Like their female counterparts, who work in multiple movies at a time, actors down south don't spread themselves so thin.
They concentrate on one film at a film, and they, invariably, turn out to be the biggies of the year.
Joginder Tuteja points us to the busiest actors down south.
Currently working in: Bigil
Vijay plays a football coach in his next film, Bigil.
He teams up with Nayanthara and Jackie Shroff, as well as director Atlee Kumar, who is known for hits like Mersal and Theri.
This is a much-awaited Diwali release for Vijay fans.
Currently working in: Sarileru Neekevvaru
Mahesh Babu gets ready for the action film Sarileru Neekevvaru, a major part of which was shot in Kashmir.
It is set for a Makar Sakranti 2020 release.
Currently working in: Hero
The Arjun Reddy star has become a popular name in the country, thanks to the film's blockbuster Hindi remake, Kabir Singh.
It has made his next film Hero a biggie already.
Vijay will play a professional bike in the new Anand Annamalai film.
Currently working in: Saaho
The long wait to see Prabhas on the big screen again will finally end with Saaho.
Made in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi as well as Malayalam, the actioner is one of the biggest films of the year, as all eyes are trained on the Baahubali actor's next.
Currently working in: Kaappaan, Soorarai Pottru
Kaappaan is a multi-starrer action movie, where Suriya shares the screen with Mohanlal, Arya as well as Sayyeshaa Saigal.
Directed by K V Anand, the Telugu dubbed version of the film is called Bandobast.
Soorarai Pottru is based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath.
Currently working in: Darbar
We see Rajinikanth return as a cop after a long time, and this is what makes Darbar even more interesting.
The Tamil Superstar opts for a commercial potboiler and chooses Nayanthara as his leading lady.
Suniel Shetty has a crucial role too.
The film has been directed by AR Murugadoss.
Currently working in: Ittymaani: Made in China, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, Kaappaan, Big Brother
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has quite a lot on his plate.
Ittymaani: Made in China is a comedy directed by first-timers Jibi-Joju, and is being readied for an Onam release.
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is a historical helmed by Priyadarshan. Set in the 16th century, and reportedly among the most expensive Malayalam films ever made, the film co-stars Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthi Suresh and Suniel Shetty.
Besides Kaappaan, he also has Big Brother, an action-comedy directed by Siddique.
Currently working in: Pattas, Enai Noki Paayum Thota
Dhanush discovers love all over again in the romantic thriller in Gautam Menon's Enai Noki Paayum Thota.
He wears a cool look in his other film, Pattas, and looks even more youthful.
Unfortunately, his next Bollywood film still awaits him.
Currently working in: Idam Porul Yaeval, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Sanga Thamizhan, Thuglak, Kadaisi Vivasayi, Edaku 2018
Vijay Sethupathi has a slew of releases, starting with the Telugu epic drama, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, co-starring Chiranjeevi, Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, Anusha Shetty, Nayanthara, Tamaanaah and Amitabh Bachchan.
Up next, will be the Tamil drama Idam Porul Yaeval, directed by Seenu Ramasamy.
Vijay takes up the lead role in the action movie Sanga Thamizhan, opposite Raashi Khanna.
Thuglak is a political satire directed by Delhi Prasad Deenadayal.
The actor plays a farmer in M Manikandan's Kadaisi Vivasayi.
Edaku 2018 has been directed by Shivan, and co-stars Chitra Shenoy.
Currently working in: Pailwaan, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Dabangg 3, Risen, Kotigobba 3
Kannada star Sudeep plays a double role of a wrestler and boxer in Pailwaan, co-starring Suniel Shetty.
He also plays a key role in Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 as well as the Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.
Sudeep returns in the third installment of Kotigobba, with a story he has reportedly written himself.
He makes his international debut in Risen, directed by Eddie Arya. A sci-fi film, it's about the events that follow a meteorite explosion in Alaska.
Currently working in: KGF 2
Yash became a superstar when his Kannada film KGF became a pan-India blockbuster.
Now, the film gets a sequel.
Sanjay Dutt joins the cast here.