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Yesterday | A world without The Beatles

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Jack (Himesh Patel) becomes an overnight sensation in ‘Yesterday’.

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes an overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.

Yesterday is a British romantic comedy directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award nominee Richard Curtis, based on an original screenplay by Jack Barth and Mackenzie Crook. It stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran as a fictionalised version of himself.