|Suresh Gopi, Mukta|
Hailesa has been made aiming at the so-called frontbenchers and it perhaps succeeds in that attempt to a certain extent as well. It gives the feeling that the film could very well have been a nicer film, with better thinking. Like a more intelligent script for instance and certainly, a different lead pair for sure. It is a pity to see macho man Suresh Gopi trying to act dumb and worse still, romancing the evidently just-out-of-school kid, Mukta.
Story- Unnikrishnan (Suresh Gopi) is a school dropout who has been working since his childhood days for his foster father, a fertilizer factory owner. After getting involved in a scuffle, he had to flee the area and he joins a rich man Ganapathy Iyer (Lalu Alex) and Ulpalakshan (Suraj Venjarammood). Iyer is naïve enough to accept a girl, Salini (Mukta), as his estranged daughter. Things get complicated when Iyer fixes her marriage with the son of his friend in the US.
Needless to say, the characters are loud and try every trick that they know to tickle the funny bone. As it happens quite often these days, the usual sidekicks like Suraj Venjarammood and Bheeman Reghu take over with their comedy track during most parts of the film. In all fairness, they do come up with some hilarious numbers in between but it is quite a disaster when Suresh Gopi attempts to act funny. Less said the better about Mukta's acting skills.
The best thing about the film is that it never takes itself too seriously and it could be a watchable fare for its target audience. Go with no expectations and if your idea of entertainment is some mindless comic acts, chances that you may find it funny.