Documentary / Music

The Beatles and India

Featuring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

This unique historical film chronicles the enduring love affair between The Beatles and India that began more than half a century ago. The Beatles and India follows a rarely seen, fascinating time in John, Paul, George and Ringo’s career and brings it to life with archive footage, recordings and photographs, alongside eye-witness accounts,  expert comments and visually stunning location shots.

In 1968 the legendary band brought their Western celebrity circus to a remote Himalayan ashram in Rishikesh in search of spiritual enlightenment. What happened next had a profound effect on the whole band… and the whole world.

Inspired by Ajoy Bose’s book, Across The Universe - The Beatles In India,  British Indian music entrepreneur Reynold D’Silva has taken the amazing saga further by producing Bose’s directorial debut.  Bose and cultural researcher, co-director, Pete Compton,  have created an audio-visual presentation that stands apart from the many documentaries on the band,  delving deep into the most crucial period of their evolution from the world’s most famous pop stars into multi-faceted pioneering musical artists.