Bigg Boss Malayalam is the Malayalam version of the Bigg Boss franchise, which is popular across India, and is based on the Dutch reality TV show Big Brother. The Malayalam version began in 2018, and saw only two seasons. The second season started in January 2020 but had to be cut short due to the Corona outbreak. Both seasons have been hosted by Mohanlal, the superstar of Mollywood.
The Bigg Boss House is basically where these contestants will have to stay, usually for about 3 months. They will be isolated from the outside world, with no access to telephones, TV, or newspapers. They cannot sleep in or nap during the day, they cannot read or write, and they all have to divide duties of the house among themselves. Living together, the contestants must solve challenges and complete tasks that Bigg Boss gives them. Every week they will have a number of tasks, mostly in order to procure their supplies. Every week the housemates can nominate a few contestants for eviction, and based on viewers’ votes, elimination is decided. Of course, there are surprises every step of the way, with wild card entries, daunting challenges, and conflicts among the housemates.