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 book gives a good account of Mumbai and its nightlife.

Bhagirath N marked it as to-read Mar 24, You won’t find any trace of sadness in them and their zeal for life is infectious. No trivia or quizzes yet. And why because it gave me the opportunity to bring all the hats under one large hat. The book uses lots of expletives which often appear out of place in the social context described.

Putul is a firebrand woman. Tanay Karmakar rated it really liked it May 09, He became a singer and music composer, and made several videos. Mar 15, Jasmin rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Laxmi, on the other hand, carries the storm more within herself than outside. There were enough bloopers around to indicate that the above was not clever wordplay. Tikli and Laxmi are two sex workers who work on S. First published in the August issue of eShe magazine Share: Vina kripapani it liked it Aug 14, Film-making, I would say! Would you shed some light on these words? I am just awaiting for Aditya Kriplani’s next book!

Front Seat

Dhaval Panchal marked it as to-read Jun 06, It’s been 12 years since and I still feel as strongly for the process and journey of writing long fiction. It is their life and they accept and live it the way it is. Vijay flees away to Mumbai, the city of dreams, and is employed as a driver to a rich, spoilt, brat Shashank.

The characters are uni-dimensional, though on a few occasions, they backkseat out of their skin and go roaming randomly. Jun 23, Ananya Kakoti Sarmah rated it really liked it. All I had krjpalani do was become a customer. Nikhil Vaidya rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Accompanied by the building watchman, the 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.

Swati Dusija rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Written By Chhavi Bhatia.

Want to Read saving…. Sep 18, Gopi rated it liked it. View all 9 comments. 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.


For example, zditya Pink adifya Dangal have strongly talked about women, but Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan are the heroes.

Nitin marked it as to-read Jul 16, Ritika Sharma rated it liked it Oct 15, A strong piece for bollywood. Feb 22, Amogha rated it it was ok Shelves: The author has given them life, and how wonderfully vivid their journeys have been.

Front Seat by Aditya Kripalani

Ami Patel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, To view it, click here. Pakhi rated it really liked it Nov 14, She also helped him co-produce the film, handling all aspects of film budgeting and finances, while continuing with her kripslani job, travelling back and forth for two years from Singapore.

How difficult was it for you to approach them, and more than that, to get them to talk about their stories? This book made me realize that Indian authors have plenty to offer.