To mark the release of Blinded by the Light on 9th December, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Based on Manzoor’s memoir ‘Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll,’ Blinded by the Light follows the inspirational story of 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, Javed (Viveik Kalra) growing up in the boring, industrial city of Luton in 1987. Javed wants what all teenagers want: a girlfriend, the freedom to go to parties, but most of all, he wants to be a writer. Unfortunately, his family has other ideas of how Pakistani boys should behave. A chance run-in with a boy at his new school leaves Javed with a Bruce Springsteen cassette tape. When he first hears Springsteen’s music, everything in his life changes. The lyrics encourage him to find his own writing voice, talk to the girl he’s always fancied and challenge his Dad’s strict rule over the house. He’s soon forced to discover for himself how to balance all the things that are most important in his life: his writing, his family, his friends and his dreams.

The film stars the fresh faces of Viveik Kalra (Beecham House) as Javedand Nell Williams (“Game of Thrones”) as his love interest Eliza, as well as Kulvinder Ghir (Bend It Like Beckham) as Javed’s father Malik, Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”), Meera Ganatra (PREMature), Aaron Phagura (Informer) and award-winning British comedic actor Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacy).

Watch our exclusive Blinded by the Light interviews here:


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Blinded by the Light, available to download on Digital 2nd December 2019 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD 9th December 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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  • Open to UK residents only
  • The competition will close 19th December 2019 at 23.59 GMT
  • The winner will be picked at random from entries received
  • No cash alternative is available
  • To coincide with GDPR regulations, competition entry information will not be stored once the competition has ended and the winners have been chosen and prizes sent out.

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