Anubhav Sinha has written a scathing letter castigating everybody who has downgraded his film Mulk on social media. The director's ire seems to have originated from the poor rating the film has received. Anubhav's new courtroom drama about a Muslim family being branded as traitors, has had its fair share of controversy ahead of the film's release though it received unanimous praise after it hit the theatres from critics as well as the audience.
Days after Mulk's release, Anubhav Sinha has reacted again but this time addressing the poor rating Mulk currently records on IMDB - it's 3.5 out of 10. "The IMDB rating of Mulk is being attacked," tweeted Mr Sinha, adding: "Mulk has received too much love to worry about that. There are more people who love the film. They will respond to you."
While he's not exactly mentioned who his allegation is addressed to, it appears he may be suggesting a case of paid trolls for the disparity in the ratings. IMDB shows Mulk has been rated 10/10 by 16.3% of the voters while 71.6% have rated the movie 1. Meanwhile, Anubhav Sinha's tweet has started a debate of sorts in the comments thread. While some continue to hail the director for a making a bold movie, others accused him of running a propaganda against a particular religion. "When a filmmaker has a trite script, poor direction, propaganda and lack confidence, all he thrives on his controversies, paid critic writers, LW ecosystem to make money," wrote a user while another added: "Ratings don't matter when you have touched the hearts of citizens."
Here's the letter of Anubhav Sinha that he posted on Twitter addressed towards Twitter trolls.