Renowned filmmaker Rohit Shetty recently paid homage to IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, hailing him as the genuine hero behind the narrative of the film ’12th Fail’. In an Instagram post, Shetty shared a throwback photo alongside Sharma, expressing admiration for the film’s inspirational storyline.
The photograph, capturing the director with Manoj Kumar Sharma during his tenure serving in the Mumbai Police, drew attention to Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s movie ’12th Fail,’ which mirrors the life journey of the IPS officer, portrayed by Vikrant Massey.
Vikrant Massey, who essays the role of Manoj Kumar Sharma in the film, responded to Rohit Shetty’s post with enthusiasm, adding fire and heart emojis to convey his appreciation. Shetty, in his caption, encouraged audiences to witness ’12th Fail,’ describing it as a motivating narrative, particularly geared toward students and young individuals.
The caption read, “Meet the real hero of 12th Fail, Manoj Kumar Sharma. Had the honor of working with him during Covid-19 (pandemic), at that time he was serving for Mumbai police… if you have not seen 12th Fail please do watch… it’s an inspiring story especially for students and youngsters.”
Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ’12th Fail,’ starring Vikrant Massey, is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and has earned an independent nomination for the Oscars 2024. The film resonates with critical acclaim, particularly applauding Massey’s portrayal of Manoj Kumar Sharma, depicting his journey from poverty to achieving the rank of an IPS officer.
Noteworthy personalities like Kamal Haasan, Rishabh Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Farhan Akhtar, and Anil Kapoor have commended the film for its poignant narrative. The story, inspired by real-life incidents, revolves around UPSC aspirants, shedding light on the relentless struggles faced by millions of students attempting the challenging entrance exam. ’12th Fail’ captures the resolute journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma, originating from Chambal, aspiring to join the police force despite adversities.
Adapted from Anurag Pathak’s novel, the movie resonates with the aspirations and struggles of aspirants, captivating audiences with its compelling portrayal of resilience and determination amidst daunting odds.
Sources By Agencies