Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Review: Blinded by the Light

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Release date: August 14, 2019
Running time: 117 minutes
Starring:  Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

Blinded By The Light—based on a true story—follows Javed, a young British-Pakistani aspiring writer as he grows up in the city of Luton, England. The movie follows the problems of a young Pakistani boy in the 1980s, from racism to vandalism and even physical and mental harm.  Javed uses his poetry as a means to escape from all of these negatives.  Javed is joined by his best friend Matt, who in his eyes has the perfect life: a wealthy family, a rock band, and a girlfriend.  Despite their very different personas, the two find common ground in Javed’s lyrics, which are inspired by the challenges he sees around him.  Javed eventually finds his way to university and fortuitously discovers the artist that will change his life.  

The story behind Blinded by the Light is filled with emotion, good music, and chasing your dreams.  Javed channels the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s music to find hope, courage, motivation, and a positive consciousness.  Javed idolizes Bruce and uses his music to fuel his own ambition.  

Viveik Kalra in Blinded by the Light (2019)

Blinded by the Light really pulls at the heart strings and should appeal to those who hope to follow their dreams. Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics not only provide an amazing soundtrack but a message of hope for the audience. Javed’s true story is inspiring and watching this film might make you a fan of The Boss whether you are familiar with his music or not. 

Blinded By the Light is an inspiring feel good movie following an unlikely fan finding inspiration and meaning in his life.  Those hoping to chase their dreams should watch this and just might find a Reason to Believe. 

Watch it.
Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, and Viveik Kalra in Blinded by the Light (2019)

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