Blinded by the Light Courtesy Wikipedia

Ever since Bend it Like Beckham I have been a huge fan of Gurinder Chadha and her latest film Blinded by the Light is just so cute.

Ladies and Gentlemen, a new bright star has arrived – Viveik Kalra who plays the role of Javed.

Blinded by the Light is based on the book, Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll by Sarfraz Manzoor.

This South Asian breakthrough story is full of the typical Asian drama, yet it carries that young spirit looking for their own path to success. There are several surreal moments, from the neighbour appreciating Javed’s talent to the girlfriend Eliza helping Javed’s father. All along we are the same, but nationalities, caste, religion or social stigmas have kept us apart.

Blinded by the Light is carried by the mature music and words of Bruce Springsteen – “The Boss”.

The most favourite scene was when Javed returns the gold bangles to his mother, who had to pawn them to pay the house bills when her husband lost his job.

The film’s look was authentic and the use of Bruce’s songs was cool. A.R. Rahman did the film score and composed a new song – For You My Love.