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Jeevanancho Khel (The Play of Life) (2000)

  • Release Date2000
  • LanguageKonkani
  • Length3468 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberCIL/1/104/2000-Bangalore
  • Certificate Date29/12/2000
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Due to the untimely death of his father, Rajanna could not pursue studies but within three years of driving a cab, he could purchase five luxury cars which he gave on rent to film producers. Being in contact with the film personnel, he encountered a Kanadda film director Jaykumar and launched a Kanada film entitled Sakid Gini (Domestic Parrot) which bombed. After a gap of five years, he ventured to produce Polandat (Light of Light) in Coorgi language which had a good run. Thereafter he met Vasudev Shanbhag with his story for producing a Konkani film. 
The story was readied, shot and released in 30 days in Karwar, Bangalore, Mangalore, Udupi, Karkala, Bhramvar and Sirsi, It was much appreciated but did not do business in terms of money. The story of the film promotes the unity of the Hindu, Christian, and Muslim communities. Arun is the son of a rich family whose father had expired when he was young and the mother tends him. After completing his engineering, he returns to the village and meets his childhood friend George who is a vagabond. 
His father has a blind daughter Maria which comprises their family. Arun shows affection to Maria and saves her from molestation. Peter’s brother Daniel is a kidney patient. Peter is ready to offer his kidney in exchange of medical expenses of his blind daughter. George demands this money for his business and since he refuses his demand, he robs the money. 
Arun helps Maria in her distressing moment. The neighbors question him about his relationship. Arun’s mother asks him to severe ties with Maria failing which he would not be entitled to share of the property. Arun refuses. Meanwhile, George becomes terribly sick and in need of an operation, Maria tells Arun to utilize the amount towards George’s illness.