12th Fail steadily approaching the Rs 40 crore mark | Hindi Movie News – Times of India

Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Vikrant Massey‘s film, ‘12th Fail,’ adapted from Anurag Pathak’s novel of the same name, has captivated audiences. With consistent box office performance, it is expected to surpass the Rs 40 crore milestone soon.
’12th Fail’ had a slow start at the box office when it opened to just Rs 1.11 crore on the first day of its release but it ended up collecting Rs 13.04 crore in its first week, while it added Rs 14.21 crore in its second week and another Rs 8.65 crore in its third week.Taking its three week total to Rs 35.9 crore.
It is rare in today’s times a film reaches its fourth week, but 12th Fail has not only reached there, even now the film has been able to pull in good number of crowd where on Friday it minted Rs 95 lakhs and on Saturday it added Rs 1.55 crore as per early estimates, recorded by industry tracker Sacnilk. The film’s current total stands at Rs 38.4 crore.
Speaking about his ambitious project, director Vidhu Vinod Chopra told ETimes, “I started this film when I was 66 years old. I am 71 now. Just imagine. Which producer or filmmaker in his right mind would say, I want to spend 4.5 years of my life making 12th Fail with Vikrant Massey? Who would not want to make a Munnabhai 3 or a 3 Idiots sequel? This is a very important film in today’s times. Never in my life have I told people to go watch my film. It’s not because of money. I have not sold it to any OTT platform yet. It’s just me and my film. It’s my money so I am not answerable to anyone. I am telling you that I am living my life in the cinema. Cinema and my life are the same, there’s no contradiction.”
For the unversed, the story revolves around the resilient protagonist, Manoj (played by Massey), who encounters failure in his 12th-grade board exams but refuses to succumb to despair. Instead, he embarks on a fresh academic journey, setting his sights on the formidable UPSC examination.

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