Shades Of Words

The Princess and the frog


As the winter keeps you at home, it’s a great time to catch up with movies that you have wanted to watch but could never make time for. The Princess & the frog is one such movie. I had seen its trailers a few months ago…but never actually got around to watching it.  I am getting a bit bored of the animation genre – the graphics are improving but sadly not the story lines. Every movie, not matter the format needs a good script. I think the last animation movies that I enjoyed were “Kung Fu Panda” & “Wall-E”.
To be honest, I did not have very high expectations from this movie – which is probably the reason that it surprised me. This contemporary version of The Frog Prince with many new twists, is based in New Orleans. It is the story of Tiana, a young and hardworking waitress who wants to own her own restaurant some day. There is also pennliless Prince Naveen, who is trying to hook a wealthy souther belle. Thanks to an evil voodoo doctor, their paths cross ways. Tragically turned into frogs, they travel through the bayou trying to find the anti-curse for their condition.
The movie is more interesting than what it sounds and less bizarre. It was a nice change to see a classical 2d animated Disney movie. The script was quite funny and bit melodramatic as it is with any Disney story. The music was great and heavy on jazz. My two favorites songs being – “Down in New Orleans” and “Almost There”.
I went to New Orleans at Mardi Gras last year and have a certain impression of the city. I think what I really liked the most about the movie was that it really did capture that essence of New Orleans. It also made me want to go back. there.


Author: Vipula

Before talking about who we are, we’d like to tell you a bit about how and why Shades of Words came into being. It all started with the idea of “A place where we could share with likeminded people about things we enjoy. From books to music to movies to travel; Shades of Words was to be a place about the best of our experiences” We thought about why should anyone read us? The answer was that whatever we review would be a mix of our experience of the thing along with interesting and useful information about it. So in case you are reading us regularly or even checking us out once in a while then we have succeeded in our efforts someway somewhere. Who are we? Known as Kapil Sood and Vipula Gupta, we thought of Shades of Words on one fine Sunday afternoon. Tired of writing interesting RFP’s and project documentation; we decided to give this a shot. Yes! We work in Indian IT industry. Cupid struck us while were innocently slogging together on the highly intricate job of formatting and beautifying documents! And since then, we have been working together to establish Shades of Words as a place that we can claim as ours. (Because buying a house is still years away!) What else? Kapil also writes some blogs which you can read here and here.

2 thoughts on “The Princess and the frog

  1. How come I missed it!

  2. he he..I watched this on the laptop..when you were busy working. Anyway, since there is no TV at home..its not fun watching stuff

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