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The Princess Switch – Switched Again Movie Review: Even Three Vanessa Hudgens Can’t Stop This Unnecessary Sequel To A Delightful Christmas Original From Being Disappointing

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The Princess Switch - Switched Again Movie Review: Even Three Vanessa Hudgens Can't Stop This Unnecessary Sequel To A Delightful Christmas Original From Being Disappointing

The Princess Switch back in 2018, took the Parents Trap way to present a royal romance for the Christmas celebration. Along with the many festivities, it’s a sort of a ritual now to deliver mush fests in the 12 days of Christmas. While they are annoyingly predictable, they do leave you in a happy place for a few minutes. The Princess Switch did the same with two Vanessa Hudgens replacing each other. But the sequel adds one more to the mix and makes you feel bored and uninspired. Vanessa Hudgens Birthday Special: 5 Times the Princess Switch Star Made Heads Turn With Her Hottest Looks (View Pics)

Two years after the first switch happened, Lady Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens) is all set to take the throne after her father’s demise and cousin’s abdication of the throne. It throws her romance with Kevin (Nick Sagar) off-gear and they breakup. On the other hand, Stacy (Vanessaagain) and Prince Edward are now married but happily ever after is quite strained there too as Stacy is excessively busy with her princess duties leaving Edwards feeling alone. Stacy however decides to get Kevin and Margaret back together and her switch plans get activated again. But this time there’s a third wheel, Margaret’s cousin Fiona Pembrooke (VanessaPart III) who gets into their plan to relive herself of her financial woes by being the Queen.

The original despite being irritatingly predictable was a delightful watch. We all love royal romances even when it’s rather stupid. When that’s the case you are obviously kicked to watch the sequel. The biggest issue with this genre is if you have watched the trailer, you have more or less watched the entire movie. It’s as if the director hates the idea of a mystery is run-of-the-mill Christmas features. The sequel too goes through the same hiccup. This time, the romance isn’t enough either.

The reason why I feel that a follow-up is unnecessary because the first one added on a happy note with both the princess and the commoner finding their match. Leaving a few things to imagination should have been the way forward but the writers Robin Bernheim Burger and Megan Metzgar clearly didn’t think so. The only way to spice up the story would be another switch but they did make it a little too crowded with three of them. The characters aren’t even distinct and at one point of time, all three Vanessas looked exactly the same. Action Jackson much? (That’s a Bollywood movie btw). Oh yea, the little girl has grown up to be another Annoying Anjali (Read Kuch Kuch Hota Hai).

The movie seemed more like a filler. The discord between Kevin and Margaret is played out a little too much even when both of them look quite okay with their breakup. Magaret was even thinking of moving on when Stacy got in the way with ‘Everyone deserves a second chance.’ YAWN!

Stacy forcing Margaret into the whole second chance gig is so not-done. Yes, as a friend you can give a push but not a shove. It’s like one of those conversations you have with your parents when they insist ‘Are baat karne mei kya harz hai ?’ again and again. Antonio, played by Lachlan Neiboer, walks and talks like a bot and you can judge from his demeanour that he will most definitely choose the wrong side. He is so avoidable in the narrative you don’t even care whether he is or out.

Mrs Donatelli played by Suanne Braun, was one of the characters I adored in the first film and also Frank. These two hardly have any screen time in the sequel. I know many would argue such movies are extremely flawed but leave you with all the feelings. My point is the sequel doesn’t even give you that because there are hardly any mush moments. Such movies clinch the deal by ending it with a sweet kiss. The sequel is extremely lacking in that part. And that’s unforgivable! Take it from a woman who watches such movies by the dozen and feels sorry for her single status every time.

On the performance side, Venessa Hudgens is quite eye-pleasing and transitions between the roles well but the accent really gets disturbing. Sam Palladio as Prince Edward could have added the much-needed mush to the proceedings as he is quite dishy but he hardly gets much room. Nick Sagar is the usual, as he was in the first film.

 Yay!

-Just another Christmas movie to watch during the festivals

Nay!

-Yawn-inducing storyline

-Three’s a crowd with too many Venessa Hudgens

-Not enough mush

Final Thoughts: If you are seriously looking for such Christmas movies with a royal spin, try A Christmas Prince series which is also available on Netflix. The sequels smartly take the story forward from a commoner trying to adjust to her Queen duties to giving birth to a Royal baby. Interestingly, they do drag the couple in the mix. As for The Princess Switch 2, watch it only if you are dying to.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 19, 2020 05:59 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14 December 01 Episode: Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin Asked To Mutually Decide Who Will Leave the BB14 House – 5 Highlights of Tonight’s Episode 

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Bigg Boss 14 introduced the biggest twist of the season – the Finale Week where one by one all but 4 contestants will reach the finals. They will then have to beat challengers (ex-Bigg Boss contestants) to go ahead in the game. And tonight’s episode of BB14 sees the contestants battle one another fiercely to stay safe from elimination. Check out the highlights below: Bigg Boss 14 December 1 Synopsis: Contestants Are Pelted With Teekhe Sawaal, Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin Face A Tough Choice.

Mountain Out Of Molehill

Eijaz Khan’s conversation about Shehzad Deol irks Jasmin Bhasin who tells Nikki Tamboli about how he is manipulative. Nikki confronts Eijaz and Eijaz confronts Jasmin and the molehill becomes a mountain. Rahul too gets involved in the issue and everyone gets involved. Totally unnecessary, if you ask us! Bigg Boss 14: Hotelier Sumit Maheshwari Claims Pavitra Punia Is Still Married To Him, Says She Cheated on Him 4 Times.

First Eviction of Finale Week

Bigg Boss announces that the first finale week’s eviction will take place. The contestants have to pair up and answer some harsh questions posed to them by their fellow contestants. They have to keep the conversation going until 37 minutes. The one closest to the goal will win immunity whereas the pair who is least accurate, will face the danger of elimination.

Rubina – Abhinav Fight

During the task planning, tempers flare between Rubina and Abhinav over the strategies that they will imply. When Abhinav tells Rubina that she needs to listen to what he has to say and keep quiet, she gets angry and tempers flare between them.

Task Begins

First up are Kavita Kaushik and Nikki Tamboli who are pelted will all sorts of questions. Next up are Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin and Kavita and Nikki pelt them with piercing questions. Rubina attempts to resolve her issues with Jasmin but nothing happens. Abhinav and Rubina are pelted with questions about their separation which irks Abhinav later on. Eijaz and Rahul too are bombarded with questions.

Task Winner

Bigg Boss announces that Aly and Jasmin exceeded 20 minutes more than the target time and hence are declared unsafe. But they are given the choice – to decide amongst themselves and pick a name who will leave the show.

In the next episode of Bigg Boss 14, we’ll see Aly and Jasmin argue with each other on who will leave the show. While Aly roots for Jasmin all the way, the actress cries her heart out saying that she wants to either play the game with Aly or leave the show.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Dec 02, 2020 12:05 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Sunny Deol, Bollywood Actor And BJP MP From Gurdaspur, Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says Himachal Pradesh Health Secretary

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Sunny Deol, Bollywood Actor And BJP MP From Gurdaspur, Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says Himachal Pradesh Health Secretary

Kullu, December 1: Bollywood actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol has tested positive for COVID-19, the Himachal Pradesh health secretary said on Tuesday. Deol have been staying in Kullu district for some days, Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi said.

The health secretary told PTI that according to information received from the district chief medical officer, the MP and his friends were planning to leave for Mumbai, but his COVID-19 test result came out positive on Tuesday. Narhari Amin Tests Positive for COVID-19, BJP MP From Gujarat Admitted to Hospital in Ahmedabad.

The 64-year-old bollywood actor had undergone a shoulder surgery at Mumbai and was recuperating at a farmhouse near Manali in Kullu district.

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Vaani Kapoor Pens Appreciation Post for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Director Abhishek Kapoor

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Vaani Kapoor Pens Appreciation Post for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Director Abhishek Kapoor

Actress Vaani Kapoor has sent out an admiration post for director Abhishek Kapoor, calling him a stellar creator. Vaani is currently shooting for Abhishek Kapoor’s new romantic drama Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana. On Tuesday, the actress took to Instagram to share a glimpse of him working on the sets of the movie. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui: Abhishek Kapoor on Why He Chose Vaani Kapoor for His Next; Filmmaker Describe the Actress with a Beautiful Lisa See Quote

“Looking into the future like.. with the stellar creator,” she wrote along with an image of herself looking into the camera with Abhishek focused on directing a scene. Vaani Kapoor Is Super Excited for Her Upcoming Movies Bell Bottom, Shamshera and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

Check Out Vaani Kapoor’s Instagram Post Below:

Meanwhile, Vaani has three big films coming up. She has just wrapped up “Bell Bottom” co-starring Akshay Kumar, and will also be seen in “Shamshera” with Ranbir Kapoor, besides Abhishek Kapoor’s film. Her last film “War” paired her opposite Hrithik Roshan and also starred Tiger Shroff. The film emerged a blockbuster last year.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Dec 01, 2020 11:44 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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