馬利是個人見人怕的流氓，他以勒索和捉弄村民為樂。希里全家剛搬到這個村莊，剛開始非常厭惡馬利的行為。 某次希里被其他流氓欺負時，馬利救了她。希里開始覺得馬利不是她想像的那麼壞,，兩人愈來愈親近。但馬利向希里告白，卻被拒絕了。 阿俊警官是新上任的副督察，,聽聞馬利曾犯下謀殺案，但案子卻被草草了結，阿俊想查明真相，逮捕馬利歸案。 馬利真的是個壞人嗎?希里對馬利的好有什麼陰謀嗎?阿俊警官真的如此正義嗎?一切答案尽在《流氓归来》中。 Maari (Dhanush) is a local don. According to popular hearsay-eight years back, Maari had murdered another powerful goon in that area after which he took over as local don. When Arjun (Vijay Yesudas), a cunning cop gets transferred to the area, he tries to collect enough proof to put Maari behind the bars with the help of Sridevi (Kajal) who has her own reasons to hate the don. Now, Maari the goon with a large heart returns from jail, only to realize that his area is now under the control of Arjun. What happens next ?