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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This time I simply had to take a drive out in my car, get them to walk-in, make the payment, and then do what I had to do, which kripalwni their surprise, was talking, and not sex.

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

She launched a crowd-funding campaign in Singapore, sent out emails requesting people to donate funds, and hosted an event. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Bhagirath N marked it as to-read Mar 24, Apr 20, Arhatia rated it it was amazing.

The time spent towards sketching the scenes of the city is commendable as it makes the story believable. There are loose ends and lots of masala but what fills this book with life is the description of the city of dreams -Mumbai. And why because it gave me the opportunity to bring all the hats under one large hat. Sold into the sex trade, she becomes the star performer at Athithi Dance Bar.

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The story manages to depict the various aspects such as drugs, prostitution, business constitution, unexpected camaraderie, plight of the poor people in contrast with the rich, etc rather realistically — a huge plus in the otherwise not-so-intriguing plot.


As a novelist, meanwhile, life is comparatively more solitary. Ami Patel rated it it was amazing Oct kripalanni, The storyline is good but the relevant content in the book won’t exceed fifty pages.

A young girl, Asawari, loses her father in an accident during Ganapati Visarjan and then a few years later her first love, Aslam, is killed in a fight in Mumbai. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Anupriya Subramanium rated it really liked it Nov 30, Does this book push you to examine your own sense of Morality? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. kripwlani

Aditya Kriplani has managed to capture the essence of Mumbai, wrap it up with rightly chosen words to describe it, and when he presents it to the reader, the essence is not lost one bit. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Which, at first, Laxmi tries to deal with ignorance, followed by explanations, only to later give in, and eventually join hands with Putul, to revolt against the patriarchal trend in the sex world and rise to take the business in their hands.

His job is to drive Shashank around at night to the various discos, prostitute houses and hotels and sometimes when Shashank is too stoned or drunk, kripaoani has to haul him away to adifya house. How difficult was it for you to approach them, and more than that, to get them to talk about their stories?

Gauri rated it liked it Feb 22, It evokes a few questions about the moral fiber of the character and makes you ponder even after finishing the book. For example, both Pink and Dangal have strongly talked about women, but Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan are the heroes.


Back Seat by Aditya Kripalani

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I did expect a little more though. It also depicts the apathy and ruthlessness that marks Mumbai and points to the dark side of the city. First published in the August issue of eShe magazine Share: 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! Some how this book seems to me nice, a bollywood theme may be.

Everything about Mumbai is embodied in the book, right from the lives of Mumbaikars, the famous buildings, bavkseat fashion streets, the spirit of Mumbai, the accent and food style of people of Mumbai, everything about Mumbai shines bright in the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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You walk out of your space on a set and everyone looks up to you for direction and answers. Nikhil Vaidya rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Accompanied by the building watchman, kripqlani bars were one of the few sources that satiated the teenager’s curiosity, which later turned into an eagerness to know about the dark underbelly of the dancers’ lives.