In the United Kingdom in 1987, a teenager learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through Bruce Springsteen’s music. Javed Khan is a British-Pakistani student who comes from a family with a domineering father. Depressed by his oppressive family life and the feeling that he has no future in a hostile community, a new friend introduces Javed to Bruce Springsteen’s music world. Impressed by his music, Javed’s world is thrown over his head, causing him to follow his own dreams. Although Javed finds friends he never expected in this personal quest, he conflicts with his recently unemployed father, who steadfastly refuses to understand his new aspirations. In this troubled conflict of values, Javed has to decide what is really important to him, while his family struggles to understand what has changed.