‘Sooraj Dooba Hain’ (English: The Sun Has Set) is a Hindi song from the 2015 Bollywood film, Roy. The music video of the peppy dance track features actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.
The song is all about living the present moment with someone special. The video track shows Fernandez romancing both Kapoor and Rampal. ‘Sooraj Dooba Hain‘ is composed by Amaal Mallik who made his debut in Bollywood as a music director with the 2014 released film Jai Ho.
Initially the producer of Roy, Bhushan Kumar told Malllik, that he was looking for a youthful party song for the film. He offered the chance to five other music composers in-order to select the best track. Mallik finalised a rough version of “Sooraj Dooba Hain” with a few lines written, which was originally composed by him three years ago. After composition he wasn’t aware that the song was composed for the film Roy until Bhushan showed him the poster of the film. He stated:
The director of the film Vikramjit Singh gave Mallik an insight into Ranbir Kapoor’s character, a carefree person who believes one should forget everything and live freely. Singh wanted the track to be about being young and carefree, similar to those which can be played in clubs too. With the first verse of the song written by Kumaar, which was “cracked” in fifteen minutes, Mallik realised that they “hit upon something really special”. According to him the song is something every person in this world can relate to. It is “a party song with a simple melody, Electronic Dance Music beats and non-crass lyrics”.
The song is sung by Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma. For the male vocals of the song, Mallik wanted a voice that does not sing many peppy numbers. Regarding the vocals by Singh, Mallik stated: “Arjit was one name that came to my mind and he too was extremely happy when he heard the song. He told me that he wished to maintain his style and will add my attitude to the song”. Mallik called Sharma and informed her of the song, and mentioned that he would email it to her before recording it at the studio. “Knowing that Amaal is an absolute king at EDM, I remember opening the email with immense excitement as he had mentioned it’s a dance track [and] it’s a duet with Arijit Singh.” According to Sharma, she fell in love with the track instantly, and kept listening to it over and over again. At the studio Mallik briefed her to do improvisations as per her wish. “After my solo parts were done, we worked on ideas for suitable harmonies for Arijit’s lines, for the chorus as well”. – Edited from Wikipedia