Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
  • UK release: 9 August 2019

In 1982 Luton, Javed (Kalra) is a misfit who struggles to relate to family, neighbours and girls until he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen. A joyful musical comedy about how music connects people; if it sometimes feels forced, and isn’t going to win prizes for subtlety, it’s still uplifting fun.

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In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Blinded by the Light

5 Aug 20194 stars

Bruce Springsteen provides the soundtrack for a joyful musical comedy focusing on a misfit teen

A British Pakistani teen discovers a love for the songs of Bruce Springsteen in this joyful musical comedy from director Gurinder Chadha. Set in 1987, it's based on the memoir by Springsteen fanatic Sarfraz Manzoor and stars the amiable Viveik Kalra as…

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