Hero Mahesh’s earlier outing was in Angadi Theru . Mahesh now teams up with Thananya and director N. V. Ramkumar in Veyilodu Vilayadu . There have been several films centred on sports — kabaddi, cricket, football and hockey, to name a few. Now comes a film with volleyball as its central theme. Says Ramkumar: “It is about the hero’s passion for the game and his sole desire to make it big as a professional volleyball player. Despite the lack of facilities in their village, the hero and his friends strive to excel in the game and play in major tournaments. The film depicts the conviction of the hero, the trials and tribulations of the team and how success comes only after many obstacles.” It is said that music composer Ilaiyaraja was so impressed with the story that he wrote and composed a special song for the film. The other songs in Veyilodu Vilayadu have been rendered by Yuvan Shankar Raja, Venkat Prabhu and Premgi among others.