Updated January 8th, 2024 at 21:16 IST

12th Fail: Vikrant Massey's film beats Oppenheimer, Barbie in global ratings

Vikrant Massey's 12th Fail tops the IMDb's chart as the highest-rated Indian movie and has also crossed the global rating of Oppenheimer and Barbie.

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12th fail | Image:IMDB

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's recently released movie 12th Fail has achieved remarkable success at the box office and secured the top spot as the highest-rated Indian film on IMDb. The biographical drama starring Vikrant Massey is currently enjoying a rating of 9.2 out of 10 on the IMDb list of the top 250 Indian films.

How 12th Fail performed at the box office?

Surpassing renowned classics like the 1993 animated film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama, Mani Ratnam's Nayakan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Gol Maal, and R Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, 12th Fail has earned its place at the top of Indian cinema.

12th Fail | Image: IMDb

Standing with a rating of 9.2, 12th Fail outshines some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of 2023. Notable films like Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 stand parallel in comparison with ratings of 8.6, 8.4, and 7.9, respectively.


What more do we know about 12th Fail?

Adapted from Anurag Pathak's book, 12th Fail stars Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar displaying the inspiring journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma. Overcoming extreme poverty, Sharma went on to become an Indian Police Service officer with his dedication and the role his wife IRS officer Shraddha Joshi played.


12th Fail has not only captured the hearts of audiences but also achieved financial success, grossing ₹67 crore worldwide. The movie is now available to stream digitally on Disney+ Hotstar.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra talks about 12th Fail

In a recent interview with Scroll, Vidhu shared, “This film isn’t just about education or small towns – it’s about never giving up. It’s also about relationships. While the idea is based on a real story, it is also based on many other real-life stories. There is a lot of me in it too. The film is about my journey from Kashmir to here. I have achieved all of this without selling my soul. That is what the film is saying.”


Published January 8th, 2024 at 16:50 IST

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