It is said that in India, every street, every village and every town has a student who dreams of being an IAS or IPS officer. To become one, they have to pass ‘the world’s toughest entrance exam’ – with a success rate of 0.1%. If there was ever an impossible dream, this was the one.

12th Fail – based on a bestselling novel of the same name – is the story of Manoj, a Hindi medium student who embarks on this quest with very little money and no knowledge of English. On his journey from Morena to Mukherjee Nagar, he encounters defeats, disappointments, energy, enthusiasm, fraternity, friendship. And love.

12th Fail is not just the biography of one honest man’s journey towards a better India. It is a story inspired by a million spirited Indians who refuse to accept defeat, who restart their lives every day.


Release date  : 27 October, 2023
Primary cast  : Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankr, Anant Vijay Joshi, Anshuman Pushkar, Geeta Agarwal, Harish Khanna, Sarita Joshi, Priyanshu Chatterjee, and Vikas Divyakirti
Directed by  : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Produced by  : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Co-Producer  : Yogesh Dhabuwala
Associate Directors  : Jaskunwar Kohli, Aayush Saxena, Yogesh Dhabuwala
Written by  : Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Jaskunwar Kohli, Aayush Saxena, based on a novel by Anurag Pathak
Creative Producer  : Abhishek Dubey
Music director  : Shantanu Moitra
Lyrics  : Swanand Kirkire, Raftaar
Cinematographer  : Rangarajan Ramabhadran
Production Design  : Prashant Bidkar
Costume Design  : Malvika Bajaj
Editor  : Jaskunwar Kohli, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Sound Designer  : Manav Shrotriya, MPSE
Executive Producer  : Lawrence D'Souza


Vikrant Massey
- Vikrant Massey
Medha Shankar
- Medha Shankar
Anant Vijay Joshi
- Anant Vijay Joshi
Anshuman Pushkar
- Anshuman Pushkar
Geeta Agarwal
- Geeta Agarwal
Harish Khanna
- Harish Khanna
Sarita Joshi
- Sarita Joshi
Priyanshu Chatterjee
- Priyanshu Chatterjee
Vikas Divyakirti
- Vikas Divyakirti

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