Gurdiner Chadha's film "Blinded by the Light" purchased by New Line Cinema for $15 Million

February 6, 2019

 

Gurdiner Chadha's  film "Blinded by the Light" was a hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival!  New Line Cinema bought the film for $15 million making it the highest purchase price for any film at the festival!

 

The film was directed by Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham") and written by Sarfraz Manzoor, using "the music of Bruce Springsteen as the catalyst for a British-Pakistani boy's (Viveik Kalra) coming of age. Part romance, part father-son drama, with a loving ode to immigrants that is unexpectedly timely, it has all the ingredients of a feel-good hit."

 

 

We can't wait to check out this film!  It's such a great feeling to see a South-Asian director and a film based around a South-Asian lead be so well received at a festival as prestigious as Sundance!  We've come a long way and are looking forward to our talented community continuing to succeed! 

 

 

Check out a Q&A with Chadha from Sundance below!

Blinded By The Light Sundance World Premiere Q&A inspired by Bruce Springsteen


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