Since his directorial debut Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998), Lal Jose has worked with almost all the popular lead actors of Mollywood except Mohanlal. Velipadinte Pusthakam marks the first collaboration between the ace director and the legendary actor. In 2012, Lal Jose won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Director for Ayalum Njanum Thammil. His work in the film also earned the director his maiden SIIMA Award. Besides direction, Lal Jose has also appeared in supporting roles in a few films, notably Rock & Roll (2007), Best Actor (2010) and Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014). He has also served as a narrator for films like Chirakodinja Kinavukal (2015) and Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya (2016).