Bigg Boss (Malayalam TV series)
|Opening theme||Lokathin Kadha Ariyathe|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||371 (list of episodes)|
|Production locations||Lonavala (Season 1)|
EVP Film City (Season 2 & 3)
Goregaon Film City (Season 4)
|Running time||60-90 minutes (approx.)|
|Original release||24 June 2018 –|
|Followed by||Bigg boss|
|Related shows||Bigg 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. 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.
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.
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Jasmin M Moosa|
|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|
|TV host||Pearle Maaney||Alina Padikkal||Firoz Khan||Shalini Nair|
|Ranjini Haridas||Arya Rohit||—||—|
|Radio Jockey||—||Raghu Subash||Firoz Azeez||—|
|Singer/Musician||Aristo Suresh||Abhirami Suresh &
|Lekshmi Jayan||Mohammed Diligent Blesslee|
|—||Pareekutty Perumbavoor||Rithu Manthra||—|
|Dancer||—||—||Ramzan Muhammed||Dilsha Prasannan|
|Social Activist||Diya Sana||Daya Ashwathy||Adoney John||—|
|Internet Celebrity||Basheer Bashi||Fukru (Krishna Jeev)||Dimpal Bhal||Riyas Salim|
|Businessman||Manoj K. Verma||—||—||—|
|Winner||Sabumon Abdusamad||Cancelled ||Manikuttan||Dilsha Prasannan|
|Runner-up||Pearle Maaney||Sai Vishnu||Mohammed Diligent Blesslee|
|Winner Runner-Up Finalists Sent home Competitors|
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