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Wed, Dec 14, 2016 8:05 AM

IMDb India

We are excited to bring to you an IMDb experience catered to the interests of the millions of movie & TV fans in India. Today we launched www.imdb.com/india. Now, in addition to using IMDb as the authoritative destination for international films and TV shows, you can rely on us as an entertainment destination that will keep you up to date on the latest and greatest Indian movies.

Bookmark www.imdb.com/india/trending to stay current with “What’s Trending in India” across upcoming movies and celebrities,updated daily.

You can now plan your movie nights based on the “IMDb TopRated Indian Movies” list that includes movies in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam,Telugu, and Bengali. The list is ranked by a rigorous formula which includes the number of ratings each movie received among other criteria. To complement the movie recommendations based on inputs from IMDb users, you will also discover recommendations based on our editors picks. Our editors put me through an Amitabh Bachchan quiz today. I scored a measly 5/10 – clearly I have more BigB movie watching to do.

I am proud and humbled to see millions of people across the world using IMDb every day. IMDb was born out of my personal film diary and lifelong obsession with cinema. IMDb’s first version was the simple database I created on my computer of every film I saw since the age of 13. I encourage you to visit IMDb and join the community of passionate movie fans across the world.I have 234 Indian movies on my watchlist currently, and my most memorable Indian film is 3 Idiots (2009). What is yours? Tell us using the hashtag #IMDbIndia

Col Needham,


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72 Messages

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7.8K Points

5 y ago

Hi All,

Thank you for voicing your concerns and continual feedback regarding the www.imdb.com/india launch. I’m making this post to assure you all that we are still keeping track of all feedback posted in this thread, both past and present. In addition, we will be taking note of this feedback with any continued site updates that are made.

Thanks Again,

Kurt / IMDb

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540 Points

5 y ago

Dear Sir,
I am from India, but I have been following IMDB for years but only for Hollywood. Kindly tell me how do I view the normal version, like USA, and not the Indian version. Otherwise I will have to look for else where!

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456 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to change country preference?.

I have been following IMDb for the past 8 years because i want to know more about Hollywood cinemas but recently IMDb main page is focusing on Indian movies . i can find information about Indian movies from lot of Indian sites . please guide me to change country preference.

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334 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Local content/localization.

I'm accessing IMDB from India but am not interested in Indian movies (whether upcoming or trailers or whatever) but I find no way to disable this feature. This is killing my experience and extremely irritating.

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7.8K Points

5 y ago

Hi Hersh, Raj, and Dhvl,

Thanks for raising your concerns. Currently, there is no way of filtering out Indian moviecontent from the IMDb India Homepage. The Indian movie and celebrity content iscomplementary to the comprehensive Hollywood content coverage that we've beenproviding for years. We are continuing to showcase relevant US movie contentand news on IMDb. To see Hollywood news only, you may click on the 'Hollywood'tab within the Latest News section on the homepage. We are always updatingcontent and features based on what resonates most with customers. We'llcontinue to keep an eye on the content that gets most engagement, and willaccordingly update the IMDb homepage.

Best,
Kurt

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122 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Do not want local language movies / actors information on my IMDB front page. Ho....

Recently, I am seeing multiple local language movies / actors (Hindi / Tamil) information being displayed on my IMDB front page. I would like to view only English movie listings as I do not follow any regional movies from my country. Can you please help me out

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132 Points

5 y ago

The trending indian movies/celebrities on every title/person page is really annoying. If it has to be there, restrict it to Indian movies and persons. I would really prefer if that bar was gone altogether. It's really annoying. It breaks the flow of the page and is a distraction.

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100 Points

5 y ago

Anyone who is interested in removing "Trending Movies" Widget, you can follow simple tweak.
I have made a blog post here with step by step guide.
https://trekwho.quora.com/How-to-Block-Disable-Trending-Indian-Movies-on-IMDb


I agree with everyone here, that IMDb is not the best choice/option for Indian Movies/Content.
There are plenty of website doing these already. And, Frankly, Hardly any movies are good to be showcased as you do. If its for advertising then its a discussion. 

Even on the homepage, I feel the balance is not right. Too much focus is placed on Local content.

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502 Points

5 y ago

What a nightmare it is to now to navigate IMDB without being bombarded with this nonsense. Please give the option of disabling for the users and not go the route of Facebook in putting people in bubbles of what the algorithm think they like to see. The outliers that make IMDB an interesting place will be put off and will end up another cesspool of "trending" shit website. Been using IMDB for 10+ years, and that's because there's nothing "Indian" about it. It was neutral in its character. 

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248 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please stop flooding my homepage with Bollywood hype.

Although I'm Indian and live in India, I have zero interest in Hindi/Tamil/Telugu/Kannada/Malayalam movies. Is there any way to turn these promos off, please?

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162 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why don't I have a choice to opt out of 'Trending India' hoopla?.

Since last three days my IMDb page has been surrounded by topics like 'Trending Indian movies', 'Top 10 Indian movies', 'Amitabh Bachchan quiz' etc. If I wanted to get connected with Bollywood and get these topics I would've searched for them or better yet have had the option to choose for my customized country-based experience. But instead I get this slapped on "desi effect" which is annoying at the very least and off-putting the whole site experience otherwise. If IMDb doesn't change or modify this feature then my fav. site for anything and everything entertainment-related will get ruined for me and others like me who come to this site to get away from the annoying and nauseating Bollywood movies.

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334 Points

5 y ago

As an addendum/clarification to my earlier post, I want to add that while I'd definitely quit using IMDb as my movie db if local content isn't disabled soon, I'd like to continue receiving movie suggestions for other non-english but non-indian movies.

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104 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled hide india spotlight.

How do I hide the new "India spotlight" sections of the IMDB website? I don't like Indian movies/TV at all and they're now in my face and impossible to ignore every time I visit the site. I tried changing my country in the account settings, but  that didn't work.

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140 Points

5 y ago

Hi