2019 ( UK | USA France ) ( Comedy, Drama, Music )
Starring: Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Javed is a Pakistani teenager who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987. He writes poetry as a way to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteeen, Javed sees parallels between the singer’s powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen’s melodies soon inspire Javed to find his own voice and follow his dreams.
With an immensely charismatic, potentially star-making turn by Viveik Kalra, a symphony of Springsteen tunes, and an audience friendly while surprisingly deep story, Blinded by the Light is an absolute bit of magic. It’s a rare film whose joy is infectious and storyline inspiring, an instant classic that will leave audiences dancing in the dark.