Bigg Boss (Malayalam TV series)

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Bigg Boss
Bigg Boss Malayalam poster 3.jpg
The logo for the fourth season of the show along with its slogan
Presented byMohanlal
Opening themeLokathin Kadha Ariyathe
Country of originIndia
Original languageMalayalam
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes371 (list of episodes)
Production locationsLonavala (Season 1)
EVP Film City (Season 2 & 3)
Goregaon Film City (Season 4)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60-90 minutes (approx.)
Production companyBanijay
Original networkAsianet
Original release24 June 2018 (2018-06-24) –
Followed byBigg boss
Related showsBigg Boss

Bigg Boss is an Indian Malayalam-language non-scripted reality television game show produced by Endemol Shine India, Now owned by Banijay and telecast on Asianet. It is an adaptation of the reality TV franchise of the same name which itself is an adaptation of the Dutch reality TV franchise Big Brother developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Bigg Boss was Launched on Asianet in 2018 celebrating The channel's 25th year. Mohanlal is hosting the show since the first season that premiered on 24 June 2018.[1] So far, the Malayalam version of Bigg Boss is the only show that has offered the biggest reward money (₹1 Crore) to its winners.

Season 1 ended on September 30, 2018. Season 2 premiered on January 5, 2020, but after 75 days, the season ended up suspended on March 20, 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic in India and all contestants were sent home without declaring a winner of the season. Season 3 Premiered on February 14, 2021, but on the 95th, the season was again interrupted on May 20, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. However, the finale was filmed separately days after the show was suspended and Manikkuttan was announced as the winner of the season.Season 4 was launched on March 27, 2022 and ended on July 3, 2022 Dilsha Prasannan titled as the winner. The home is located in Film City, Mumbai. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar 24/7.[2]


Bigg Boss is a Malayalam-language version of the reality TV franchise Bigg Boss, which is based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol Jr. The show follows selected number of contestants, known as housemates, who are isolated from the outside world for 100 days (or 15 weeks) in a custom-built house. The housemates are continuously monitored during their stay in the house by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones. They are dictated to by an omnipresent entity named Bigg Boss. Each week, one or more of the housemates are evicted by a public vote (Bigg boss sponsored contestants are exempted from the public vote, It is Bigg boss interest to protect the sponsored contestants by putting them in a secret room or by giving re-entry to ensure the chances of winning.). Several contestants (known as "housemates") live in a purpose-built house and are isolated from the rest of the world. Each week, housemates nominate two of their fellow housemates for eviction, and the housemates who receive the most nominations would face a public vote. Eventually, one housemate would leave after being "evicted" from the House. In the final week, there will be five housemates remaining, and the public will vote for who they wanted to win. Unlike other versions of Big Brother, the Malayalam version uses celebrities as housemates, not members of the general public.


The house is well-furnished and decorated. It has various modern amenities, but just two bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, storeroom, smoking room, and four toilet bathrooms. There is a garden, pool, activity area, and gym in the House. There is also a Confession Room, where the housemates may be called in by Bigg Boss for any kind of conversation, and the nomination process. The House has no TV connection, no telephones, and no Internet connection.


They are not supposed to tamper with any of the electronic equipment or any other thing in the House. They are not allowed to write using paper, books, or anything else in the house. They cannot leave the House premises at any time except when they are permitted to. They cannot discuss the nomination process with anyone. They cannot sleep in the daytime, are required to wear their mic all the time, and speak only in Malayalam.

Sometimes, the housemates may be nominated for other reasons, such as nomination by a person who has achieved special privileges (via tasks or other things), for breaking rules, or something else. If something very serious happens, a contestant may be evicted immediately. All the rules have never been told to the audience, however, the most prominent ones are seen. The housemates are not permitted to speak in any other language except Malayalam.


Bigg Boss is aired on Asianet. Every day's episodes contain the main happenings of the previous day. Every weekend episodes(Saturday and Sunday) mainly show the discussion of the Host (MohanLal) with other housemates and about the previous week, following a discussion about elimination.


Contestants are nominated every week by their housemates. Viewers cast their vote in favor of the contestants they would like to save from eviction. The contestant with the fewest votes is evicted from the house.

Series overview[edit]

Season Days Housemates Winner(s) Runner(s)-up Original Release Host House Location Prize Money
No. Title First aired Last aired Original Network
1 BBM1 98 22 Sabumon Pearle Maaney June 24 2018 September 30 2018 Asianet Mohanlal Film city, Lonavala 1 crore (US$130,000)
2 BBM2 75 22 Season discontinued Season discontinued January 5, 2020 March 20, 2020 EVP Film City 50 lakh (US$63,000)
3 BBM3 95 18 Manikuttan Sai Vishnu February 14, 2021 May 20, 2021
August 1, 2021
75 lakh (US$94,000)
4 BBM4 99 20 Dilsha Prasannan Muhammed Diligent Blesslee March 27, 2022 July 3, 2022 Film City, Mumbai 50 lakh (US$63,000)

Housemates patterns[edit]

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Film Actor/Actress Aditi Rai Rajini Chandy Manikuttan Akhil Kutty
Anoop Chandran Saju Navodaya Michelle Ann Daniel Dhanya Mary Varghese
Hima Shankar Thesni Khan Noby Marcose Lakshmi Priya
Sabumon Abdusamad Remya Panickar Sooraj Thelakkad
Shweta Menon Vinay Madhav R
Sreelakshmi Sreekumar
TV Actor/Actress Archana Suseelan Manju Pathrose Anoop Krishnan Naveen Arakkal
Deepan Murali Pradeep Chandran Sajna Firoz Ronson Vincent
Srinish Aravind Veena Nair Suchithra Nair
LGBT Anjali Ameer Aparna Mulberry
Ashwin Vijay
Jasmin M Moosa
Director Suresh Krishnan
Model style="background:#f2eeff;" Alasandra Johnson Angel Thomas Daisy David
David John Pavan Gino Thomas Sai Vishnu Nimisha P S
Shiyas Kareem Reshma Rajan Soorya Menon Janaki Sudheer
Sujo Mathew
TV host Pearle Maaney Alina Padikkal Firoz Khan Shalini Nair
Ranjini Haridas Arya Rohit
Radio Jockey Raghu Subash Firoz Azeez
Sooraj Doha
Singer/Musician Aristo Suresh Abhirami Suresh &
Amritha Suresh
Lekshmi Jayan Mohammed Diligent Blesslee
Pareekutty Perumbavoor Rithu Manthra
Somadas Haridasan
Dancer Ramzan Muhammed Dilsha Prasannan
Sandhya Manoj
Social Activist Diya Sana Daya Ashwathy Adoney John
Jazla Madassery
Rajith Kumar
Dubbing Artist Bhagyalakshmi
Internet Celebrity Basheer Bashi Fukru (Krishna Jeev) Dimpal Bhal Riyas Salim
Manikandan Thonnakkal
Robin Radhakrishnan
Athlete Majiziya Bhanu
Businessman Manoj K. Verma
Total 18 22 18 20
Winner Sabumon Abdusamad Cancelled [3] Manikuttan Dilsha Prasannan
Runner-up Pearle Maaney Sai Vishnu Mohammed Diligent Blesslee
  Winner   Runner-Up   Finalists   Sent home   Competitors


  1. ^ "Bigg Boss Malayalam: Mohanlal is super excited to host the show". The Times of India. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Asianet to launch Season 4 of Bigg Boss Malayalam on March 27". 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus: Bigg Boss Malayalam season 2 to be called off". The Week. Retrieved 30 December 2020.

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