The first season of Bigg Boss Malayalam was launched on Sunday night. The show will be hosted by superstar Mohanlal, who comes with prior experience of hosting a television show in addition to his nearly 40 years of rich experience in the film industry.
He made his debut on the small screen last year with talk show Lal Salaam. The Malayalam version of Bigg Boss will be a lot different from Mohanlal’s previous TV show.
Shwetha Menon, Deepan Murali, Sreelakshmi, Srinish Aravind, Hima Shankar, Aristo Suresh, Diya Sana, Anoop Chandran, Aditi Rai, Basheer Bashi, Manoj Varma, Pearle Maaney, David John, Sabu, Archana Suseelan and Ranjini Haridas will participate in the first season of Bigg Boss Malayalam.
Bigg Boss Malayalam launch: Read all the updates from the launch of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One, hosted by Mohanlal.
Aristo Suresh injures his leg
Aristo Suresh injures his leg. The wound seems bad and he is bleeding. The housemates help Suresh reach the confession room to get first aid help.
Confusion in Bigg Boss house
Bigg Boss calls all the housemates to the living area to inform them that they have mixed up the bedrooms. In other words, men have unpacked their bags in ladies' bedroom and women have taken men's bedroom. The contestants are told to go to the correct rooms.
Contestants begin Bigg Boss journey
Mohanlal locks the door of the Bigg Boss Malayalam house.
Ranjini Haridas - An important contestant
Mohanlal says he gets goosebumps when he hears Ranjini's name. Mohanlal calls her one of the most important contestants of the show.
In lighter vein, Sabu wants to leave the show and requests the showrunners to let him out of the main door after he sees Ranjini in the house.
They both seems to have had a heated exchange on social media in the past.
Bigg Boss Malayalam's sixteenth contestant
The final contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam is Ranjini Haridas. She makes a grand entry with a dance performance.
Fifteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Archana Suseelan, who is known for playing villain roles in TV shows, is contestant no. 15 of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.
Fourteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Sabu, aka Tharikida Sabu, is the fourteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.
Thirteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Model-actor David John is the thirteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. His real name is Joji, which was also the name of Mohanlal's character in Kilukkam.
Twelfth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Pearle Maaney is the twelfth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. Mohanlal says he envies Pali because she has ridden all the bikes in the world.
Pearle says her mother was against her participating in the show. But, her dad came to the rescue.
Eleventh contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Actor and businessman Manoj Varma is contestant no. 11. He says, "I want to prove that I am winner and not a loser."
Manoj plays cricket and has acted in a few Kannada films. He is a Bengalurean.
Tenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Contestant no. 10 is TV star and businessman Basheer Bashi.
Basheer lives with two wives. His second marriage happened with the knowledge of his first wife.
He wants to change the public perception of him, which is not very good due to his second marriage.
Mohanlal jokingly appeals to the audience to not get inspired by Basheer and do a second marriage.
Ninth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Actor Aditi Rai is the ninth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. Aditi Rai is her screen name. She adopted it as Kannada filmmakers found her real name too lengthy. She speaks seven languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Tulu.
Anoop Chandran gets a rousing welcome
Mohanlal says Anoop Chandran is a very good farmer. He gets a rousing welcome from fellow housemates.
Diya Sana gets a warm welcome
Diya Sana seems to know most of the contestants. She gets a warm welcome from the housemates.
Seventh contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Social activist Diya Sana is the seventh contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.
She was behind the Kiss of love and bare chest protests in Kerala. She recalls Mohanlal had supported Kiss of love protest in one of his blog posts.
Contestants seem to have started bonding already. They play a prank on Suresh while welcoming him inside the house.
Sixth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Aristo Suresh makes an entry singing his song from Angamaly Diaries. He is the sixth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.
Mohanlal reminds Suresh that he won't get supply of alcohol inside the house before seeing him off.
Fifth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Theatre and film actor Hima Shankar is the fifth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. She saw Mohanlal for the first time in Kasi during shooting of Odiyan.
Fourth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Third contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Jagathy's daughter Sreelakshmi is the third contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam. She is returning to the spotlight after a gap of two years.
Sreelakshmi says she has the blessings of her father Jagathy Sreekumar.
My career is my first wife, says Deepan
Deepan says he got married 58 days ago and his wife Maya was not happy about him going for the show. He adds, "My career is my first wife."
Second contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Deepan Murali is a favourite of Malayalam serial audiences, says Mohanlal as he introduces the second contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam. Deepan meets Mohanlal for the first time on the Bigg Boss stage.
Mohanlal's shocking desire
"There is a beautiful swimming pool inside the house. I hope we have the fortune of seeing her take a bath in the pool," says Mohanlal.
Mohanlal welcomes Shwetha Menon
Mohanlal welcomes Shwetha Menon with a hug. He calls her 'a beautiful girl who stole everyone's hearts'.
First contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam
Shwetha Menon is the first contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. She makes an entry dancing to a Telugu song from Baahubali:The Beginning.
Bigg Boss Malayalam control room
Mohanlal also gives a glimpse of the control room where the housemates will be monitored 24/7 for the next 100 days.
In between, Mohanlal plugs public service announcements such as 'smoking is injurious to health' and 'water is precious, so use it with responsibility'.
Mohanlal's tour of Bigg Boss Malayalam house
Store room is already stocked with groceries and vegetables.
Mohanlal picks up ingridients required for making tea from the store room. As he heads to the kitchen, Bigg Boss calls him into the confession room and reminds him that everything happens according to the rules in the house. In short, he can't make tea.
Bigg boss tells Mohanlal that his time us up and now he can leave.
The entire house has been designed drawing inspiration from the tradition and culture of Kerala.
Inside Bigg Boss Malayalam house
As compared to the Tamil and Telugu versions, Bigg Boss Malayalam house looks more spacious and colourful.
Mohanlal enters Bigg Boss Malayalam house
A blindfloded Mohanlal enters the Bigg Boss Malayalam house with a walking stick to give the audience a guided tour of the newly constructed house.
Mohanlal introduces Bigg Boss Malayalam
Mohanlal explains the basics of Bigg Boss Malayalam. He says 16 different individuals will live under the same roof for 100 days without any comforts of the outside world.
Bigg Boss Malayalam begins
Bigg Boss Malayalam begins with popular punchlines from Mohanlal's blockbusters.