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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Natalie Scott rated it really liked it Sep 05, No wonder the headlines kripalnai always catchy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Talking about details, there is this one situation when the female protagonist is advising her best friend how to dress better and ways to control her better half and she is doing all this while preparing crab masala which almost makes you learn how it is prepared Contact us for your story.

Aditya was highly creative.

Film-making, I would say! I met many sex workers who operate on the streets of Mumbai. Return to Book Page. And all the more reason to make a film, and not a documentary. The story just grips you until you get totally consumed by it and then you cannot put it down. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Jan 02, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it. Sagarika Panda marked it as to-read Jun 25, Nikhil Vaidya rated it it was amazing Jul 09, The 3 protaganists in the novel are vastly different and yet have a lot in common.


This book made me realize that Indian authors have plenty to offer. Email Address never made public.

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

The simple tone he chose for the book was fitting and the description elaborate. I began my research 10 years ago when I started work on my first book, Back Seat. He was just a regular year-old, riding high on hormones when he started visiting dance bars.

He became a singer and music composer, and made several videos. Then he wrote his third book Tikli and Laxmi Bomb about two sex-workers who take their business into their own hands, and do away with predatory pimps. The plot itself is fairly predictable except for patches, and the pace makes it bearable. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Nikita, a one-time bar dancer, after a near fatal encounter in Sonagachi, re-enters the orbit of the Mumbai city she hates but ironically feels the safest in. And that according to me makes a difference, however small or big.

Dec 13, Aditi Sharma rated it really liked it. Preview — Back Seat by Aditya Kripalani. He now lives in Singapore, his other home, but forever in a love-hate relationship with Mumbai, interestingly, it was the very city that formed the backdrop of all his plots.

Its a must read book for any bombayite. And as I speak, I can even recall an instance where I had just started about my random chat the way those conversations happenedand her wet shirt caught my attention, clearly she was lactating.

They talked to me very fondly, and enjoyed every song of his. Trivia About Back Seat: For example, both Pink and Dangal have strongly talked about women, but Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan are the heroes. Suren Vagadia marked it as to-read Jul 18, There are loose ends and lots of masala but what fills this book with life is the description of the city of dreams -Mumbai.


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Back Seat: A Mumbai Tale by Aditya Kripalani

Kripalani talks about his journey from books to movies:. There were enough bloopers around to indicate that the above was not clever wordplay. 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.

You just have to read the book to know! You are commenting using your Adjtya account. Mar 28, Gaurav rated it really liked it.

Lists with This Book. Sumayya rated it really liked it Nov 18, It also shows how quickly mumbaiytes get over their guilt and move on with their normal lives, burying all guilt of their past behavior and the harm kgipalani may have inflicted on others.


Can someone explain it to the author. 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. Purushottam Iyer rated it really liked it Nov 28, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.