Blinded by the Light (2019) Cert: 12A, 114 mins. Director: Gurinder ChadhaFor Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Dream. You're Not
Blinded by the Light (2019)
Cert: 12A, 114 mins.
Director: Gurinder Chadha
For Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Dream. You’re Not Alone.
(Based on the real life story of its screenwriter, and the music of Bruce Springsteen.)
Watch the Trailer:
Luton,1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen his world is turned upside down. Already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to this aspirational Pakistani teenager.
Based on his 2007 book “Greetings From Bury Park“, the film, which comes fully Springsteen-approved, tells how its author Safraz Manzoor, now a journalist, became inspired to become a writer. It is directed by Bend It Like Beckham’s Gurinder Chadha.
Gurinder Chadha’s ode to Springsteen is utterly joyous.
- The Independent
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