Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

Can't start a fire without a spark, and you can’t become a world-famous writer when you're from Luton. Or so Javed (Viviek Kalra) thinks.

It's 1987, and it's not easy being British Pakistani in a commuter town living through the tatters of Thatcher's Britain. But salvation arrives in the unlikely shape of Bruce Springsteen, whose tales of ragged working class glory ignite a new confidence in Javed.

Taking Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir and digging deep into the cross-cultural connections between Bury Park, Luton and Asbury Park, New Jersey, this is a feel good British story powered by the bulletproof music of The Boss.

Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Viceroy's House) once again works complex British history into a winning, well-observed and frequently hilarious take on growing up.

With great performences from the young cast, as well as Kulvinder Ghir, Rob Brydon and Sally Phillips, this one's born to run.


Gurinder Chadha


Aaron Phagura, Nell Williams, Viveik Kalra

Running Time:

114 minutes


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