anurag Pathak's book about Manoj Kumar Sharma's life. He overcame poverty to become an Indian Police Service officer.
  • The film highlights his struggles and the support from his wife, Shraddha Joshi.


Record-Breaking IMDb Score:


  • "12th Fail" has received a 9.2 out of 10 rating on IMDb.
  • This makes it the highest-rated Indian film ever on the platform.
  • It ranks higher than some of 2023's biggest Hollywood movies.


Top Five Indian Movies on IMDb:


  • Alongside "12th Fail," the top five include classics and recent hits like "Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama," "Nayakan," "Gol Maal," and "Rocketry: The Nambi Effect."


International Recognition and Success:


  • The film earned Rs 67 crore worldwide, marking it a surprise hit for a budget film.
  • It has been chosen as the closing film for the Macau Asia-Europe Young Cinema Film Festival, with Chopra attending the screening.


A Story of Struggle and Perseverance:


  • "12th Fail" delves into students' lives preparing for the UPSC exams.
  • It covers their academic and personal struggles, highlighting the emotional toll it can take.
  • The film showcases resilience and the importance of never giving up.


Star-Studded Cast:


  • Alongside Vikrant Massey, the film features Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi, Anshumaan Pushkar, and Priyanshu Chatterjee in crucial roles.


Oscar Nomination:


  • In November 2023, "12th Fail" was submitted as an independent nomination for the Oscars.


This approach makes "12th Fail" not just a film but a phenomenon, showcasing the power of determination and the impact of support from loved ones on the journey to achieving one's dreams.