‘Blinded by the Light’ - From Gurinder Chadha (‘Bend It Like Beckham’) comes this inspirational drama set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.
Fri 16 Aug 2019|
|Running time:||115 (1h55’)|
|Age restriction:||13 L P V
For anyone who’s ever wanted to dream: You’re not alone.
Javed is 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.
Based on / Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion, and Rock ’n Roll (words and music / the book) by Bruce Springsteen / Sarfraz Manzoor.
||Biopic, Comedy, Drama, Musical
||Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman
||Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
||A.R. Rahman |
||Jane Barclay, Jamal Daniel, Gurinder Chadha|
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Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, ’Blinded by the Light’ is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family, and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.
Gurinder Chadha directed and produced the film, which was written by Sarfaz Manzoor, Chadha, and Paul Mayeda Berges. The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Bruce Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing at the film’s inception.