Blinded by the Light

Alhambra - Keswick


"Blinded by the Light" is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of The Boss, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

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12A CertificateFilms classified 12A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of twelve and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
Advisory:racist language and behaviour, moderate bad language
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Released:14 August 2019
Duration: 114 min
Genres: Comedy Drama

Film Credits

Gurinder Chadha
Jamal Daniel
Gurinder Chadha
Jane Barclay
Paul Mayeda Berges
Sarfraz Manzoor
Gurinder Chadha
Kulvinder Ghir
Hayley Atwell
Nell Williams
Aaron Phagura
Dean-Charles Chapman
Viveik Kalra
Meera Ganatra
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