Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Inspired by a true story, the film focuses on Javed Viveik Kalra, in a remarkable performance by a young actor essentially plucked from drama school , the year-old son of Pakistani immigrants chafing under the control of his domineering father Kulvinder Ghir. Fond of writing poetry, Javed's whole existence is turned upside down when he's introduced to Springsteen's music, as the lyrics pour out of his head and into his soul as they unfurl across the screen. In most respects, Javed's is a classic tale of a youth chafing against the traditions of his family.
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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. Offers were being texted to Chadha as she sat in the audience watching her own film. Everybody came to the table with our budget and made it work. We were all on the same page, and everything was done through his lawyer. He trusted us. The only other integrated group I knew of was K.
Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Title: Blinded by the Light A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Javed is obsessed with Springsteen's music, but the look on his face as he drinks in Springsteen's powerful meat-and-potatoes stage presence is a visual echo of the awestruck look on Courtney Cox's face as Springsteen pulls her out of the audience in the same video which was directed by Brian de Palma. It's more than excitement; what Javed feels hits at a deeper level. It's like having a house fall on top of you. Or mainlining a powerful drug. You never see the world in quite the same way again. Set in the s in the small town of Luton, Javed's family struggles to make ends meet in the crushing recession of the late Thatcher era, battling economic strife, rising nationalism, and racist attacks. Javed's mother Meera Ganatra works out of their home as a seamstress, and his father Kulvinder Ghir works at a nearby factory. Layoffs loom.