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Blinded by the Light Rated 12A

Blinded by the Light

Dir. Gurinder Chadha. UK, 2019. 1h 57m. Starring Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta.

Amid the racial and economic turmoil of the times, a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1980s Luton finds catharsis in the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. A vibrant, funny, and humane comedy-drama by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice, Viceroy’s House), inspired by British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir 'Greetings From Bury Park’.

‘Blinded by the Light strikes right to the heart of why [Bruce] Springsteen's work has had such an impact on culture.’ ★★★★ Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent

‘An exuberant anthem to the importance of music, the need to be seen and the hope of new possibilities.’ ★★★★ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine