In the latest wave of celebrity endorsements, Deepika Padukone has declared herself a fan of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s latest venture, ’12th Fail.’ The actress, who previously collaborated with lead actor Vikrant Massey in the 2019 film ‘Chhapaak,’ joined the ranks of celebrities lauding the film.
Deepika Padukone took to her Instagram stories to repost Alia Bhatt’s glowing review of ’12th Fail,’ adding her own enthusiastic endorsement with a “+1. I couldn’t agree more. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew.” The long list of celebrity admirers for the film includes Kamal Haasan, Hrithik Roshan, Vijay Deverakonda, Rishabh Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, among others.
Alia Bhatt, in her extensive praise for the film, expressed, “One of the most beautiful films I have seen in a while! With such fabulous performances… Vikrant Massey, you were so spectacular I am in awe! Medha Shankar, heart and soul of Manoj’s journey… so special and fresh and all things heartwarming! Anantvijay outstanding! And lastly Vidhu Vinod Chopra sir – this film really hits the spot! So moving. So inspiring. So complete! I am full of love after watching this film! To the entire cast and crew! Take a bow.”
Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, ’12th Fail’ delves into the lives of UPSC aspirants, drawing inspiration from real-life experiences. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee, in his review for NDTV, awarded the film a 3.5-star rating, praising Chopra for extracting fine performances from the cast, with Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar shining in their central roles. The supporting actors, according to Chatterjee, also contribute significantly, staying in sync with the film’s impactful narrative.