Blinded By The Light, a coming of age feature which is set to the music of Bruce Springsteen’s music, hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 19. The feature also hits Digital on October 22.
Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race Religion and Rock N’ Roll, the feature centers on Javed (Viveik Kalra), a youth who is determined to follow his dreams. Pressures from his traditional dad (Kulvinder Ghir) as well as the racial and economic tensions of 1987 England has placed a burden on Javed’s shoulders, but ultimately he finds his share of grace and inspiration from newfound friends and the music of Springsteen. Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurindher Chadha directed the feature which co-stars Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, and Hayley Atwell.
Special features on the Blu-ray included two featurettes (“Memoir to Movie” and “The Most Crazy Thing”) and deleted scenes. The DVD version comes with the “Memoir to Movie” featurette.