Based on Anurag Pathak's best-selling novel of real-life stories of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi.
Vikrant Massey as Manoj Kumar Sharma, alongside Medha Shankar as Shraddha Joshi, Anant V Joshi, Anshumaan Pushkar, and Priyanshu Chatterjee.
More than 35+ actors were tested for every one of the chief characters - Shraddha Joshi, Pritam Pandey, Gauri Bhaiya, Ranveer, Pushpa, Dadi.
The only character for the movie 12th Fail, which only one actor was tested was Vikrant Massey for Manoj Kumar Sharma role.
He did not apply make up to achieve his village look - he actually spent weeks in the village and sunbathed in a vest everyday to tan his skin.
This film was initially supposed to be directed by Rajkumar Hirani, but later Vidhu Vinod Chopra decided to direct the 12th Fail himself.
The bus stand and bhojanalay location in Gwalior was actually an abandoned railway station in Agra.
The crew looked for at least 150+ atta chakkis in Agra, Gwalior, Delhi and Mumbai.
Pandey's father voice is actually the director Vidhu Vinod Chopra's voice.
Filmmakers were not given permission to shoot inside the UPSC building so they decided to recreate it from reference images.
Movie '12th Fail' releases on 29th December 2023, is now streaming on Disney + Hotstar.
As per Internet Movie Database (IMDB) its 9.2/10 and it becomes top rated Indian movie on IMDB.