Title: Blinded by the Light
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, and Sarfraz Manzoor
Starring: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Hayley Atwell, and Dean-Charles Chapman
Release Date: 8/16/2019
Running Time: 117 minutes
What did you think of this film?
A joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No
Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No
Special thanks to Ray for this submission
Dedication: “For our mothers and fathers.”