Bairi Piya

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Shreya Ghoshal became the first singer to bag both Filmfare and National Film Awards for her debut song.

"Bairi Piya"
Song by Shreya Ghoshal and Udit Narayan
from the album Devdas
Released17 October 2002 (2002-10-17)
LabelEros Now
Songwriter(s)Nusrat Badr
Devdas track listing
  1. "Silsila Ye Chahat Ka"
  2. "Maar Daala"
  3. "Bairi Piya"
  4. "Kaahe Chhed"
  5. "Chalak Chalak"
  6. "Hamesha Tumko Chaha"
  7. "Woh Chand Jaisi Ladki"
  8. "Morey Piya"
  9. "Dev's Last Journey" (The Theme)
  10. "Dola Re Dola"
Music video
"Bairi Piya" on YouTube

"Bairi Piya" (Hindi: बैरी पिया) is a song from the 2002 Blockbuster[1] Bollywood film, Devdas. The song is composed by Ismail Darbar and sung by Shreya Ghoshal along with Udit Narayan.[2] The lyrics were penned by Nusrat Badr.[3] The song features Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan in the video. Shreya Ghoshal received many accolades for her honey-soaked rendition of the song.[4]


Ghoshal recorded the whole song in a single take, without even knowing that she was being recorded, and received lots of appreciation from the established movie personalities involved in the project.[5] [6]

She was sixteen when she recorded this first song for her as well as the film, with Udit Narayan. Her Higher Secondary Examinations were nearing that time and she would take her books and notebooks to the studio in order to study during downtime.


The song is picturized on Parvati (Aishwarya Rai) and Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan). The song picturises the romance and the sweet relation between the two characters and their love for each other since their childhood.


"Bairi Piya" was an instant success and topped the charts.[7] Ghoshal became the first and till date is the only singer to win both Filmfare and National Film Awards for her debut song. Shreya's rendition of "Ish" or "Eesh" in the song became the highlight of the character Parvati and was well appraised. Reviewing the soundtrack, Aniket Joshi said, "If you liked "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan" from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll like “Bairi Piya”. The song falls in the same genre as the previously mentioned song from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, a chhed-chhad song, but done with a lot of grace and maturity. Yes, that’s quite hard to put together. Shreya Ghoshal and Udit Narayan render this number. The singing, like all of the songs in the album is just mind-blowing. The unique part of the song is the "ish" that Darbar has put in at certain points in the song, very unique!".[8] While reviewing for, Sukanya Verma wrote, "Udit Narayan and Shreya murmur sweet nothing as they playfully chide and make up in Bairi piya. Narayan successfully captures the eternal romanticism of Devdas whereas Shreya brings an element of impishness to Paro's character by blushing "Eesh" at every given opportunity."[9]


Year Award Nominee Category Result Ref.
2003 Filmfare Awards Shreya Ghoshal Best Female Playback Singer Nominated [10]
RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Won [11]
2003 National Film Awards Best Female Playback Singer Won [12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bollywood blockbuster 'Devdas' to be screened at Cannes". mediaindia. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ ""Bairi Piya" song details". iTunes.
  3. ^ "Bairi Piya Lyricist". Eros International.
  4. ^ ""Shreya's honey-soaked voice in Bairi Piya won many hearts"". IndiaWest. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  5. ^ ""Sixteen year old, Ghoshal records her debut song in a single take"". RadioAndMusic. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Filmfare Awards (2003)". IMDb. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b Kulkarni, Ronjita. "I simply closed my eyes and sang". Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ ""Ish, the unique part of the track Bairi Piya"". PlanetBollywood. Retrieved 2 April 2002.
  9. ^ "The Unchained Melody of Devdas". Retrieved 12 April 2002.
  10. ^ "Shreya Ghoshal bags two Filmfare Awards for her debut album Devdas".
  11. ^ "Shreya Ghoshal bags two Filmfare Awards for her debut album Devdas".
  12. ^ "Shreya Ghoshal wins National award for her first released Bollywood song". IMDb.
  13. ^ "National Award for the Bairi Piya singer". Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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