First myth - Good film don't work. Need Masala and Chartbuster and so called other stuff.
1. Film without any masala genre and chartbuster songs don't work Pan India.
Dangal neither had so called masala and chartbuster songs. Film is realistic in major part. Which meant it might not work in interiors and Pan India. Even we wrote that in our movie review. In contrary it is looking like Indian audience have grown up big time and now only good content work. Superstar in film might help to take a good opening, but it is the content that drive the film to its destiny. 2016, saw many biggies fall flat because of poor content. Not only Dangal is doing great business, in fact setting new benchmark and creating History of sort.
Second myth - Aamir Khan is not a Superstar and crowd puller
2. Aamir Khan film works because of good content. He is not a Superstar.
Yes, Aamir Khan is not a Superstar, in fact he is Megastar now. Or you can say Legend also. With fabulous line up of films in recent times such as Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, PK and now Dangal he is something else now. Yes, certain Salman Khan is giving him honest fight with Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan in recent years, even he will agree that he is happy to play close second fiddle right now. We will try to put a detailed article on Aamir vs Salman fierce rivalry which is taking Bollywood to next level and making huge gap between them and rest in a separate article.
On serious note, Aamir Khan with Dangal have proved that he is a mega crowd puller to theaters. If we simply consider the opening of Dangal it has only Aamir Khan factor and nothing else. No lead actress, no big banner, no heavy promotions. Yes, from Monday film content take its course but we right now only talking about first weekend, which put up HISTORIC 100+ crore nett collection. With Dangal we can easily say he is the biggest crowd puller maybe alongwith Salman Khan. So, this myth is also gone that Aamir Khan film does well just because of good content not his stardom. Aamir Khan deserves and commands trust and respect of audiences.