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
$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.


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.




BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - Official Trailer

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - Official Trailer

Official Trailer

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