By Roy Trakin. It serves as a poignant parallel to the xenophobia of today. Picking the songs was quite a forensic task. I had to stop seeing him as a rock star, but someone who wrote these songs for my movie.
Blinded by the Light is a British comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha. It was inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen. Javed likes contemporary rock music , which Malik disapproves of. Javed writes poetry and lyrics for his best friend Matt's band, but Matt critiques Javed's work for being depressing. Javed feels out of place at his new school, where he is one of two South Asian students; the other, Roops, is a fan of " The Boss ".
It would be easy to assume that the new movie Blinded by the Light — which squeezes maximum uplift out of the tale of a s British-Pakistani teen in the gritty U. Chadha describes the movie as a sort of social-realist musical, with a timely universalist message in the age of Brexit and Trump. Through the amazing words and philosophies of Bruce Springsteen, we want to show a different path, a different version of society. And Bruce is all about empathy. I totally get it because it adds another dimension to the film. But I was never as invested in as I was the family stuff and in the Bruce stuff. This is not me. Chadha recently learned that Patti Scialfa likely helped the movie get made.
Watch the trailer. Title: Blinded by the Light In Britain, Javed Khan is a British-Pakistani college arts student in Luton in a family with a domineering father. Depressed by his oppressive family life and feeling he has no future in a hostile community, a newfound friend introduces Javed to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Touched by the rock star's powerfully eloquent affinity of his own feelings, Javed is inspired to reach out for his own dreams with his own talents.