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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: 32 out of 15,439 movies (up 54)


7.5 by 5 media


Javed, played by Viveik Kalra, is a british boy who lives inside a patriarchal and traditional Pakistani family during the year 1987. Javed doesn't feel like he has a comfortable place during the hard times the United Kingdom is struggling with racial attacks and an economic a moral crisis. Although he writes poetry, he doesn't feel like he hs a voice strong enough to make a difference, but all will change once a friend of his shows him the music from the band "The Boss", which he identifies with immediately. Javed sees himself in the singer of the group, Bruce Springsteen, a working-class boy that wants to change the world with his words. Through this meeting, Javed will find a way of escape to express his voice and fulfill his repressed dreams.


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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.