Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

A FILM BY: Gurinder Chadha
WRITTEN BY: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha
STARRING: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

***Director Gurinder Chadha and Star Viveik Kalra in attendance for a post-film Q&A***

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 Bruce Springsteen 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.

"Practically bursting with its love for Springsteen, the movie builds past its formulaic story when it captures the euphoria of singing a song you love." - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

"I guarantee it will make you feel better than any other film that comes out this year." - Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 114 mins
Format: DCP