|Director N. V. Ramkumar|
Release date October 2012 (2012-10)
Veyilodu Vilayadu (Tamil: ????????..????????; English: Play with the sun) is an upcoming Tamil romantic drama film directed by debutant director N. V. Ramkumar. The film features Mahesh and Dhananya in the lead roles, who made their debuts with Angadi Theru and Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum, both critically acclaimed movies, along with Ganja Karuppu, Ilavarasu, Jayaprakash and Manobala in other pivotal roles. Actor Vimal has done a cameo in Veyilodu Vilayadu. The soundtrack and background score for the film was composed by Karthik Raja, while the film is produced jointly by J. Balaguru, S.J. Kumaresan V. Palanivel.
Since Volleyball is the pivot in this film, playing this lead role is Mahesh, who played the hero in Angadi Theru. The actor happens to be a Volleyball player in real life too. Actress Thananya, who took a break to complete her medical course after her debut in Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum, has staged a comeback and been cast in this film and the female lead; "It seemed interesting. So, I took it up and in the meanwhile, I finished my medical studies too," she told the media. Amal plays the second hero
The press meet of the film was held at hotel Benz Park, T Nagar, Chennai on the 9th of July, 2012. Mahesh, Thananya, director N.V Ramkumar, Ilavarasu, Ganja Karuppu and the movies technical crew attended the event. The shooting started Nattarasankottai where a temple festival was shot. Volleyball tournaments were filmed for 20 days at Coimbatore. The movie is said to be a realistic portrayal of love and other emotions. One song has been shot in Naatarasankottai with a dance troupe of 5,000 people that performs the festival.
The soundtrack features 9 songs composed by Karthik Raja, with lyrics by Na. Muthukumar, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and Priyan. Impressed by the story, ace composer Ilaiyaraja has penned and rendered a song for the movie for which music has been scored by his son, Karthik Raja. On knowing this, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, director Venkat Prabhu and actor Premgi Amaren have also sung a song together.
Milliblogs music review of Veyilodu Vilayadu was mixed; one of the songs, Kaattukadanga puyalena was described to be stunningly boring and horrendously sung although Dhoorathil unnaikkaanum was said to be the only one that works. This soundtrack hasnt accomplished to give Karthik Raja the comeback he achieved in Telugu. The soundtrack consists of 5 songs.