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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Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world, and it is never getting eradicated. Refresh and try again. The author has given them life, and how wonderfully vivid their journeys have been. Vina rated it liked it Aug 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Nikita Ladhani marked it as to-read Apr 26, Anil Swarup rated it it was ok Oct 25, Shieney rated it did not like it Dec kripalni, Kirti Reddy rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Well, the reason that I thought of converting it into a film was that cinema any day has a far wider reach as compared to a book.

It’s the story of Putul krialani Laxmi, who are prostitutes and share a teacher-student relationship. 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 oripalani connect with them, feel for them, love them, hate them. Sagarika Panda marked it as to-read Jun 25, Film as a platform needs to be explored, and for the betterment of our own society.


I was glad backdeat the climax had an unexpected twist and the protagonist wasn’t forced to go down an all familiar road for penance. Just found out that this book has a sequel. It’s been 12 years since and I still feel as strongly for the process and journey of writing long fiction. Vina rated it really liked it Jun 23, But what actually drew me to them was how these women are so full of life.

Compelling story, technique of story-telling is gripping and I am definetely going to look for BackSeat now! He translated the same in his debut book, Back Seat, written at the age of 26, which was about a bar dancer who gets trapped in the trade.

Aditya Kripalani

Sweta rated it aritya was amazing Jul 18, Aditya was highly creative. Sushama marked it as to-read Apr 07, Notify me of new comments via email.

Pino marked it as to-read Dec 29, Roshni Nair rated it liked it Oct 13, I’ve always been a fan of films such as Mirch Masala, Manthan, Mother India, where women are protagonists. The duo complement one another. Also, not just me, there are so many people who are doing or wanting to do the same.

Front Seat by Aditya Kripalani

Visual, bold, compelling and fierce, it hits you when you least expect it. In all, aditja can pick this book up adjtya a casual read if you are exploring Indian literature or want to see the essence of Mumbai painted in words.

Someone whom I have a very strong connection with and whose story I will carry with me for the rest of my years. Writing is the answer to my life. It evokes a few questions about the moral fiber of the character and makes you ponder even after finishing the book.


Nikita, a one-time bar dancer, after a near fatal encounter in Sonagachi, re-enters the orbit of the Mumbai city she hates but ironically feels the safest in. Levin rated it really liked it Nov 01, Wiggnesh rated it it was amazing Apr 19, After being enthralled since childhood by the written word at the age of 22 I ended up deciding to write for life.

Back Seat is a journey. As for the characters, my favourite was Nikita who feels like someone I have known all my life. Dec 13, Aditi Sharma rated it really liked it. Nikhil Vaidya rated it it was amazing Jul 09, I mean why do you wanna name a book Back seat, well after reading the book, I think a lot did happen in the Back seat.

It was completely different and much, much satisfying.

The time spent towards sketching the scenes of the city is commendable as it makes the story believable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? I pride myself in backssat a fast reader but even by my own standards, this was the fastest read I’ve ever done.

Putul is young and rebellious, and questions the system over and over. Gauri rated it liked it Feb 22,

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