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Removing the release date https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9520702/

Dear Imdb Team, I have been trying deleting the release date on this page 'Midnight Delhi; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9520702/ the film is not released yet in any corner of the world: and with year 2018 mentioned next to the film, I am finding it difficult to sell the film because of the wrong release date. I request you to please help me find a solution as every time I approaches a buyer they google the title and sees this date and then things doesn't go well then onwards.. please help me find a solution to this problem. 

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Hi Raakeshrawat9 -

Know that we consider festival screenings to be an official release of a film, since the film screened at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival in 2018, we will need to retain this release date information and title year.  If the title is made available via wide release, you are welcome to submit the Release Date information, however, we cannot remove the existing dates.

Let us know if you have any further questions!

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I request you to please consider my situation here; as there were talks which got on hold because of the pandemic and now having this date which is making buyers more conscious. For indie filmmakers who make films from their own money, putting everything they have got on hold for such long with no guarantee of return; its just making things more complex. I request if you could just consider this and help me find a solution because all the developments got on hold for almost two years.  Thanks in advance.

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You say "every time I approaches a buyer they google the title and sees this date"

Removing this date from imdb will not prevent them to see this year and date when "they google the title"

One of the first results I find when I google it is this review for example: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1387111/art-culture

And there are other articles about your wins at festivals etc.. So you can't really prevent them to see the 2018 year when they google it.

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yes this mentioned article does show date but on the bottom corner left; attention hardly goes there. Even to know the date you have to read half of the article.. but with IMDB; the thing is totally different. You type the name and google shows the IMDB page on the top most with year next to it. IMDB is so power that it can impact the buyers mind-set. Not me, not the buyer has any concern about such articles but with IMDB; the reach is huge that is why I am requesting you again to look into the matter as a person/filmmaker who has so much on stake. Please look into the matter as since school days, till today I believe in IMDB; before watching any film I first go to IMDB to do a check about the film. IMDB is too big; it can effect but non of these articles have such reach and trust factor in them. 

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Dear IMDB team any update on the request ??

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Hi @Raakeshrawat9​ -

As mentioned already in the thread above, the 2018 Release Date cannot be removed.   However, you are still welcome to submit additional release dates for any current or future releases.

Cheers!