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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It is very rare that the sequel of the book turns out to be better than the original one. Shraddha Wakchoure marked it as to-read Jan 24, Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Wiggnesh rated it it was amazing Apr 19, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

And why because it gave me the opportunity to bring all the hats under one large hat. Ami Patel rated it it was amazing Xditya 24, Books by Aditya Kripalani.

Aditya Kripalani – EARS

The rest of the pages is stupid explanation of a bar dancer’s skirt or inability of the author to Google and this book is not for people who read books also for the pleasure of letting the language seduce you like Mr. But what made me look at it from different perspectives, was their way of living life. She has an insatiable curiosity and questions everything.

It’s the story of Putul and Laxmi, who are prostitutes and share a teacher-student relationship. The time spent towards sketching the scenes of the city is commendable as it makes the story believable.


For example, they take extra care while soliciting customers on the road to see that there are no men in the back seat of the car. Two years ago, he wrote an album of songs that he decided to release to the general public instead of the usual route. Shruti Pasricha rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Vijay flees away to Mumbai, the city of dreams, adktya is employed as a driver to a rich, spoilt, brat Shashank.

I am thinking a person with his characteristic traits of jealously and not the sharing type should feel even more guilty spending all his nights with sex workers! 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.

Notify me of new posts via email. For a teenager trying to learn about birds and bees, I started feeling strongly for the deplorable conditions they work in. Vina rated it liked it Aug 14, To view it, click here.

I’ve always been a fan of films with female protagonists: Aditya Kripalani

You walk out of your space on a set and everyone looks up to krpalani for direction and answers. Shankar Ghosh rated it liked it Mar 05, Hardcoverpages. Can someone explain it to the author. It’s been 12 years since and I still feel as strongly for the process and journey of bzckseat long fiction. Levin rated it really liked it Nov 01, This time Bafkseat simply had to take a drive out in my car, get them to walk-in, make the payment, and then adityw what I had to do, which to their surprise, was talking, and not sex.


It uncovers an unseen part of Bombay and the human psyche. However,what stands out are accurate and detailed account of the City of Mumbai,a remarkable climax and a pragmatic ending. Tripathi as its patron saint now. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 28, Gaurav rated it really liked it. How powerful do you backsea films are as a medium to discuss gender equality and other such issues?

The books is slow paced and there are unnecessary details and descriptions building the story. Swami rated it liked it Jan 31, Everything about Mumbai is embodied in the book, right from the lives of Mumbaikars, the famous buildings, the fashion streets, the spirit of Mumbai, the accent and food style of people of Mumbai, everything about Mumbai shines bright in the book.

Anil Swarup rated it it was ok Oct 25, The simple tone he chose for the book was fitting and the description elaborate.

I’ve always been a fan of films with female protagonists: Aditya Kripalani

Myra rated it really liked it Sep 18, Nice storyline as well. Sushama marked it as to-read Apr 07, In a desperate attempt to escape from reality he turns to drugs and booze. I thoroughly appreciate the author for having accomplished this seemingly impossible task of giving the readers a glimpse of what Mumbai truly is.

Prakash Balakrishnan rated it really liked it Nov 28, Providing a perfect milieu to the whole drama is Mumbai.