'The Beatles In India' doco set for 2018

The Beatles' 1968 trip to India is the subject of a new documentary called The Beatles in India and is set for release later this year.

As Screen Daily reports, the movie is the realisation of a lifelong journey by filmmaker Paul Saltzman, who was seeking his own path to enlightenment in India when he met up with the Beatles on their trip.

Saltzman ended up taking personal photos of the band and returned to the country where it all started to work on the doco.

The doco will show "rarely seen footage, including in-depth interviews with the band," and pay 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 an exact release date announced yet but it will be later on this year.

"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," D'Silva pointed out. "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."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock