Filmmaker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is known for films like ‘Parinda’, ‘1942: A Love Story’, ‘Mission Kashmir’ and many more, is directing and producing his next film titled ’12th Fail’. Bollywood actor Vikrant Massey will star in the film.
The film is adapted from author Anurag Pathak’s bestselling novel of the same name and is inspired by the real-life story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi.
However, it is not a biography, rather it is a portrait of the power of one – how one man or woman of integrity can bring about a massive change in an ecosystem. Major parts of the film have been shot in Mukherjee Nagar, New Delhi, the birthplace of generations of bureaucrats.
Talking about the film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra says, “If an honest person is in a position of power, the world can really change. I have seen that with countless IAS and IPS officers I have come across in the process of writing this film. ’12th Fail’ is a tribute to all of them. If this film can inspire even 10 more officers to strive for honesty, 10 more students to strive for excellence – I will believe I have succeeded.”
Starr Vikrant says the film is a tribute to all the students who dare dream and brave the odds.
He shares, “It is the tragedy of our times that honesty and honesty is a rarity. This movie is a dedication to all the students who dream, to all the honorable officers who are the backbone of our country and our constitution. Working with VVC is a dream come true and a huge challenge as he is such a meticulous director.”
Vidhu Vinod Chopra has completed the first schedule of ’12th Fail’ in Chambal, Agra and is currently shooting the second schedule in Delhi. The film is slated for a summer 2023 release.
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