Anurag Kashyap calls Vikrant Massey's 12th Fail a masterpiece, showers love on Vidhu Vinod Chopra for 'inspiring' him

Vikrant Massey starrer 12th Fail released in October 2023 and continues to win praise from the audience. Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, it is inspired by IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and his wife, IRS Shraddha Joshi. After a successful theatrical run, the biopic released on Disney+ Hotstar and garnered immense response from the audience. Anurag Kashyap, who couldn't watch the film in theatres, lauded it in an Instagram post.

Anurag watched 12th Fail on OTT and called it a 'masterpiece'.  His note for the film read, "Probably the best mainstream film I’ve seen in 2023 @vidhuvinodchoprafilms at the age of 71 has crafted a masterpiece out of a simple story of an adamant man wanting to be more than what life gives him. He goes and takes what he wants and how. What amazed me about the film is how he breaks all conventions of mainstream and has scenes done in simple long shots.. the crowd scenes of Mukherji Nagar which feels like the camera just happened to watch the story unfold without disturbing the atmosphere. It just felt like we were fly on the wall witnessing the film unfold. The sparse background score, something that mainstream cinema always shies from. The faith the filmmaker has in himself and his actors and his storytelling that he doesn’t use the BGM to manipulate the audience or the emotions."

He added, "A filmmaker at the peak of his storytelling and at this age. Means I have hope too. A new benchmark has been set by VVC for filmmakers like me who have been feeling a bit lost. Kudos to the whole team who I don’t know and all the actors. Especially @vikrantmassey @medhashankr @anshumaan_pushkar @anantvjoshi and the cinematographer Ranga, the production designer and the music directors and writers. I have met Manoj and I’ve read the book but I never could have seen it how VVC saw it. It’s on HotStar and a must watch. I was unlucky to find time to see it in cinemas but saw it on my personal screen but do give this film a shot. Love you VVc for inspiring me. May you never really grow up and always be the troublesome brat that you are even at 71. Just big big hug and love to you. And I am ready to #restart"

Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film released on October 27, 2023. It is the story of millions of aspirants who wish to clear the UPSC exam and also sheds light on accepting the failures during the process and the need to 'Restart'.

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