Interweaving the iconic smash hits of Bruce Springsteen, from Badlands to Thunder Road, Gurinder Chadha’s latest feel-good film, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, is both an inspiring tribute to the power of music and a moving account of the generational and cultural divide between a father and son. 1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of 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 in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run… Based on the memoir of lauded Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming of age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place, tap into our hearts and help us discover who we really are.
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