According to Unni, Lal Jose is the only reason for his second innings in films. He states that Lal Jose was the only director who was ready to believe his potential, after a long series of flops.
The director approached Unni Mukundan with the title role in his super hit movie Vikramadithyan, when the actor was actually planning to quit the films. Most of the directors were reluctant to approach Unni at that time.
But when he asked Lal Jose the reason to cast an unsuccessful actor like him in the title role in his film, Lal Jose replied that he believes in Unni's talents and thinks that he can act.
The director's reply was simply overwhelming for Unni Mukundan, who was almost under confident at that time. He remembers that most of the popular banners were afraid to work with him.
Unni Mukundan states that Lal Jose is the only person whom he owes anything in this industry. Interestingly, Lal Jose is the producer of Unni's Eid release KL 10 Patthu, directed by Muhsin Perari.