Bigg Boss is an Indian TV show developed by Endemol Shine India through Star India and Viacom 18. It is inspired by the Dutch show Big Brother, produced in the Netherlands by John de Mol Jr. In this reality game show, several celebrity contestants are separated from the outside world for about ninety days in a custom-built house. These celebrity contestants are called housemates. One of the housemates is expelled by the public’s vote every week. Hence, the housemate left at the end is the winner. The first series of Bigg Boss was in the Hindi language. But later on, this show was extended into seven languages, including Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.
The first show of the Bigg Boss was launched in 2006. Arshad Warsi was the host. A house was constructed at Lonavla for seasons one to four and six to twelve. For season five, the house was in Karjat, and in Goregaon from season thirteen onwards. The show got a lot of popularity and success.
In 2017, Bigg Boss had completed its ten seasons in Hindi, two seasons in Bengali, and four seasons in Kannada. Tamil and Telugu versions of the show were created and were hosted by Kamal Hassan, Jr NTR, Nani, and Nagarjuna.
In 2018, the subsequent language adaptation was Marathi under Viacom 18, hosted by Mahesh Manjrekar. Then the show was adapted into Malayalam, produced by Star India, and hosted by Mohanlal.
In 2021, the Bigg Boss OTT version was adopted, and its episodes were shown on Voot. Karan Johar was its host. Now audience is waiting for Bigg Boss 16.
Bigg Boss 16 Start Date
Bigg Boss 16 will start from October 2022. Daily highlights program and the weekly eviction show on Saturday/Sunday (Weekend Ka Vaar) or Sunday/Monday(Somvaar Ka Vaar) are aired on Colors Television. The first series was aired on Sony Television. The daily highlights program contains primary happenings of the previous day. In every Saturday’s episode, the host explains the achievements of the housemates and particular tasks. In comparison, Sunday’s episode involves a fun segment with guests and expulsion from the file of housemates nominated that week.
From Season 14 onwards, Bigg Boss launched a 24×7 live channel for Voot and At Bigg Boss 16 Watch Online. This season has also partnered with the official nutrition partner FMCG brand Nourish.
Eligibility for Bigg Boss housemates
Do you want to become the Bigg Boss contestant? Every Indian citizen with an age of more than 18 years has the golden opportunity to share the Bigg Boss house with celebrities. First, you need to fill out a registration form. Then you upload your video of a maximum of three minutes in which you present yourself to become eligible for a housemate.
In the past, primarily celebrities were chosen as housemates. But from Season 10 onwards, commoners are added on a significant scale.
Bigg Boss house
A Bigg Boss house is decorated and well furnished. It consists of 1-2 bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living area, a storeroom, a confession room, and a kitchen. The confession room is used for the nomination process. The house has all modern facilities, including a gym, pool, activity area, and garden.
It should be known that telephones, television and internet connection, clocks, papers, and pens are not allowed in this house.
Rules for housemates
The residents of the Bigg Boss 16 house are not allowed to talk in any other language except Hindi. They cannot tamper with any electrical devices or anything in the house. They are not supposed to leave the house without permission. Physical violence is strictly prohibited. The house inmates are not permitted to discuss the nomination process with anyone, sleep until the lights go off, and talk to anyone outside the Smoking Area. All rules are still unknown to the audience.
Sometimes, the housemates are nominated by someone with special privileges to break laws or something else. A contestant can be evicted out of the house if something serious happens.
The residents of Bigg Boss house are required to indulge in housework. An omnipresent authority figure is present in the Bigg Boss house, which is called Bigg Boss. This authority assigns several tasks to housemates. The primary purpose of these tasks is to check the housemates’ teamwork abilities and community spirits.
Nomination, voting, and declaration of the winner
Every week, housemates nominate two of their peers for expulsion. The housemates with the most nominations would face a public vote. One with the least public vote would leave and is called ‘evicted’ from the house. However, Bigg Boss has the power to change the decision. In the last week, only 3-5 housemates are left. Again there is public voting. Congratulations to the housemate with the largest vote! He is the final winner.
The show has launched fifteen seasons, one spin-off version, and one OTT season in the past fifteen years. Thus, 1360 episodes have been released till now.
The first series of Bigg Boss has 87 episodes. It started from 3 November 2006 to 26 January 2007 and got 2.72 TRP (Television Rating Points). This series had the lowest TRP till all the 10 Bigg Boss seasons. Rahul Roy was the winner. Then Shilpa Shetty hosted the second series, which consists of 99 episodes. This series started on 17 August 2008 and ended on 22 November 2008. Bigg Boss season 2 got an average TRP of 2.89, which was better than the first.
Famous Indian film actor Amitabh Bachchan was the host of the third series. Despite Amitabh Bachchan, the show could not attract viewers. But due to the magic of Salman Khan, Bigg Boss 4 obtained the highest ratings of 6.70. Hence, after Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan has become the primary host.
The series consisting of 122 episodes is 15th, which started on 2 October 2021 till 30 January 2022. Tejasswi Prakash was the winner who received ₹40 lakh (US$53,000) as prize money.
Karan Johar is the host of the digital version of the show called Bigg Boss OTT through Voot for 24×7 coverage.
Bigg Boss: Pros and cons
Bigg Bos is entertainment for viewers. Celebrities get an opportunity in front of their fans to clarify their stands on controversies. Games and tasks assigned to housemates improve their creativity. Individual tasks and testing times help a person examine his hidden skills. The winner can gainfully use his prize money. Celebrities who are not so popular get a chance to establish their careers. TRP of Colors Tv gets amplification due to such popular shows.
People of different backgrounds need to change the environment in the house and improve their behavior. One learns to respect the values of another housemate. Participants get a chance to show their skills to viewers.
However, Bigg Boss may not be considered a family show because it concentrates on romance and conspiracies. Kids have a negative impact when they see backbiting, bitching, and catfights. Younger girls demotivate due to the behavior of celebrities like item girls and porn queens. Some people believe that there is no transparency in voting.
Despite all these cons, Bigg Boss OTT 2 has been involved in delivering loads of entertainment and fun to the people.