Review of ’12th Fail’ by Anand Mahindra. A reaction from Vikrant Massey

Industrialist Anand Mahindra wrote a long unit reviewing “12th Fail.” The movie’s lead actor, Vikrant Massey, responded to the post.

Vikrant Massey received special recognition from Anand Mahindra for his “bravura performance” in “12th Fail.”

Anand Mahindra, an industrialist, reviewed ’12th Fail’ in a lengthy post on X on January 17, after seeing it at last. It was Mahindra who recommended in his post that “if they see ‘ONE’ film this year, they make it this one.” The film’s main character, IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, played by Vikrant Massey, responded to the message as well.

In addition to being impressed by the storyline of “12th Fail,” which is “based on real-life heroes of the country,” Mahindra was also meticulous in her appraisal of the actors’ performances and narrative approach. He also urged Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the director of “12th Fail,” to produce more movies of this kind.

Mahindra wrote, “Not just the protagonist, but the millions of youth, hungry for success, who struggle against extraordinary odds to pass what is arguably one of the most competitive exams in the world.” in reference to the storyline in his review.

He said that Chopra did a “brilliant” job casting the movie and that every character was believable in their respective roles. “They turned in gritty and passionate performances,” he stated.

Mahindra gave special recognition to Vikrant Massey in his review, saying that the actor gave a “bravura performance” in “12th Fail” that was deserving of a National Film Award.

Anand Mahindra stated, “Vikrant was not just acting out the character’s life; he was living it.”

Regarding the film’s narrative style, the industrialist conveyed his appreciation to Vidhu Vinod Chopra for reassuring us that great stories are the foundation of great cinema. “Special effects are no match for the simplicity and authenticity of a story well told,” Mahindra stated.

Mahindra stated in his review that, for him, the “interview scene” was the “highlight” of “12th Fail.” “Yes, it may seem a bit contrived, but the profound dialogue makes this sequence hit you squarely between the eyes and shows you what India must do to build a new Bharat,” he continued.