For everyone who has ever wanted to dream, you're not alone.
Directed By
Produced By
Jane Barclay
Gurinder Chadha
Jamal Daniel
Written By
Based on
Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll
by Sarfraz Manzoor
Edited By
Music By
Release Date
January 27, 2019 (Sundance Film Festival)
August 16, 2019 (United Kingdom)
114 minutes
Rating PG-13.gif
$15 million

Blinded by the Light is a 2019 British musical comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The cast of the film consists of Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Aaron Phagura.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2019. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019.

Premise[edit | edit source]

Blinded by the Light 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 "The Boss", Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s 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.

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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - Official Trailer

Official Trailer

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