Bigg Boss Malayalam

Bigg Boss Malayalam is the Malayalam-language Version of Indian reality TV program Bigg Boss.[1] It follows the Big Brother reality TV show which was first developed by Endemol in Netherlands.[2] The first season was premiered on 24 June 2018 in Asianet channel with Mohanlal as a host. And the second season will premiere in 2020.

Bigg Boss Malayalam
Tagline: "Eni Cheriya Karyangal Illa, Valiya Kalikal Mathram"
Presented byMohanlal
Opening themeLokathin kadha ariyathe
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Malayalam
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes99 (list of episodes)
Production location(s)Lonavala (1)
Chennai (2)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60-90 minutes approx.
Production company(s)Endemol India
Original networkAsianet (1-2)
Original release24 June (2018-06-24) 
30 September 2018 (2018-09-30)
Followed bySell me the Answer
Related showsBigg Boss
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Mohanlal was continued as host for second season. The show is telecast by Asianet.


Bigg Boss Malayalam is a reality show based on the Hindi show Bigg Boss which too was based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol Jr.. A 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 all kinds of modern amenities, but just two bedrooms, living area, kitchen, store room, smoking room, and four toilet bath rooms. 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 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 Malayalam is aired on Asianet. Everyday's episodes contain the main happenings of the previous day. Every weekend episode mainly focuses on an interview of the evicted contestant by the host.

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


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

Series details

Season Main host House Location Launch date Final date Days Housemates Cameras Prize money Winner Runner-up
1 Mohanlal Lonavala 24 June 2018 30 September 2018 98 18 60 1 crore (US$140,000) Sabumon Abdusamad Pearle Maaney
2 Chennai 5 January 2020 18 April 2020 105 TBD TBD TBD TBD

Housemates pattern

Clique Season 1 Season 2
Film , TV


Aditi Rai
Anoop Chandran
Archana Suseelan
Basheer Bashi
Deepan Murali
Hima Shankar
Sabumon Abdusamad
Shweta Menon
Sreelakshmi Sreekumar
Srinish Aravind
Model David John
Anjali Ameer (Wild Card)
Shiyas Kareem (Wild Card)
TV Anchor Pearle Maaney
Ranjini Haridas
Singer Aristo Suresh
Social Activist Diya Sana
Businessman Manoj K.Verma
Winner Sabumon Abdusamad
Runner-up Pearle Maaney


  1. R, Manoj Kumar (6 November 2018). "Bigg Boss Malayalam Mohanlal show to begin from June 24". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. "Bigg Boss Malayalam: Mohanlal is super excited to host the show". The Times of India. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

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