Recently, news has been making rounds about IMDb Rating System, after noticing unusual activity on the film’s page. And here’s what the director said about the film.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s recent release, “The Kashmir Files”, which features Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar in pivotal roles, has become a topic of discussion right after its release. The film is based on the life of Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s. The killing of the Pandits shown in the film has been gaining lots of accolades from the audience and also from the film critics.
Recently it grabbed attention after the famous comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show makers refused to call the cast of the film for the promotion. Thereafter Kangana also made headlines after she bashed Bollywood for not speaking much about the film.
Now above all this, another thing that emerged is the changes in the rating of the film’s page. And therefore IMDB, which is a popular website that hosts film and television audience reviews, has changed its rating system. On the film’s rating page, it is clearly mentioned: ‘Our rating mechanism has detected unusual voting activity on this title. To preserve the reliability of our rating system, an alternate weighting calculation has been applied.’
This was actually brought to the director Vivek Agnihotri’s notice by one of the fans of the film. After which he replied saying “This is unusual and unethical.”
The Kashmir Files rating presently stands at 8.3 with 135,000 votes recorded. According to this 94% of people gave it a 10 rating, while only 4% of people rated it 1. As per IMDb, it publishes weighted vote averages rather than raw data averages. It means that although it accepts all votes received by users, not all the votes have the same impact on the final rating.