Bigg Boss Malayalam season 3 finale came to a grand finish on Sunday, with popular actor Manikuttan being adjudged as the title winner for the 2021 edition. The Malayalam actor, who will next be seen in blockbuster Tamil director Mani Ratnam's anthology Navarasa in the Summer of '92 segment set to premiere on Netflix on August 6, took home prize money worth Rs 75 lakh for emerging as the winner of Bigg Boss Malayalam 3. Manikuttan had surpassed the other 7 contestants vying for the trophy among whom included Anoop Krishnan, Dimpal Bhal, Kidilam Firoz, Noby Marcose, Ramzan Muhammed, Rithu Manthra and Sai Vishnu, with veteran superstar and National Award-winning actor Mohanlal calling the curtains as the host once again on the smash hit reality TV show. 

During the course of the Bigg Boss Malayalam season 3 finale, the gala event saw Mohanlal interacting with the finalists and discussing the various changes in their lives after their participation on the show. Mohanlal announced the four runners-up first among whom Ramzan Muhammed came in at the fourth place while Dimpal Bhal was declared the third runner-up. Mohanlal then announced Manikuttan as the winner of Bigg Boss Malayalam season 3, with Sai Vishnu becoming the first runner-up.

After extending his gratitude to the audience and Bigg Boss team for making the third season a super success as in line with the previous two editions, Mohanlal entered the empty house set and picked up the genie lamp, while informing viewers that he will once again return for Bigg Boss Malayalam season 4. It is to be noted that the third edition of Bigg Boss Malayalam had been temporarily halted midway when the showrunners continued to shoot the show at the EVP Film City on the outskirts of Chennai city even after the Tamil Nadu government imposed a ban on film and television shoots during the pandemic. As part of the government protocols, the authorities had stepped in and vacated contestants, cameramen, technicians and other important staff members before sealing the premises of the show.