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Life Lessons I Learned from “12th Fail” Movie

12th Fail Movie - Life Lessons We All Should Incorporate in Life

Dear Diary,

Sometimes, we judge movies solely based on their star cast and posters. I’ll admit, after watching “Mumbaikar,” I had my doubts about Vikrant Massey’s film choices. However, I now find myself feeling utterly guilty for not trusting this incredible actor. In fact, it inspired me to write a thoughtful piece about his outstanding performance in the “12th Fail” movie.

What’s truly remarkable is that “12th Fail” has become one of the highest-rated films on IMDb, even surpassing “Oppenheimer.” Isn’t that incredible? It deepens my guilt even further.

But enough about my guilt. Let’s dive into the heart of the matter – the life lessons I’ve gleaned from the “12th Fail” movie.

12th Fail Movie – Valuable Lessons I’ve Taken to Heart

Before I delve into the lessons learned, let me offer a brief introduction to the film’s team and storyline. ’12th Fail’ is inspired by the real-life journey of IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and his wife, IRS official Shraddha Joshi. The film is penned and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, based on Anurag Pathak’s non-fiction book.

This powerful movie narrates the hardships endured by Manoj, brilliantly portrayed by Vikrant, as he strives to become an IPS officer while living in dire poverty. So, without further ado, let’s embark on this enlightening journey.

Success isn’t served on a platter

When you encounter a successful individual, don’t assume they had an easy ride. While it’s true that some have things handed to them, not all people are lucky.

Many, like Manoj, endure significant struggles on their path to success. What sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to hard work. Manoj’s story underscores the importance of not taking shortcuts but instead putting in consistent, dedicated effort.

The unwavering ‘never give up’ spirit

In the face of repeated failures, many of us contemplate throwing in the towel. I’ve experienced it myself; after a few attempts, I’ve thought, “I don’t want to do this anymore.”

However, for Manoj, there was no room for anything but hard work. What kept him going? His unwavering focus on becoming an IPS Officer, a dream he clung to without wavering, not even once.

Embrace the lessons in failure

Throughout his educational journey, Manoj encountered numerous setbacks, with failures seemingly greeting him at every turn. But he didn’t surrender. Instead, he chose to learn from his mistakes. He used each setback as an opportunity to evolve and improve.

How many of us can claim the same? Often, we dwell on our mistakes, allowing them to consume us with sorrow and despair instead of using them as stepping stones for growth.  

The power of patience

Manoj’s journey plunged him into extreme poverty. He took on jobs like cleaning toilets and working in a library, all while residing in a cramped room with a dim light and the constant noise of an “atta-chakka” (flour mill). Through it all, he held onto his patience.

Despite facing criticism and relentless attempts to hold him back, Manoj confronted every obstacle with remarkable patience and unwavering determination. The movie serves as a reminder that patience can pave the way for your dreams to come true.

Gratitude knows no bounds

Shraddha played a crucial role in Manoj’s life, but it wasn’t just her—his friends Gauri Bhaiya (played by Anshumaan Pushkar) also provided essential support, offering him the space and comfort needed to pursue his dream.

However, one person stood out as a pivotal influence in his journey—DSP Dushyant Singh, portrayed by Priyanshu Chatterjee.

Remarkably, when Manoj achieved his dream of becoming an IPS officer, he sought out and expressed gratitude to all these individuals, including a friend who had once harbored ill intentions and attempted to derail his path. This highlights Manoj’s unwavering appreciation for those who aided him along the way.

Holding firm to ethics

It’s not always easy to stand by our ethics, but Manoj did so unwaveringly. He inherited his strong sense of ethics from his father, who had tirelessly fought for his rights.

Despite facing challenges and individuals attempting to undermine him, Manoj never compromised his ethical principles. He never resorted to unethical means to chase his dreams. His portrayal in the “12th Fail” movie imparts a crucial life lesson: always prioritize ethics.

The power of “RESTART”

I won’t give away the details, but “RESTART” is a mantra you’ll have to discover by watching the film. My words won’t do justice to the significance of this term.

Over to you…

After watching the film, I came to realize what a true gem it is. This is my perspective on the “12th Fail” movie, and I’m aware that others may hold different opinions.

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. While I may not be able to practice every life lesson, I’ve made a promise to myself to give my best effort.

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