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Year: 2019
Original Title: Blinded by the Light
Length: 114 minutes
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Biography
Studios: New Line Cinema
Distributor: eOne Films
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 09 2019

United States: August 14 2019


Ranking: 4,046 out of 16,400 movies (up 2270)


6.3 by 4 users

7.0 by Movie'n'co

7.5 by 5 media


Inspired by the rock anthems of Bruce Springsteen, 'Blinded by the Light' is a coming-of-age tale that focuses on teenager and first-generation Pakistani, Javed (Viveik Kalra, 'Voyagers', 'Next of Kin'), as he attempts to make his own way in 1987 Luton, England. Javed dreams of becoming a famous writer as an escape from the racist bullying he faces at school and around town, but pressure from his father (Kulvinder Ghir, 'Any Human Heart', 'My Life as a Popat') to pursue a more traditional route makes him doubt his own abilities, even when his supportive English teacher, Ms. Clay (Hayley Atwell, 'Agent Carter', 'The Duchess') implores him to speak on behalf of those so underrepresented in the British media of the 1980s When Javed's classmate, Roops (Aaron Phagura, 'Informer', 'Doctor Who'), gives him two tapes of Bruce Springsteen hits, Javed feels as though a piece of art has truly understood him for the first time, and it inspires him to make more effort in crafting his own works. With a new hunger to create awakened, Javed must fight to produce new art without sacrificing his roots. 'Blinded by the Light' is based on the memoirs of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, 'Greetings from Bury Park: Race. Religion. Rock'n'Roll', and is directed by Gurinder Chadha ('Bend It Like Beckham', 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging').


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Trivia Blinded by the Light

The title of the movie, 'Blinded by the Light', is the same one that the popular song of Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Springsteen wrote the song 'I'll Stand By You Always' for 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', but being turned down, now it is part of the OST from 'Blinded by the light'. The director approached Bruce Springsteen inside a big crowd of fans asking for his blessing for making the movie, and the singer said yes.