BLINDED BY THE LIGHT – Official Trailer – Now Playing In Theaters

Blinded By The Light – Official Trailer – Now Playing In Theaters

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.
“Blinded by the Light” 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 “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 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.
Chadha directed and produced the film, which was written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing from the film’s inception.

“Blinded by the Light” stars Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Aaron Phagura. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha from a screenplay by Sarfraz Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. Jane Barclay, Chadha, and Jamal Daniel produced the film. Paul Mayeda Berges, Hannah Leader, Tory Metzger, Tracy Nurse, Stephen Spence, Peter Touche, and Renee Witt served as executive producers.
Chadha’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Smithard, production designer Nick Ellis, editor Justin Krish, and costume designer Annie Hardinge. The original score music is by A.R. Rahman.

A presentation of New Line Cinema, “Blinded by the Light” is slated for release on August 16, 2019 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

28 replies
  1. Damion Taylor
    Damion Taylor says:

    I feel like there is thousands upon thousands of ppl out there that get them goosebumps you get when a great song comes on and YOU FEEL it. But stay in the closet about it for fear of ridicule for liking it. Smh hell of a way to live. Gd music's gd music. Listening to Manfed Manns song blinded by the light .my god just hits me.

  2. jay john
    jay john says:

    The dude is telling English folks that springstein is his favorate music star… but kind of forgot not everyone cares but thinks hes special because he likes Springstein.
    I summed up 90% of the movie.

  3. mark price
    mark price says:

    First saw Bruce in 1978 . Love his music. It's sad seeing him over the years fall in with those wanting socialism instead of our republic. He once wrote and sang about truth, but became your typical liberal divider where you hate everything= all business is evil ( rich vs poor narrative). I think Bruce just lost touch with the real world

  4. Dragon Soul
    Dragon Soul says:

    After falling in love with In The Heights this year, I'm thinking about giving this movie a chance. I saw this preview in theaters, and I didn't show much interest in it, until now

  5. 56Electro
    56Electro says:

    This movie made me cry on a flight to visit my mom and siblings like, the fact that I got reminded so much of my own struggle in the past with racism in school and putting up with my abusive father really got to me.. Seeing the ending of this movie pan out really gave me hope for the future and wherever I intend to take my passion moving forward.

  6. Toni Capone
    Toni Capone says:

    I liked this movie but I can’t get behind the sometimes cringey sing out loud moments where they’re just running through the streets singing. It doesn’t piece well together for me. I like the main character but sometimes I don’t like him cause he just seems kinda immature and bails on his family when they need him. But I think the dad I think can also be overbearing.


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