Bigg Boss Tamil 5 finally got its winner on Sunday (January 16). Actor Raju Jeyamohan was announced the ultimate winner of the popular reality show hosted by Kamal Haasan. Anchor Priyanka Deshpande emerged as the first runner up of the show, while actress Pavni Reddy became the third runner up. Dance choreographer Amir and entrepreneur-model Niroop Nandakumar were declared the third and fourth runner up respectively.
The show premiered on October 3 last year with 20 contestants including 2 wild cards. Other than the finalists, Namitha Marimuthu, Nadia Chang, Chinnaponnu, Suruthi, Mathumitha, Isaivani, Iykki Berry, Abishek, Imman, Abhinay, Akshara Reddy, Varun, Sanjeev, Ciby Chandran and Thamarai Selvi were also a part of the show.
Well, the finale episode featured some of the ex-contestants and actor Sivakartikeyan. Interestingly, Kamal Haasan announced his next movie production with the Doctor actor in the lead role. Ulaganaygan also announced the show's OTT version- Bigg Boss Ultimate on the finale stage.
Highlights of Bigg Boss 5 Tamil finale is here!
10:35 PM: Raju Jeyamohan is the winner of Bigg Boss 5 Tamil, Priyanka Deshpande emerges as the first runner up.
10:30 PM: Raju calls it a dream moment, while Priyanka thanks fans for the support and shares that her dream has finally come true.
10:20 PM: Kamal welcomes the finalists to the stage after the lights go off inside the house
10:15 PM: The host takes pictures with the two finalists.
10:12 PM: Kamal Haasan enters the madhouse. Priyanka reveals that Raju was the scriptwriter of her first show. Interestingly, Raju was one of the contestants of a show hosted by Priyanka.
09:58 PM: Bigg Boss' heartfelt message makes the two finalists, Priyanka and Raju emotional.
09: 49: Pavani says being in the third position is a proud moment for her. Adds that she feels much stronger after being part of the reality show.
09:47 PM: 3 bikers enter the madhouse to bring the second runner up of the show. Pavani gets evicted.
09: 36 PM: Sivakartikeyan unveils the logo of Bigg Boss Ultimate. The show will be streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and will be hosted by Kamal.
09:34 PM: Sivakartikeyan interacts with the 3 finalists. Praises all the contestants for staying inside the house stans their cell phones.
09:22 PM: Kamal announces his next movie production starring Sivakartikeyan. The actor joins him on the stage. The duo release the teaser of their upcoming venture.
08: 50 PM: Kamal sends Pavni, Amir and Raju to different locations of the house and drops a hint that one among them will be eliminated next. Amir, who entered the house as the first wild card contestant, now becomes the third runner up of BB Tamil 5.
08:20 PM: A bunch of comedy artists including Nanjil Vijayan and Bala stage a spoof on Bigg Boss 5 Tamil.
08:09 PM: Akshara Reddy and Varun set the floor ablaze with their dance performance.
08: 06 PM: The fourth runner up says that he 'wanted to finish the race which he started' and thinks he has done that already.
07:55 PM: Niroop gets evicted. He comes out of the house with the dancers.
07: 51 PM: Kamal sends 5 zestful dancers of the show inside the madhouse. They groove with the finalists.
07:40 PM: The highly coveted winner's trophy is unveiled inside the house.
07:35 PM: Kamal Haasan says the five finalists in the frame are already winners to him. He surprises them with thoughtful gifts. Amir gets a pair of red shoes, Pavni a watch, Raju a golden pen, Priyanka Deshpande a golden mic and Niroop a fedora hat.
07:20 PM: The contestants talk to their family members, who express their support and also hint them about their fan following outside the madhouse.
07: 17 PM: The host talks to the family members of the finalists and later takes the audience inside the house, decorated with colours and lights.
07: 13 PM: The 5 finalists look uber stylish as they get dressed up for the big day.
07:01 PM: Kamal presents the emotionally charged journey of Bigg Boss Tamil 5 finalists Raju, Priyanka, Pavni, Amir and Niroop.
06: 47 PM: Kamal interacts with the ex-contestants.
06:45 PM: The former contestants join him on the stage. A few of them enter the stage grooving on trending songs. Namitha Marimuthu, Mathumitha, Abishek and Imman Annachi miss the event.
06: 38 PM: Soon after, the popular reality show's host and legendary actor Kamal Haasan makes a dashing entry. He looks stylish in a black and blue outfit.
06:32 PM: The finale of Bigg Boss 5 Tamil begins with a spectacular light show.