After 'strange activity,' The Kashmir Files' IMDb rating dropped from 9.9 to 8.3; Vivek Agnihotri labels it unethical.

  • March 15, 2022, 12:43 p.m.

Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files is doing great business at the box office. The film was released in theatres on March 11 and has received raving reviews from fans and critics alike.

The film had been rated 9.9/10 on IMDb, a popular website hosting film and television audience reviews. However, the rating system for The Kashmir Files has been changed and the film now stands at a rating of 8.3/10.


A message on the IMDb page of The Kashmir Files reads, "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."

The rating stands at 8.3 with over 2 lakh votes. While 94% of people gave it a 10 rating, 4% of people rated it 1. A further note on the website read, "IMDb publishes weighted vote averages rather than raw data averages. The simplest way to explain it is that although we accept and consider all votes received by users, not all votes have the same impact (or ‘weight’) on the final rating. When unusual voting activity is detected, an alternate weighting calculation may be applied in order to preserve the reliability of our system. To ensure that our rating mechanism remains effective, we do not disclose the exact method used to generate the rating."

Director Vivek Agnihotri soon reacted to the rating change and called it unethical.


The film tells the true story of brutal sufferings endured by Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, during the Kashmir insurgency. The Kashmir Files' cast features Anupam Kher as Pushkarnath, Mithun Chakraborty as Brahma Dutt, Darshan Kumar as Krishna Pandit, Pallavi Joshi as Radhika Menon, Bhasha Sumbali as Shraddha Pandit and Chinmay Mandlekar as Farooq Malik aka Bitta, among others. The film is bankrolled by Tej Narayan Agarwal, Abhishek Agarwal, Pallavi Joshi and Vivek Agnihotri under the Zee Studios, IAmBuddha and Abhishek Agarwal Arts banners.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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