Panaji: The protest against Dum Maro Dum in Goa seems to be calm down after its releases as it has managed to get satisfactory feedbacks from the  local residents.

DMD which hit the theatres on Friday garnered more than 50 per cent collection at the box office on its release day in the state.

Women organisations including Austuryancho Awaz, which had stepped up protests against the movie last week, have now toned it down after the positive response from viewers.

Protestors initially had resorted to sit-in near a multiplex for hours before the theatrical release but decided to do away with it after recieving good feedback.

Panaji police had stationed its contingent outside the multiplex expecting trouble on Friday.

People who caught the first show said that the storyline was not at all derogatory of Goa.

After watching the movie, journalist Pramod Acharya said, "The movie was entertaining. It is based on facts. I do admit that there is Bollywood masala in it."

The audience, who are used to their regular dose of news about policemen-drug mafia nexus in the state, found the plot close to happenings in the state. Seven policemen were held here last year for their alleged nexus with drug peddler.

"Actually, the plot should have had included politicians too. How can they miss this reality," Aaron Sequeira, a youngster said.

Sharon Dias,a resident of Goa commented, "We loved to see our Konkani bad words being used in the movie.”

(Agencies)