12th Fail Real Story: Did you know Vikrant Massey's film is based on true story?

12th Fail Real Story: Vikrant Massey-starrer '12th Fail' is directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film is based on the real-life story of IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and his wife.

By Ritika Nath
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12th Fail Real Story

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'12th Fail' Real Life Story: Vikrant Massey is receiving much appreciation for his spectacular performance in '12th Fail' which is helmed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film has not only found success at the box office but has also garnered widespread acclaim for its portrayal of the real-life story of IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma.


The movie unfolds the remarkable journey of a resilient individual who, despite facing academic setbacks, emerges victorious in the world's toughest competitive exam – the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination.

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12th Fail Real Story: All You Need To Know About Manoj Kumar Sharma


'12th Fail' is a biographical drama adapted from Anurag Pathak's bestselling novel of the same name. The narrative revolves around Manoj Kumar Sharma, hailing from a humble background in Chambal, who, after failing his 12th standard exams, fearlessly embarks on a journey to rewrite his academic destiny.

Manoj Kumar Sharma's Struggles

Manoj's early academic struggles were significant, passing his 9th and 10th class exams with a third division and facing failure in almost all subjects except Hindi in his 12th class board examinations. Despite these challenges, a pivotal moment in his life occurred during his school days when he proposed to Shraddha Joshi, promising to transform his life if she accepted.


Journey to UPSC Success


Motivated by his commitment and supported by Shraddha, Manoj initiated his preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Examination. His journey was marked by financial hardships, including driving a tempo for income and sometimes sleeping alongside beggars. Working at a library in Delhi, he immersed himself in the works of various renowned writers and personalities, enriching his knowledge.

After facing numerous challenges, including financial hardships and societal obstacles, Manoj Sharma achieved success on his fourth attempt at the UPSC CSE. Securing an All India Rank (AIR) of 121, he realized his dream of becoming an IPS officer, a feat that earned him the monikers "Singham" and "Simba" due to his commanding style.


Post-UPSC Achievements

Post his triumph, Manoj Kumar Sharma became a symbol of inspiration, known for his indomitable spirit and dedication. The film not only captures the essence of his journey but also sheds light on the transformative power of determination, resilience, and the unwavering support of loved ones.

Vikrant Massey's Experience as Manoj Sharma

In an interview, Vikrant Massey, who portrayed the character of Manoj Sharma in "12th Fail," shared the profound impact the role had on him. Massey expressed a deep connection with the character, revealing how the emotions and experiences portrayed in the film felt remarkably real, making the journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma even more impactful on the audience.

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