Paul Micheal (born December 2, 1958), better known by his stage name Lal, is a Malayali Indian film director, script writer, actor, producer, and film distributor.

He is most famous for teaming up with Siddique, hence the name Siddique-Lal, to make films such as Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), In Harihar Nagar (1990), Godfather (1991), Vietnam Colony (1993), and Kabuliwala (1993). He later produced Siddique's Hitler (1996) and Friends (1999).

He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for playing Raveendran Pillai in Madhupal's film Thalappavu (2008).