In a remarkable feat, “12th Fail,” directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and starring Vikrant Massey, has secured the 50th position in the prestigious list of the top 250 films of all time. The film, which garnered widespread acclaim for its powerful narrative and stellar performances, continues to receive accolades and has now etched its name among the cinematic greats.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the acclaimed filmmaker, took to Instagram to share the exciting news, expressing his joy and gratitude. He mentioned, “VVC has spent his life talking to everyone about how much he worships Cinema Paradiso, and ‘12th Fail‘ has now secured the #50 spot in the top 250 films of all time, a rank below the film he worships. ‘I’m still that little boy from Kashmir. To see my film right next to Cinema Paradiso… what do I even say? I can now die in peace.’ — VVC.”
The film, based on a true event, delves into the challenges faced by aspirants attempting to pass the UPSC entrance exam. However, it transcends the narrative of a single exam and encourages individuals not to succumb to failure but to persist and try again. “12th Fail” has resonated with audiences for its inspiring storyline and remarkable portrayal of IPS officer Manoj Kumar’s journey.
Celebrities such as Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, and Kareena Kapoor Khan have previously lauded the film for its impactful storytelling and standout performances. The movie’s success has been further validated by its representation of India in the Oscars and now its significant placement in the top 250 films of all time.
This achievement adds another feather to the cap of “12th Fail,” solidifying its place in the cinematic legacy and marking it as a film that has left an indelible impact on audiences and critics alike. As it continues to make waves, the film stands as a testament to the power of compelling storytelling and its ability to resonate universally.