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Boman Irani Commends Vikrant Massey’s Performance in “12th Fail”: “You Nailed It”

Boman Irani’s post humorously stated, “You’ve heard it before, Vikrant Massey, I know. One more time won’t hurt.”

In a recent show of admiration, actor Boman Irani joined the chorus of praise for Vikrant Massey and director Vidhu Vinod Chopra following their work on the film “12th Fail.” On Thursday, Boman, known for his role in “3 Idiots,” penned a heartfelt and candid note applauding the young actor’s outstanding performance, which had also clinched him a coveted Filmfare award.

In his note, Boman delved into Vikrant’s portrayal with depth, acknowledging the profound inner journey undertaken by the character. He emphasized that genuine preparation transcends mere external rehearsals, tapping into the very essence of the character’s soul. Boman’s words conveyed sincerity as he lauded Vikrant’s ability to embody the role with authenticity and conviction.

Accompanying his post was a caption imbued with humor, recognizing that praising Vikrant Massey might not be a novel act, but it’s worth reiterating nonetheless. It read, “You heard it before Vikrant Massey I know. Once more won’t hurt.”

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Witness the touching tribute from Boman Irani to Vikrant Massey’s exceptional talent below:


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The latest praise for the film “12th Fail” comes from director Vishal Bhardwaj, who described it as a silver lining amidst other releases. He commended the film’s simplicity, lack of stardom, and beautiful background score, attributing its success to Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s pure filmmaking prowess, hailing it as his best work.

“12th Fail” has been garnering widespread acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. Renowned personalities such as superstar Kamal Haasan and actor Hrithik Roshan have showered praise on Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his team for their efforts. The film received further recognition at the 69th Filmfare Awards, where Vikrant Massey secured the Best Actor Award in the Critics Category for his outstanding performance.

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In a gracious gesture, Vikrant dedicated his award to IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma, expressing his admiration for the real-life hero. Sharing a picture with Manoj Sharma on Instagram Stories, Vikrant simply captioned it, “Asli Hero” (Real hero).

IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma reciprocated the sentiment by sharing the same image on his Instagram, expressing gratitude for Vikrant’s gesture. He remarked, “When one Manoj brings his Filmfare trophy to another Manoj, it is all the more lovable.”

The recognition and appreciation for “12th Fail” and its cast and crew continue to soar, marking it as a standout achievement in the realm of Indian cinema.

Film critic Saibal Chatterjee rated “12th Fail” 3.5 stars out of 5, describing it as a realistic and restrained adaptation of its namesake book. The film centers around a young man, initially a struggling Hindi medium student, who embarks on a journey from a lawless Chambal village to the prestigious ranks of the police force, encountering numerous formidable obstacles along the way. Chatterjee praises the film as an engaging and thought-provoking portrayal of the true story of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

According to Chatterjee, the screenplay constructs a highly relatable narrative that skillfully extracts drama from the protagonist’s tumultuous journey without relying on unnecessary exaggerations. Overall, “12th Fail” is commended for its ability to captivate audiences with its compelling storytelling and adept handling of the protagonist’s challenges and triumphs.