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Blinded by the Light
Viveik Kalra and Kulvinder Ghir




Overview -
Directed Gurinder Chadha's cross-cultural dramedy is an adaptation of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's 2007 memoir "Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll." A second-generation British-Pakistani teenager comes of age in a small town during the Thatcher era, rebelling against parental and cultural expectations with the help of Bruce Springsteen's music.

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Overview

Directed Gurinder Chadha's cross-cultural dramedy is an adaptation of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's 2007 memoir "Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll." A second-generation British-Pakistani teenager comes of age in a small town during the Thatcher era, rebelling against parental and cultural expectations with the help of Bruce Springsteen's music.

Main Cast & Crew

Gurinder Chadha - Director
Viveik Kalra
Kulvinder Ghir
Meera Ganatra
Aaron Phagura
Dean-Charles Chapman
Nikita Mehta
Nell Williams
Tara Divina
Rob Brydon
Frankie Fox

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929693849
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs)
  • Release Date: November 2019

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age
Teenage
Self-Discovery
Period Piece
Teenagers
Rock Music
Poets
High School Experiences

 

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Reviews:
"[A] delirious and romantic rock ‘n’ roll parable....It's a more incandescent ode to the life force of pop music than any film ever adapted from the work of Nick Hornby." - 01/27/2019 Variety


"[A] sprightly, upbeat, vibrant romp that smuggles in persuasive themes about finding your voice within competing cultures." - 08/05/2019 Empire


"The film takes a quick breather back in Springsteen-nerdville before moving toward resolution: Here, thanks both to Kalra's performance and to some of the best writing in the screenplay, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT ties it all together." - 01/27/2019 Hollywood Reporter


"There are exuberant sequences in "BLINDED BY THE LIGHT that are basically from out of a movie musical." - 08/16/2019 RogerEbert.com


4 stars out of 5 -- "BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a joyous antidote to cynicism." - 08/13/2019 Rolling Stone


"Javed, played with winning charm and sincerity by Viveik Kalra, has his sensibility recalibrated after a friend lends him two of the Boss’s cassettes during a particularly fraught time with his family." - 08/15/2019 New York Times


"[T]here’s some appreciably meaty stuff beneath its toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing surface." - 08/12/2019 A.V. Club


"The Springsteen-endorsed soundtrack underscored the ways in which the Boss has always served as a beacon for the disenfranchised." - 12/23/2019 Uncut


"[A] timely meditation on identity, maturity and freedom." - 12/09/2019 Washington Post

 

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