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12th Fail

October 27, 2023
2hr 27min
Status: released

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12th Fail Movie Details:

Movie Name12th Fail
Based on Twelfth Fail (novel) by Anurag Pathak
Country India
Language Hindi
Dubbed inTamil, Telugu, Kannada
GenreBiography, Drama
Release DateOctober 27, 2023
OTT Release DateDecember 29, 2023 (Disney+ Hotstar)
Running Time2hr 27min
CastVikrant Massey
Medha Shankar
Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Written byVidhu Vinod Chopra
Jaskunwar Kohli
Produced byVidhu Vinod Chopra
Yogesh Ishwar
Cinematography by Randarajan Ramabadran
Edited by Jaskunwar Kohli
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Music byShantanu Moitra
Narrated byAnant V Joshi
Production CompanyVinod Chopra Films
Distributor Zee Studios
Budget₹20 crore
Box Office Collectionest. ₹66 crore

12th Fail Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Vikrant Massey as Manoj Kumar Sharma
  • Medha Shankar as Shraddha Joshi
  • Anant V Joshi as Pritam Pandey
  • Anshumaan Pushkar as Gauri Bhaiya
  • Priyanshu Chatterjee as DSP Dushyant Singh
  • Geeta Aggarwal Sharma as Pushpa Sharma, Manoj’s mother
  • Harish Khanna as Ramveer Sharma, Manoj’s father
  • Sarita Joshi as Manoj’s grandmother
  • Sanjay Bishnoi as Naval
  • Vikas Divyakirti as Himself


12th Fail is an incredible, inspiring real-life story of a boy from Chambal who aims to achieve an impossible dream of passing the world’s toughest civil services entrance exam, that of the Union Public Service Commission.

About 12th Fail Movie:

  • In November 2022, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra announced the film, based on the novel Twelfth Fail, by Anurag Pathak.
  • The film is inspired by the real life story of IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS Officer Shraddha Joshi.
  • In November 2022, Chopra announced that actor Vikrant Massey will play the lead, marking their first collaboration. Many real life
  • This film went through an extensive casting process. At least 35+ actors were tested for every one of the chief characters – Shraddha Joshi, Pritam Pandey, Gauri Bhaiya, Ranveer, Pushpa, Dadi. The only character for which only one actor was tested was Manoj.
  • UPSC aspirants were cast in various roles. According to Massey, it added “authenticity” to the film.
  • Vikrant Massey did not apply makeup to achieve his village look – he spent weeks in the village and sunbathed in a vest every day to tan his skin. He got so carried away that his skin got burnt.
  • The film is shot mainly at various locations in Agra Chambal, Delhi, Mussoorie and Mumbai. A major portion of the film was shot in the two education hubs for government job aspirants, Rajendra Nagar and Mukherjee Nagar.
  • The crew looked for at least 150+ atta chakkis in Agra, Gwalior, Delhi, and Mumbai. Eventually, the one featuring in the film is a set construction.
  • The filming was wrapped up in December 2022.
  • The film’s teaser was released on 10 August 2023 and the trailer was released on October 3, 2023.
  • 12th Fail was released on 27 October 2023. The film received positive reviews from critics. The film started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on 29 December 2023.