Katrina Kaif Lauds Vikrant Massey’s ’12th Fail’, Celebrates Movie’s Success

Praising Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “12th Fail” for its success despite being considered “small” compared to the “action blockbusters” of 2023, Katrina Kaif acknowledges the film’s achievement. The film, based on IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma’s life and starring Vikrant Massey in the lead role, recently premiered on OTT after a theatrical release in October 2023. Notable figures like Kangana Ranaut have praised the film, and Katrina Kaif, during a conversation with her co-star Vijay Sethupathi on Film Companion, highlighted “12th Fail” as an example, emphasizing the significance of an “interesting story” in a film.

Katrina Kaif talks about the Movie ”12th Fail”

Katrina Kaif, when asked about the trend of experimentation in films, expressed, “I think you should be just fearless in your choices. Don’t calculate so much. And I think this year (2023) is probably one of the best years for me to give this example where we’ve of course seen high-octane action commercial blockbusters and we’ve seen a small, intimate film, ’12th Fail,’ do so well. I think that’s all the example we need. If a film has an interesting story, it will find its audience. It’s the job of the producers to calculate the numbers, but it is the job of the actors and directors to tell the right stories.”

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif


About 12th Fail

“12th Fail,” featuring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar, is now available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The film, submitted to the Oscars 2024 as an independent nomination, has garnered acclaim, particularly praising Vikrant for his portrayal of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who triumphed over poverty to become an IPS officer.

The movie narrates the real-life story of Manoj Kumar Sharma and his wife, Shraddha Joshi, an IRS officer. Focused on the struggles of numerous students attempting the UPSC entrance exam, “12th Fail” unfolds Manoj’s journey from a young boy in Chambal to joining the police force through years of dedicated effort.