Bigg Boss (Malayalam TV series)

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Bigg Boss Malayalam
Bigg Boss Malayalam 2 poster.jpg
Season 2 poster
Presented byMohanlal
Opening themeLokathin Kadha Ariyathe
Country of originIndia
Original languageMalayalam
No. of seasons2(3 is to begin)
No. of episodes175 (as of 20 March 2020) (list of episodes)
Production locationsLonavala (Season 1)
Chennai (Season 2&3)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60-90 minutes (approx.)
Production companyEndemol Shine India
Original networkAsianet
Original release24 June 2018 (2018-06-24) –
Related showsBigg Boss
External links
[ Endemol Shine India]

Bigg Boss (or known as Bigg Boss Malayalam) is the Malayalam language version of Indian reality television series Bigg Boss. It follows the Dutch reality TV series Big Brother which was developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Bigg Boss was produced by Endemol Shine India and telecast on Asianet.[1]

Season 1 was hosted by Mohanlal premiered on 24 June 2018. Season 2 premiered on 5 January 2020 with Mohanlal returning as the host. Season 2 had to be stopped after 75 days following the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

The Logo for Season 3 was unveiled by Tovino Thomas on 3rd January 2021 in Star Singer season 8 Mega Launch Event.The season will be Hosted By Mohanlal and it is expected to Launch By Mid February 2021.


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. Number of 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 receives 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, living area, kitchen, store room, smoking room, and four toilet bath rooms. There is 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 for 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 aren't allowed to write using paper, book 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 day time, 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 clearly seen. The housemates are not permitted to speak in any other language except Malayalam.


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

Season Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
2 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
3 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm


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 details[edit]

SeriesHostHouse LocationEpisodesOriginally airedDaysHousematesLaunch TRPFinale TRPPrize MoneyWinnerRunner-up
First airedLast airedNetwork
1MohanlalLonavala9924 June 2018 (2018-06-24)30 September 2018 (2018-09-30)Asianet981810.3313.991 crore (US$140,000)Sabumon AbdusamadPearle Maaney
2Chennai765 January 2020 (2020-01-05)20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)752311.03N/A[c]1 crore (US$140,000)Cancelled[a]Cancelled[b]
3105February 2021May 2021N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A


  1. ^ Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  2. ^ Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  3. ^ Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic


Housemates pattern[edit]

Clique Season 1 Season 2
Film actor Aditi Rai Rajini Chandy
Anoop Chandran
Hima Shankar Saju Navodaya
Sabumon Abdusamad
Shweta Menon Thesni Khan
Sreelakshmi Sreekumar
TV actor Archana Suseelan Manju Pathrose
Deepan Murali Pradeep Chandran
Srinish Aravind Veena Nair
Director N/A Suresh Krishnan
Model David John Alasandra Johnson
Anjali Ameer Reshma Rajan
Shiyas Kareem Sujo Mathew
Pavan Gino Thomas
TV host Pearle Maaney Alina Padikkal
Ranjini Haridas Arya Rohit
Radio Jockey N/A Raghu Subhash
Singer Aristo Suresh Abhirami Suresh
Amrutha Suresh
Pareekutty Perumbavoor
Social activist Diya Sana Rajith Kumar
Daya Ashwathy
Jasla Madassery
Internet celebrity Basheer Bashi Fukru
Businessman Manoj K. Verma N/A
Winner Sabumon Abdusamad Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]
Runner-up Pearle Maaney


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

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