Meghe Dhaka Tara is a cinematic tribute to the Bengali Indian film maker and script writer "Ritwik Ghatak" by Kamaleswar Mukherjee. It's a journey into great director's universe. It explores Ritwik Ghatak through a fictional character, Nilkantha Bagchi, who is Ritwik's alter-ego in the film. It explores Ritwik's mental agony, struggles, inner contradictions, disappointments, his tremendous relationship with his wife (played by Ananya Chatterjee) in flashbacks through his dreams, thoughts and visions. The visuals of these flashbacks are hence an overlap across time and space. Nilkantha Bagchi is portrayed by Saswata Chatterjee, a disgraced intellectual while undergoing a treatment in the asylum, writes and stages an act with fellow patients. His wife signifies the reality between them by enduring a message of "separation is essential". He has witnessed the partition of Bengal which attracts him towards communism. A scene has been shown in the film where a book named "How to be a good communist?" is burning. A meticulous depiction of social reality, dissatisfied with communist politics.