Lal Jose used to work as assistant director to Kamal. His directorial debut was Oru Maravathoor Kanavu which had megastar Mammootty and was a commercial success. Since then almost all films he directed became super hits. Chandranudikkunna Dikkil, Meesha Madhavan, Chandupottu were blockbusters and had Dileep in the lead role. His movie Classmates was a trend setter in Malayalam. He won Kerala state award for best director in 2012.