Blinded by the Light (2019)
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Blinded by the Light (2019)

Genre
Drama, Comedy, Musical
Release Date
August 16, 2019
Studio
Warner Bros.
Official Site
http://www.warnerbros.com/movies/blinded-light
Genre
Drama, Comedy, Musical
Release Date
August 16, 2019
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
114 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Warner Bros.
Official Site
http://www.warnerbros.com/movies/blinded-light
Director
Gurinder Chadha
Producer
Jane Barclay, Gurinder Chadha, Jamal Daniel
Screenwriter
Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor
Starring
  • Viveik Kalra
  • Nell Williams
  • Aaron Phagura
  • Kulvinder Ghir
  • Meera Ganatra
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Hayley Atwell as Sabrina Guinness
  • Sally Phillips

Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir, "Blinded by the Light" is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film 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 the 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.