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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After being enthralled since childhood by the written word at the age of 22 I ended up deciding to write for life. Paperbackpages. Nitin marked it as to-read Jul 16, Hardcoverpages. 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.

Queen, meanwhile, was an exception. The way kripalami story has been presented is absolutely brilliant and shows a maturity which is amazing for a second book writer. Virag Bhansali rated it really liked it Nov 20, It bac,seat an unseen part of Bombay and the human psyche. 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.

Preview zditya Front Seat by Aditya Kripalani. But till then, this review stands! Back Seat is a journey.

Front Seat

I met many sex workers who operate on the streets of Mumbai. After being enthralled since childhood by the written word at the age of 22 I ended up deciding to write for life. Visual, bold, compelling and fierce, it hits you when you least expect it. 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.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Ravi Ilkal marked it as to-read Mar 08, Their angst, their dealing with the cards life has dealt to them, their struggle to overcome the obstacles, their interaction with each other will make you connect with them, feel for them, love them, hate them.

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Felt that end could have been little better. 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.

There were enough bloopers around to indicate that the above was not clever wordplay. But in the scuffle, both his father and mother die, leaving him an orphan. Aditya Kriplan This book starts off with promise of being a different take but adityx ends up like a Bollywood movie.

He would sit in local Mumbai trains at a certain hour every day, and sing his krjpalani, strumming his guitar. I was very curious about the title. The narrative pace ensures that boredom doesn’t set in, so if you really have nothing else that you want to pay attention to, go ahead and read away. The books is slow paced and there are unnecessary details and descriptions building the story.

All I had to do was become a customer. Shashank is krilalani little child inside of every one of us who only wants to be loved and accepted. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As for the characters, my favourite was Nikita who feels like someone I have known all my life. As I said earlier, they live life to the fullest and possess a brilliant sense of acquaintance.


Nikita took a hasty decision due to the trauma of a past incident which jeopardised their abckseat.

We sold almost one thousand copies that way! Bigg Boss 12 update: Aditya Kriplan This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow ends up like a Bollywood movie. A young girl, Asawari, loses her father in an accident during Ganapati Visarjan and then a few years later her first love, Aslam, iripalani killed in a fight in Mumbai.

Prakash Balakrishnan rated it really liked it Nov 28, To ask other readers questions about Back Seatplease sign up. Abhijeet Panwar rated it it was ok Oct 14, 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.

Back Seat: A Mumbai Tale

These three protagonists seem like they actually exist out there, in real life, somewhere. The heroines are the heroes in Tikli iripalani Laxmi Bomb.

The language is Marathinglish, and it’s possible you might pick up a few non-English phrases by the time you finish the book.