The upcoming new movie, The Beatles And India, aims to shed new light on The Beatles’ infamous trip to Rishikesh, India, in 1968.

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Its release will come alongside a companion album that features notable Indian musicians interpreting Beatles tracks.

The Beatles And India features rare archival footage, recordings and photographs, eye-witness accounts and location shoots across India.

A statement about the film describes it as:

“The first serious exploration of how India shaped the development of the greatest ever rock band and their own pioneering role bridging two vastly different cultures.”

The film is directed by Ajoy Bose, who also wrote the book Across The Universe – The Beatles In India, with co-director Pete Crompton also serving as “cultural researcher”.

The Beatles’ 1968 journey to India was also documented last year in Meeting The Beatles In India, a feature from Emmy-winning filmmaker Paul Saltzman, who had traveled to India and met the group there.

The documentary’s accompanying album, The Beatles And India: Songs Inspired By The Film, will feature interpretations, by contemporary Indian artists, of Beatles songs that they had been inspired to write from their time in India.

The artists include Vishal Dadlani, Kissnuka, Benny Dayal, Dhruv Ghanekar, Karsh Kale, Anoushka Shankar, and Soulmate.

The first single from The Beatles And India has been released and features Indian singer-songwriter Nikhil D’Souza performing ‘India, India’, John Lennon’s ode to the country.

Listen to the track below:

Other Beatles projects in the works include The Beatles: Get Back, a documentary from The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, which aims to “take audiences back in time to The Beatles’ intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history”. It will be released on August 27th.

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The Beatles And India will premiere on June 6 at the BFI as part of the Tongues On Fire UK Asian Film Festival ahead of a full release in autumn.

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