Lal Jose is considered as one of the best directors which Mollywood have now. He is experienced, talented and also a dependable director who always gives us films with at least minimum guarantee. He started his film career with the super hit Oru Maravathoorkanavu starring Mammootty and later gone on to make many super hits and blockbusters and his close friend and popular actor Dileep was the one who acted in most number of Lal Jose films and they had indeed a great partnership as an actor-director duo.
He also did films with actors like Suresh Gopi, Prithviraj, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Salim Kumar, Kunchacko Boban etc. But he never did a film with the Complete actor in Indian film industry and Mollywood’s own Universal star Mohanlal who said to be predicted that one day Lal Jose will become a great director of Mollywood in his very early stages as an assistant director under director Kamal and when he is working with Mohanlal in a film named Vishnu Lokam.
During the shoot of Vishnu Lokam when director Sibi Malayil came to visit Mohanlal on the set he surprised to hear the calling of the name Lalu on the sets. So he asked Mohanlal that who is the other Lalu here apart from Mohanlal, then Mohanlal pointed towards the assistant director of Kamal, named Lal Jose and said that “Watch out for this young man, he will become one of the best directors in mollywood in the coming future” and it became true. This interesting incident was told by both Sibi Malayil and Lal Jose in various interviews.
So when Lal Jose was asked by the media about the reason of not doing any films with arguably the best actor India has ever seen, that too our own actor, Lal Jose replied that for making such Mohanlal had to believe me first. He said that there will be a lot of expectation or can say that he have to carry the biggest burden of expectation which may more than all the expectations he carried throughout his career if he decides to join hands with Mohanlal because he is such a legend actor and a star with out of the world star value.
If anything bad happens or in other words if the film don’t raised to the level of expectation, then Mohanlal has nothing to lose, just a film in the shortlist of his flops. But that may very well end the career of Lal Jose as all the blame rightfully will fall on him. Earlier they had planned a film together in which Prithvi raj awas also a part named Cousins, but due to some problems with the story that project got shelved even before beginning.