"The Beatles in India" doc scheduled for release later this year

"The Beatles in India" doc scheduled for release later this year

Good news for Beatle-maniacs: The Beatles' 1968 pilgrimage to India, indeed, is being revisited through a new documentary called "The Beatles in India", due out later this year.

The movie is the result of long work by Emmy-winning filmmaker Paul Saltzman, who was seeking his own path to enlightenment in India when he met up with the Beatles on their trip. Saltzman took photos of the band and then decided to return to the country where it all started, to chronicle those events.

The movie promises "rarely seen footage, including in-depth interviews with the band" and will, reportedly, pay particularly close attention to the ways in which the Beatles' India trip affected their creative process during the period leading up to the White Album.

"The Beatles in India" doesn't yet have a release date, but rumours talk about an autumn arrival.

Producer Reynold D'Silva, in a press release, commented:

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 harboring the idea for even longer than I had. After our first phone call, we were set on a path to produce the film together.