Inspired by the words and music of Bruce Springsteen, comes the joyous coming-of-age story, Blinded by the Light, available to download on Digital 2nd December 2019 and on DVD & *Blu-ray™ 9th December 2019 (*HMV Exclusive) from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This joyful story of courage, love and the unique ability to lift the human spirit through music comes from writer, director, and producer Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham).
Based on Manzoor’s memoir ‘Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll,’ Blinded by the Light follows the inspirational story of 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, Javed (Viveik Kalra) growing up in the boring, industrial city of Luton in 1987. Javed wants what all teenagers want: a girlfriend, the freedom to go to parties, but most of all, he wants to be a writer. Unfortunately, his family has other ideas of how Pakistani boys should behave. A chance run-in with a boy at his new school leaves Javed with a Bruce Springsteen cassette tape. When he first hears Springsteen’s music, everything in his life changes. The lyrics encourage him to find his own writing voice, talk to the girl he’s always fancied and challenge his Dad’s strict rule over the house. He’s soon forced to discover for himself how to balance all the things that are most important in his life: his writing, his family, his friends and his dreams.
The film stars the fresh faces of Viveik Kalra (Beecham House) as Javed and Nell Williams (“Game of Thrones”) as his love interest Eliza, as well as Kulvinder Ghir (Bend It Like Beckham) as Javed’s father Malik, Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”), Meera Ganatra (PREMature), Aaron Phagura (Informer) and award-winning British comedic actor Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacy).
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL, 2ND DECEMBER 2019
DVD & *BLU-RAY™ 9TH DECEMBER 2019 (*HMV EXCLUSIVE)
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT