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Synopsis

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is one of the best-reviewed movies of the summer! - In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Cast

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

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Trivia

  • Filmed in many locations in and around Luton in the Home Counties UK
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Goofs

  • 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.
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Quotes

    • Malik: Stay away from the girls. Follow the Jews!
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Verified Review

Just wonderful!! I was worried that there were few people in the 4:20pm show. I hope they get a large audience because it's a great movie.

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enrique G
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#greatcast
#inspiring
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#smart
#allthefeels
#truestory
#great

I absolutely loved this movie! I think it had a great story. I even cried. People nowadays only care about things that don't matter that they might think this movie is pointless but people that actually care about true stuff how life really is and how people are know that this movie was great

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Yosely M

Metacritic

80
Aug 13, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Slate
70
Jan 30, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Jan 30, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International