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Meeting the Beatles in India

    In 1968, under the gaze of the world, The Beatles journeyed to Rishikesh, India, to immerse themselves in transcendental meditation under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This brief yet significant period marked one of the most prolific and creatively intense phases of their careers, as they composed 48 songs over roughly 48 days.

    This serene documentary, directed by Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman, chronicles a profound spiritual odyssey, underscoring the importance of exploring our inner selves. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film intertwines archival footage, including rare and previously unseen stills and films, with insightful interviews. These interviews feature long-time transcendental meditation practitioner and film director David Lynch, Pattie Boyd, Jenny Boyd, esteemed Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, writer Lewis Lapham, film composer Laurence Rosenthal, maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia, and the real ‘Bungalow Bill.’

    Tony M.