12B is a 2001 Tamil romance film directed and co-written by Jeeva. The film featured Shaam in his debut along with Jyothika and Simran in the leading roles. Vivek, Moon Moon Sen and Sunil Shetty play other pivotal role in the film which had music composed by Harris Jayaraj. The film released in September 2001 to positive reviews and performed well at the box office.
The film released in September 2001 to positive reviews and performed well at the box office. The plot of the movie is based on the British-American romantic drama film Sliding Doors.
One morning, Shakti leaves his house for a job interview when he sees a woman, Jho, walking down the street. Shakti is distracted by Jho and begins to follow her. He misses his bus and gets mugged. The film then pauses as a voice-over tells the audience they are about to examine the impact of missing the bus on Shakti's life.
Shakti who catches the bus arrives on time for the job interview and is offered the job of a bank manager, and a beautiful young colleague Priya falls in love with him. Shakti, however, is still in love with Jho but something repeatedly prevents him from meeting her. The obstacle turns out to be his alternate self (the mechanic). Shakti the bank manager is well-off in life but is miserable because he cannot win the affections of Jo.
The Shakti who missed the bus arrives late at the interview and is thrown out. On his way home, he passes by a junkyard, where he meets his friend Madhan, who gives him a job as a mechanic. The next day, while crossing the street, he sees Jho and again follows her. He gains her attention and they begin a relationship. One day, Jo's uncle Rao Arvind visits, and it is revealed he too is in love with Jho and wants to marry her, much to Jo's dismay.
Due to a misunderstanding, Jho and Shakti the mechanic separate. Priya expresses her love for the Shakti the bank manager who, while reciprocating his love for Priya, has an accident. At the same moment, Shakti the mechanic is also seriously hurt in the same accident while he tries to repair his relationship with Jo. Both Shaktis are admitted to the hospital. While Priya is crying over the death of Shakti the bank manager, she glimpses Shakti the mechanic making up with Jo. The film ends with a voice-over concluding the film.
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