Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has responded to the change in the IMDb rating system after noticing ‘unusual voting activity’ on the film’s page.
IMDB, a popular film and television viewers’ website, has changed the way it calculates ratings for The Kashmir files released in Hindi. On the rating page of the film, it is mentioned: ‘Our rating mechanism has detected an unusual voting process on this topic. Alternative weight calculation was used to protect the reliability of our rating system. ‘ (Read more: The Kashmir Files Movie Review: The Soul Experience of This Shy and Brutal Squeezing Movie)
The Kashmir files currently have an estimated rating of 8.3 with 135,000 votes. 94% of people gave it a rating of 10, and 4% rated it 1. IMDb Explains Weight Rating: “IMDb Source Data Releases Better Vote Average than Average. The simplest way to explain it is that even if we accept and consider all the votes received by users, not all votes will have the same impact (or ‘weight’) on the final estimate. If abnormal voting activity is detected, an alternative weight calculation may be used to protect the credibility of our system. To ensure that our evaluation method is effective, we have not published the exact method used to generate the evaluation.
A fan of the film brought this to the attention of director Vivek Agnihotri on Twitter. Vivek replied, “This is unusual and unethical.”
Kashmir files are based on the expulsion and killing of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley in the 1990s. It stars Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar and many more.
The film grossed its first weekend ⁇27 crore. Film business analyst Taran Adarsh also shared the figures on Twitter. He tweeted, “#TheKashmir Files is showing tremendous growth. 325.35% growth on the 3rd day [vis-à-vis Day 1]. New records big cities + Mass Belt, multiplexes + single screens, * Opening Weekend Biz * is fantastic everywhere … Friday 3.55 crore, Saturday 8.50 crore, Sunday 15.10 crore. Total: ⁇27.15 crore #IndiaBiz. ”
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