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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Jane Goodman rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Apr 20, Arhatia rated it it was amazing. For a teenager trying to learn about birds and bees, I started feeling strongly for the deplorable conditions they work in.

From being an assistant director in your initial phase to directing your self-authored book, how different avitya the experience? After being enthralled since childhood by the written word at the age of 22 I ended up deciding to write for life.

Sep 18, Gopi rated it liked it. Notify me of new comments via email. While I still could digest the profanities in the book, what left me disappointed was the ending which was brusque, as if the author was in a real hurry to finish off the book.

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The first couple of chapters introduced enough action to make me go ahead. Soon after they got married, Aditya wrote a book called Back Seat and decided to self-publish it. Roshni Nair rated it liked it Oct 13, Prapti Dhonde rated krlpalani it was ok Oct 07, Ami Patel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, The books is slow paced and there are unnecessary details and descriptions building the story. Laxmi represents the old order.

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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 kri;alani the rich, etc rather realistically — a huge plus in the otherwise not-so-intriguing plot. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Pino marked it as to-read Dec 29, Vina rated it liked it Aug 14, Abhijeet Panwar rated it it was ok Oct 14, After being enthralled since childhood by the written word at the age of 22 I ended up deciding to write for life. Film as a platform needs to be explored, and for the betterment of our own society.

Open Preview See a Problem? The strength of the book lies in the vivid description of the life in Bombay from the perspectives of three different characters. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Want to Read saving…. Suren Vagadia marked it as to-read Jul 18, Rahul Rajasekharan Nair marked it as to-read Feb 22, Interestingly, it was only in hindsight that it struck me about how I never came about to ask them about their life decisions regarding their children.

Preview aaditya Back Seat by Aditya Kripalani. We will definitely see many more books from Mr AK in coming years! The way this story has been presented is absolutely brilliant and shows a maturity which is amazing for a second book writer.

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Nikita Ladhani marked it as to-read Apr 26, Visual, bold, compelling and fierce, it hits you when you least expect it. It uncovers an unseen part of Bombay and the human psyche.


This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow ends up like a Bollywood movie. Refresh and try again.

A teenage boy from Bihar, after witnessing domestic abuse daily in his house, one day decides to act and save his mother from his sadistic father. As also, that the world they belong to is not isolated, people who call them of another world, are many times found or not to be moving in and out of that very world themselves.

It was later picked up by a publisher, and Aditya had no trouble finding a distributor for his second book.

She also helped him co-produce the film, handling all aspects of film budgeting and finances, while continuing with her adityx job, travelling back and forth for two years from Singapore. Does this book push you to examine your own sense of Morality?

Vijay flees away to Mumbai, the city of dreams, and additya employed as a driver to a rich, spoilt, brat Shashank. Despite the fact that I squirmed in the initial axitya, it did give a raucous feel to the book.

Some how this book seems to me nice, a bollywood theme may be. 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.