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Nat Geo showcases the greatest love story ever told

Thursday, May 24, 2007

National Geographic Channel presents the Indian television premiere of the Academy Award winning film "Penguins, A Love Story" on Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

Narrated by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, this critically acclaimed film presents an extraordinary glimpse into the life of the Emperor Penguins. It is far more than a story of survival; it is a heart-warming love story from the coldest place on earth. Apart from the coveted Oscar statuette for Best Documentary Feature in 2006, the film has won a plethora of awards including a Cesar for Best Sound 2006 and a BAFTA nomination for Best Cinematography and Editing 2006.

The film follows a flock of Emperor Penguins as they embark on a truly remarkable journey in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica in search for their love deep in the most inhospitable terrain on earth. It is a journey, which has taken place for millennia. Braving icy winds, freezing temperatures and starvation, this is an incredible true story of the quest to bring new life into the world.

Speaking about the film, Rajesh Sheshadri, vice-president, marketing, National Geographic Channel, India, said, "Penguins, A Love Story" takes you on an incredible journey of the Emperor Penguins as they march under the most impossible conditions to find their mate. With brilliant cinematography, editing and a poignant narration by none other than Amitabh Bachchan the film will surely strike a chord with our audiences".

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