Dabangg Reloaded Chicago Show: I Had a Miserable Time Thanks to Local Promoter Hetal Patel

I did research and investigated and now I know why the show I saw last night was horrifically infuriatingly terrible.  Not surprisingly, it’s the fault of the Chicago local who also thought it was a good idea to turn it into a political event for our insanely incompetent Governor (“you know what would save the state money?  If we just stopped paying our bills and let the interest accumulate until all our debtors went bankrupt.  Sure the children’s hospital will go out of business, but those kids with cancer should just die instead of continuing to put a burden on the state”).

I asked around, and the responsibility for what happened at the actual venue was on local promoter Hetal Patel of Lucky Day LLC.  A company which does not have a website, a twitter page, or even is on Facebook.  So the responsibility is also on Sahil Promotions for trusting this idiot who doesn’t even have a web presence.  And Sahil is based in Chicago!!!  Couldn’t they know he was incompetent?

Anyway, Hetal Patel couldn’t get any of the technology to work.  So, no arrivals swooping in from the sky (which I have seen 4 times at this venue, so obviously they are capable of doing it).  Which also meant long weird gaps in the show.  And the lights were a disaster, and the cameraman that were supposed to show us close ups of the stage seemed to think they were shooting a wedding video instead (perhaps Lucky Day has only done weddings before?) and kept giving us close ups of faces instead of performances, and crowd reactions.

(See this video?  It actually looks BETTER on video than it did live.  Notice how you cannot tell from the stage or the screen next to it anything that is happening?)

And that explains my feeling that this was an actual good show that somehow had been turned bad.  The intro videos were top notch, the performers were excellent, the choreography was clever.  All the bits that were created in India and brought to Chicago were perfect.  And then Hetal Patel took them and smashed them to bits until they were worthless.

And this makes me FURIOUS!!!!  And also really really sad.  This is going to be the only time in my life I will get to see Salman Khan, and he came all this way to do a show for me, and worked like crazy to make it a good show, and it was all ruined.  My one chance, over.  And his one chance, the last time he will come to Chicago and everything he did was destroyed.


Not to mention Salman, and those with him, were forced to sideways endorse a governor who allowed ICE raids on Devon avenue, drove the state $15,000,000,000 into debt, and threatens the pension fund that is supporting my elderly parents.  And I had to spend $80 and sit there and listen to him talk when I thought I was coming to see a show, not a political rally.


So thank you Hetal Patel, you just insured that I will be very cautious before attending any Indian event again, and I will remember your name as the most selfish, foolish, destructive, and just plain DUMB person in the greater Chicago community.


13 thoughts on “Dabangg Reloaded Chicago Show: I Had a Miserable Time Thanks to Local Promoter Hetal Patel

  1. And I suppose Hetal Patel is laughing all the way to the bank…

    Did that governor really say that about the children/hospitals?


    • He didn’t say it, but it’s what happened. He stopped funding the state children’s healthcare program, which meant hospitals could no longer afford to help sick kids. All kinds of heartbreaking stories of kids who couldn’t get treatment. It was his policy to just not pass a budget so the state wouldn’t have to pay bills, and all the agencies that provided services had to carry the debt until they couldn’t any longer. He also helped make us 50th out of 50 states in education funding and subsidized child care. Just really doesn’t feel like stuff Salman would be happy with, and I certainly wasn’t happy sitting there listening to him.

      And yeah, I am sure Hetal came off great on the show, Salman’s name sold the tickets for him and he didn’t have to do anything.


        • To be fair, this whole cycle started in IL with a shockingly incompetent and corrupt Democrat, Blagovich, I would have been equally angry if he had been brought out at the show. But right now it is a shockingly horrible Republican and I hate him.

          (I grew up in the capital and my Dad worked for the government, so I may take this stuff a little more personally and a little more obsessively than others)


          • Do you know Rahm used to be a ballerina? Some day he will do a press conference in interpretive dance, it is my dream. It would almost make up for everything else.

            Weird thing to say, but sometimes it feels like our last decent governor was Ryan, despite the whole “sent to prison” thing.

            On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 8:35 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Hi, I’m from your youtube channel, I enjoy reading your film reviews and industry analysis. However I noticed scrolling through your film review list, that apart from Dev D and Bombay Velvet you have chosen to ignore many of Anurag Kashyap’s gems such as Gangs of Wasseypur. I would love to read your thoughts on his films and his stable of actors such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajkumar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadda, Vineet Kumar Singh and many more. I find Anurag very interesting as he seems to be going against the well established nepotistic and star driven system practiced by producers such as Karan Johar and others. I am frankly sick of watching Indian movies with lacklustre actors and brainless directors as proven in the latest edition of the Race series, I think India is a giant, diverse country with very unique stories to be told and mainstream Bollywood Industry has shied away from exploring many of these stories.

    (p.s. I understand if you have refrained from watching Anurag’s films because they are a tad too gritty at times, but I think Mukkabaz is not too gritty and is a gem of a movie worthy of a review.)


    • Hi! Welcome! I’ve been thinking about Mukkabaaz, one of my regular commentators Angie also saw it recently and recommended it.


      • I can’t seem to get the movie out of my head, I think it is a great comeback for Anurag Kashyap after Bombay Velvet and the performances by the actors primarily Vineet Kumar Singh was amazing.


    • Probably because they have a similar faithful devotion to a bad haircut.

      On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 10:27 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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