Blinded by the Light
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- Viveik Kalra
- Kulvinder Ghir
- Meera Ganatra
- Aaron Phagura
- Dean-Charles Chapman
- Nikita Mehta
- Nell Williams
- Tara Divina
- Rob Brydon
- Frankie Fox
Did You Know?
- Filmed in many locations in and around Luton in the Home Counties UK
- Javed flies to America, arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. The sign inside the airport says "Welcome to New York". Newark Airport is in New Jersey.
- Malik: Stay away from the girls. Follow the Jews!
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Springsteen music is still fun. Story is predictable.
The heart of the film is the father-son bond, but Chadha, a filmmaker long preoccupied with the inner lives of Desi-British girls and women, also gives Javed’s sister (Nikita Mehta) a lovely reveal. If a couple of segments droop in their strict adherence to Manzoor’s biography, it’s certainly forgivable. This movie won’t blind anyone with its innovation, but it’s got plenty to dazzle and delight.
Light is just as faithful to formula as Bend It Like Beckham and just as reliant on its lead's likability; here, newcomer Viveik Kalra radiates enough guileless enthusiasm to carry viewers past the film's rough patches.
While this flimsy coming-of-age drama over-relies on the Boss’s greatest hits for its emotional high points, this remains a likeable and touching story about finding your own voice.