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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” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film 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.

Speaker Sarfraz Manzoor
Speaker Viveik Kalra

Director(s): Gurinder Chadha

Writer(s): Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges

Producer(s): Gurinder Chadha, Jane Barclay, Jamal Daniel

Viveik Kalra (Javed), Kulvinder Ghir (Malik), Meera Ganatra (Noor), Nell Williams (Eliza), Aaron Phagura (Roops), Hayley Atwell (Ms Clay) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Matt)