Blinded By The Light (12A)
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen, his world is turned upside down. Already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of The Boss – the working-class poet whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager.
Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught between two worlds, and must discover if he too is Born to Run…
Newcomer Viviek Kalra leads with aplomb; and the film also features Hayley Atwell and Rob Brydon.
“A Technicolor ode to the power of music so deeply tender and heartfelt that it disarms even the most misanthropic critic’s instincts” Entertainment Weekly
“damn near irresistible” The Wrap