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'12th Fail' by Pratiyush

Pratiyush Kumar   •   4 May, 2024   •   5 mins

Read this movie review by Pratiyush from Class 8 of Stepping Stones School!

"12th Fail" is a heartwarming coming-of-age film that delves into the struggles and aspirations of a young individual who faces failure in the pivotal 12th-grade exams. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker (Vidhu Vinod Chopra), this Indian movie takes viewers on an emotional journey filled with laughter, tears, and, ultimately, inspiration.

The story revolves around (Manoj Kumar Sharma), a high school student who dreams of a bright future but is shattered when he fails his 12th-grade exams. Dejected and lost, he grapples with feelings of inadequacy and disappointment, especially in the face of societal expectations and familial pressures. However, instead of succumbing to despair, he finds the courage to confront his failures head-on and embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Screengrab from the trailer of "12th Pass".

What sets "12th Fail" apart is its portrayal of the protagonist's resilience and determination to rise above his circumstances. Through his encounters with various characters and situations, he learns valuable life lessons about perseverance, friendship, and the true meaning of success. The film's narrative is not just about academic failure but also about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

The performances in "12th Fail" are noteworthy, with (Vikrant Massey) delivering a standout portrayal of the protagonist. His portrayal is nuanced and relatable, effectively capturing the struggles and triumphs of a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and societal expectations. The supporting cast also shines, bringing depth and authenticity to their respective roles.

Screengrab from the trailer of "12th Pass".

Visually, "12th Fail" is a treat for the eyes, thanks to its vibrant cinematography and picturesque settings. From bustling city streets to quaint rural landscapes, the film beautifully captures the diverse tapestry of Indian life, adding richness and depth to the storytelling.

Overall, "12th Fail" is a poignant and uplifting film that resonates with audiences of all ages. It reminds us that failure is not the end but rather a stepping stone towards growth and self-improvement. With its compelling narrative, stellar performances, and universal themes, "12th Fail" is a must-watch for anyone in search of inspiration and hope.

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