BLINDED BY THE LGHT is inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen. Manzoor co-wrote the script with director Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. It is based on Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll. In real life, Springsteen told Manzoor he loved the memoir which inspired Manzoor to move forward to eventually have the film made.
The story is set in the town of Luton in 1987 Thatcher’s Britain. Javed (an impressive first performance by youthful Viveik Kalra) is a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager whose life is troubled.
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