Rohit Vaid, whose maiden directorial venture Mahayoddha Rama won the Best Animation Film honour at the 64th National Film Awards, says its an "unbelievable" moment for him.
The winners of the 64th National Film Awards were announced here on Friday.
"When something like this happens, you are only confused and thankful. It starts with confusion, then thanking everyone, and later on, you retrospect all the things that went into making of the film. It really is unbelievable," Vaid told.
Vaid said the film was supposed to be released in 2009, but "there was some problem with Pixion -- which was doing bits of the production" for the movie.
"Our logic was to tell Ramayana in a different way with a bit of creative liberty. We used Ravana as the 20th century villain. We have told the story with a lot of VFX (visual effects) and action. The idea was to retell the story to today's youth," he said.
Mahayoddha Rama, which released in November last year, featured voices of actors like Gulshan Grover, Kunal Kapoor and Mukesh Rishi among others.
"We are delighted that our efforts have got such a prestigious recognition. I am truly humbled and this recognition stands testament for all the hard work put in by the team. I would like to thank the jury for this honour," said Abhimanyu Singh, CEO, Contiloe Pictures Pvt Ltd, which backed the film.