- Genre: Action
Loha is an 1987 Hindi film directed by Raj N. Sippy. It was released in India on 23 January 1987. It stars Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Karan Kapoor, Madhavi, Mandakini and Amrish Puri. The Film became a box office "hit" surfacing as one of the year's highest grossing films. The film became Dharmendra's first hit of the year 1987, where he went on to deliver 7 more outright hits and hence, represented one of his best career years as well as an all-time record year for any Hindi film star. The film's music were also superhit at the time most notably, "Isa Pir na musa pir, sabse bada hain paisa pir" picturised beautifully on the male leads of the film.
Honest and diligent Police Inspector Amar (Dharmendra) is a middle-clas man living in Bombay. In his attempt to arrest bandit Sher Singh (Amrish Puri), he and Inspector Dayal (Raza Murad) are attacked. Amar survives, but Dayal gets his legs crushed under a truck and becomes wheelchair-bound. Subsequently, Amar arrests local politician, Jagannath Prasad (Kader Khan), who gets released without being charged while Amar gets reprimanded, and decides to resign. Shortly thereafter, Sher Singh hijacks a bus and holds the passengers as hostages in exchange for 25 of his jailed associates. Dayal's granddaughter, Seema (Mandakini), is amongst them, and Dayal asks Amar for assistance. Amar, along with ex-convict, Qasim Ali (Shatrughan Sinha), and Karan (Karan Kapoor), a drug-dealer, does manage to rescue them but differences crop up between the trio and they part ways. Then Amar finds out that Qasim and Karan have masterminded a plan to facilitate the escape of the 25 convicts, and decides to confront them.