English rock band The Beatles has over the years aged like fine wine, as its resonates with the current generation as well as the old. The 60s band has a special connection with India, and their 1968 pilgrimage to the country will be extensively shown in a brand new documentary which is set to release later this year. The Beatles In India is in fact, a realisation of a lifelong journey by award-winning filmmaker Paul Saltzman who met the group during his own trip in India.
The two-time Emmy-winning producer-director took several personal photos of the band during the journey, and has now put all that together for the world to see. The documentary, which promises “rarely seen footage, including in-depth interviews with the band”, reportedly speaks about how the India trip affected The Beatles' creative process during the time that succeeded the White Album. While the film does not have a release date, production believes it should be out in Autumn.
Producer Reynold D'Silva said, “The idea of a Beatles in India documentary has been with me since the mid-90s. By pure coincidence, or perhaps it was fate, three separate people put me in touch with Paul early last year. It turned out he had been harbouring the idea for even longer than I had. After our first phone call, we were set on a path to produce the film together.”