Blinded by the Light (2019)

Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll, 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 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.

Genres: Comedy | Drama | Music

Country: UK

Language: English

Release Date: 14 August 2019 (USA)

Filming Locations:  United Kingdom

Last score update: 8/12/19

Review Scores

  • imdb - 6
  • metacritics - 7
  • rotten tomatoes - 9
  • want to see - 9