Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 12th Fail becomes highest rated Indian film on IMDb

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 12th Fail has passed with meritorious results. The Vikrant Massey-led biographical drama continues to win hearts as it has now become the highest-rated Indian film of all time on IMDb. 

On the list of top 250 Indian films on IMDb, 12th Fail has secured the number one spot with a rating of 9.2 out of 10. The other four films in the top five Indian movies of all time include the 1993 animated film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama, Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal and actor R Madhavan’s directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.

With its rating of 9.2, 12th Fail is ahead of some of the biggest, most acclaimed Hollywood blockbusters of 2023, including Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (rated 8.6), Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer (8.4), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (7.9), Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (7.8), John Wick: Chapter 4 (7.7) and Gret Gerwig’s Barbie (6.9) headlined by Margot Robbie. 

Based on a book by Anurag Pathak and starring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar, 12th Fail chronicled the life of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who overcame extreme poverty to become an Indian Police Service officer. The film put a spotlight on his journey and how his wife, IRS officer Shraddha Joshi, was instrumental in his rise. 

12th Fail clocked Rs 67 cr worldwide, emerging as a surprise hit of the year. 

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