October 4, 2019
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the drama Blinded by the Light through digital retailers Oct. 22, and on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 19.
Written, directed and produced by Gurinder Chadha, the film is based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll. Set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen songs, 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. Amid 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 (Kulvinder Ghir). But when a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the 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.
The cast also includes Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Hayley Atwell and Dean-Charles Chapman.
The film earned $11.86 million at the domestic box office.
The Blu-ray and DVD will include the featurette “Memoir to Movie.” The Blu-ray will also include deleted scenes and the featurette “The Most Crazy Thing.”