Aditya Kripalani (born 20 October ) is an Indian filmmaker, writer, musician and producer. He is best known for his books Backseat, Frontseat and Tikli and. From the pristine beauty of Ratnagiri, tucked away on the Konkan shoreline, to the sea of solitude amidst the clutter of Mumbai Backseat traces. Aditya Kripalani and Sweta Chhabria met in college when they were 17, Soon after they got married, Aditya wrote a book called Back Seat.

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Fill in additya details below or click an icon to log in: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. She launched a crowd-funding campaign in Singapore, sent out emails requesting people to donate funds, and hosted an event.

I avitya very curious about the title. Return to Book Page. And all the more reason to make a film, and not a documentary. I thought of it as a chance to have the subject the audience at my disposal, and I had to make the most of it. The good thing about the book is Bombay itself, as the author successfully captures the city’s flavours through his characters.

The first couple of chapters introduced enough action to make me go ahead. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by kripallani. No wonder the headlines are always catchy.

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The last four of five pages had too many implausible twists and turns that left the plot kind of lynched. In a desperate attempt to escape from reality he turns to drugs and booze.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I picked up this book with a casual intent.

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Preview — Back Seat by Aditya Kripalani. Nov 13, Gautam Mehra rated it it was amazing. He translated the same in his debut book, Back Seat, written at the age of 26, which was about a bar dancer who gets trapped in the trade.

It shows how next gen in underworld is developing friendship with rich kids to find potential customers for drugs and other stuff they deal in. And why because it gave me the opportunity to bring all the hats under one large hat.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Trivia About Front Seat. This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow ends up like a Bollywood movie. Aditya Kriplani has used the simplest form of prose to transition the journey of individuals in a city that really has something new to offer everyday.

Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I was glad that the climax had an unexpected twist and the protagonist wasn’t forced to go down an all familiar road for penance.

But this time Nikita thinks she has less to lose.

Ravi Ilkal marked it as to-read Mar 08, I met many sex workers who operate on the streets of Mumbai. Contact us for your story. All I had to do was become a customer.

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Wife Sweta Spills the Beans on Life with Author-Filmmaker Aditya Kripalani

Laxmi represents the old order. Purushottam Iyer rated it really liked it Nov 28, It uncovers an unseen part of Bombay and the human psyche. There are loose ends and lots of masala but what fills this book with life is the description of the city of dreams -Mumbai. Aditya Kriplan This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow ends up like a Bollywood movie.


It evokes a few questions about the moral fiber of adiitya character and makes you ponder even after finishing the book.

It was wonderful talking to you, Aditya. In all, you can pick this book up for a casual read if you are exploring Indian literature or want to see the essence of Mumbai painted in words. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book definitely stands out in the present day Indian literature where the market is flooded with mindless romance written by half-boiled writer beans.

The whole story is like a script of a movie. And yet they were drawn together. It is not just the women that are the part of it, it is also men, who are the other leg of the business. Two years ago, he wrote an album of songs that he decided to release wditya the general public instead of the usual route. You walk out of your space on a set and everyone looks up to you for direction and answers.