Blinded By The Light

22nd August, 2019 (CTC)
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  • Director Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast Rob Brydon, Hayley Atwell, Viveik Kalra
  • Duration 60 min
  • Rating CTC
  • Genre Musical

Synopsis

Blinded by the Light tells the story of Javed, 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.

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