Blinded by the Light Is Now Available

Viveik Kalra, Nell Williams and Aaron Phagura appear in Blinded by the Light by Gurinder Chadha, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Nick Wall.

Blinded by the Light, featuring a heavy Bruce Springsteen soundtrack, is now available for fans to bring home following January’s Sundance premiere.

Going into Sundance this year, I knew that I wanted to see the Gurinder Chadha-directed film.  It was just a matter of finding time in my schedule.  The beauty of staying the entire time at Sundance is being able to see as many films as possible.  By the end of the week, I was able to fit a screening in.  I would see the film another two more times on the big screen.


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 (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 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.


“Blinded By The Light” Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Memoir to Movie
  • The Most Crazy Thing
  • Deleted Scenes

“Blinded By The Light” DVD Special Feature:

  • Memoir to Movie

Blinded by the Light is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.