This is the second political film of the year 2009. First one was Kaalbela by Goutam Ghose. Siddhanta is directed by Abhik Roy. This film is set in a North Bengal village. And the content is the contradiction between the left and the ultra left regarding different political issues.
But the main trouble of Siddhanta is that the screenplay never specifically clears about the political issues. The characters only say that, “we have difference in thinking”, but what the thoughts are and where lies the difference is not clearly mentioned. In that regard, though it appears like a political film, in reality is does not speak about politics at all. Only once the heroine of the film Nabanita (Rimjhim Gupta) says, “we are terrorists, we represent the people’s army”, but it is also evident from her expression that she utter those words without understanding the gravity of the words like terrorist or people’s army. The way four girls and a boy drill with toy pistols and guns evokes only laughter.
This political story has a love story in the foreground. Anjan (Bhaskar) and Nabanita are college friends. They love each other. Anjan does college politics, and of course left politics. Nabanita supports him. One day Abani (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) comes to Anjan and tells party has expelled him. Some days later Abani takes Anjan and Nabanita to a secret place where they meet Madhav (Sumanta Mukherjee) who leads a ultra-left party who believe in armed revolution.
Up to this story line is exactly like Kaalbela. Now the twist and tale starts. One day Anjan without informing anybody, and even Nabanita, leaves for Delhi. The films starts with Nabanita leading and terrorist group. In a village of North Bengal. This group gets one information from their leader Abani, that one Amar Sengupta is coming to their village to give a speech on the Republic Day. Abani has instructed Nabanita to arrange a killing of Amar Sengupta. Nabanita finds that Amar is none other than her lost love Anjan. She starts investigating why Anjan has changed his name to Amar? Then the flash back comes between their relationship.
Nabanita decides to kill Amar/Anjan, but before that she has to know the story of betrayal. Is Amar and Anjan are same person or will actually Nabanita be successful in killing Amar/Anjan? These questios make the film a poor suspense thriller than a worse political film.