Friday, May 03, 2013

How 2 bureaucrat friends are scripting a satire on jealousy, envy and contempt

Ampady (left), Prasanth
IT’S not a script on corridors of power. Two civil servants, N Prasanth and K Ampady have teamed up to pen a satire based on the recent discovery of the God Particle. It will be a script for a new Malayalam film with an unusual title...
Aa.ku.pu Complex which is an abbreviation of three Malayalam words asooya, kushumbu and pucham. In English, it means “jealousy-envy-contempt complex”.
33-year-old Prasanth is a 2007 batch IAS and is currently MD of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. He was an LLB before joining as IAS. Dr K Ampady, an Indian Information Service officer, is now the managing director of Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation.
The film is likely to be directed by VK Prakash, with Indrajith in the lead, according to local media reports. Indrajith, the son of late actor Sukumaran, is one of the most prominent cine stars in Malayalam cinema.
Prasanth is quoted by Hindu newspaper as saying that Ampady and he are “good friends” and whenever they get together they “often discuss movies”. Then they decided to collaborate for the upcoming movie which will have two heroes and two heroines.
Indrajith is likely to play the role of an aspiring bureaucrat. The character is scripted in such a way that he is out and out cynical about anything and everything.

Action and Appointments
a) Ms Petal Dhillon, a 2002 batch IRTS officer, has been appointed as deputy secretary in the department of economic affairs (DEA) under the ministry of finance for a period of four years.
b) Ms Stuti Narain Kackar, a 1978 batch UP cadre IAS and currently secretary, department of disability affairs, is given additional charge of the post of secretary of department of social justice and empowerment for three months.


  1. Enjoyed the story. Kindly post more such off-beat items. All the best

  2. A societal genetic lab should be around to decipher this complex,identify and isolate the rogue gene maybe!Hearty congrats and best wishes for the duo.