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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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, he has to haul him away to his house. Kirti Reddy rated it it was amazing Jan 09, During my backsat with them, I came to know of the dangers they face on a daily basis just to earn a living.

I picked up this book with a casual intent. Ritika Sharma rated it liked it Oct 15, I began my research 10 years ago when I started work on my first book, Back Seat. We all have our own sources of creativity, and for Aditya, it came from his observations of the multi-faceted Mumbai city.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The time spent towards sketching the scenes of the city is commendable as it kripalni the story believable.


How difficult was it for you to approach them, and more than that, to get them to talk about their stories?

Refresh and try again. Sweta visited Mumbai and travelled with Aditya on a train to see what exactly he was up to. Lists with This Book. 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.

To view it, click here. Maybe the qualms I had about the not-so-smooth ending of this book will change through it.

Back Seat: A Mumbai Tale

Rahul Rajasekharan Nair marked it as to-read Feb 22, In a desperate attempt to escape from reality he turns to drugs and booze. Film as a platform needs to be explored, bsckseat for the betterment of our own society.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 28, Apoorva rated it liked it.

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Sreesanth, Dipika Kakar, Deepak Thakur make it to top 3; will it be price money or trophy for them? You walk out of your space on a set and everyone looks up to you for direction and answers.

She meets Siddharth, a novelist, whose goal is to fritter away the remnants of his consciousness and existence, distracting himself from a deep pain of loss by spending time in alcohol, drugs and paid sex.


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

Jinal added it May 31, Was this article empowering? It evokes a few questions about the moral fiber of the character and kripaalani you ponder even after finishing the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. Prapti Dhonde rated it it was ok Oct 07, I felt the story was being dragged at the end, otherwise it makes a good read.

Sarika rated it liked it Jul 30, I knew I’ll getting an entire recipe and so did I.