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Bruce Springsteen is universal in the 'Blinded by the Light' movie trailer

From writer, director and producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes a new inspirational drama fueled by the timeless lyrics of Bruce Springsteen. Warner Bros. Pictures has just brought online the trailer for “Blinded by the Light,” and you can check it out in the player below!

“Blinded by the Light” offers a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir “Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll,” “Blinded by the Light” features an adapted screenplay by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges.

Also starring Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Hayley Atwell and Dean-Charles Chapman.

The story is underscored by Springsteen’s music and lyrics and “The Boss” gave Chadha his blessing from the film’s inception.

Produced by Gurinder Chadha, Jane Barclay and Jamal Daniel with Tory Metzger, Renee Witt, Peter Touche, Stephen Spence, Hannah Leader, Tracy Nurse, and Paul Mayeda Berges serving as executive producers, “Blinded by the Light” is slated for release on August 14.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.